Guided Notes: Patrick Henry’s Speech in the Virginia Convention pp. 228-234



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Guided Notes: Patrick Henry’s Speech in the Virginia Convention pp. 228-234
1. Identify the following elements of persuasion from the BACKGROUND.


  • Speaker:




  • Audience:




  • Occasion:

2. Identify and explain Henry’s use of antithesis. How does each strengthen Henry’s argument?

Line 3:

Line 8:

3. a) In lines 1-14, what words does Henry use to show respect for his audience?

b) Which words draw upon a common ground of shared values?

4. Explain the use of metaphor in line 22. How does it illustrate Henry’s argument?
5. What does Henry conclude about the Crown’s treatment of the colonies? Cite an example for support.
6. What evidence does Henry cite to argue that the British are preparing for war?

7. What is Henry’s answer to those who favor talking to the British?

8. According to Henry, the colonists have taken several actions to protest the British treatment. Cite three examples.

a.

b.



c.

9. Cite three examples of use of logic. How do they strengthen Henry’s argument?

10. Cite three examples of appeal to emotion. How do they strengthen Henry’s argument?

11. Cite three examples of rhetorical questioning. How do they strengthen Henry’s argument?

12. Cite two examples of use of repetition. How do they strengthen Henry’s argument?

13. Cite two examples of parallel structure. How do they strengthen Henry’s argument?

14. Explain the allusions Henry uses in the following lines. What does their use indicate about Henry’s

audience?

a) 15-17

b) 18-19


c) 28

d) 74-75
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