Remembering Selma: Analyzing the Use of Rhetorical Devices

Resource ID#: 198146 Type: Original Student Tutorial
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General Information

Subject(s): English Language Arts, English Language Arts (B.E.S.T. - Effective starting 2021-2022)
Grade Level(s): 9, 10
Intended Audience: Students
Instructional Time: 40 Minute(s)
Keywords: English Language Arts, Barack Obama, Selma, Alabama, President Obama, March on Selma, civil rights movement, presidential speech, historical speech, Edmund Pettus Bridge, rhetorical devices, anithesis, rhetorical questions, anaphora, speech, nonfiction, informational text, John Lewis, elearning, e-learning, tutorials, interactive, rhetoric, historical American speeches, American presidential speech, e learning, purpose, English, Language Arts, ELA, Bloody Sunday, speeches, speaker's purpose, author's purpose

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