#15 Journal 9/8 The first chapter of Ecclesiastes, a book in the Bible, concludes with these words: • "For in much wisdom is much grief, and in increase of knowledge is increase of sorrow." • Defend, challenge, or qualify this assertion. Use evidence from your observation, experience, or reading to develop your position. Vocabulary – Paradigm – Rapport – Spurious – Stoic – Truncated • Current Event Journal due Weds. Please follow the ABC structure. • By Friday: read Douglass Chapters 9- Appendix. Quiz and Seminar. You Should Have: • Polyphemus Moth • Giant Water Bug • In Praise of Bats • All should go in your binder under rhetorical analysis. • Choose one to work with a bit more today. #16 Analytical Thesis Statement 9/8 • Write an essay analyzing the rhetorical strategies that the author uses to convey his point of view. • In “The Atlanta Compromise Address,” Booker T Washington uses a sentimental appeal, extended metaphors, and uplifting, optimistic diction to express his view that blacks and whites should rally around the same economic flag. • Label the parts. 1. Title of text 2. Author or speaker 3. Adjectives that describe rhetorical strategies 4. Rhetorical strategies 5. Point of view, main idea, or argument • In the excerpt from Heaven and Earth in jest, Dillard uses dark diction, disturbingly violent imagery, and graphic details to ask us to consider if predators are murderers or just a dark part of nature. Body Paragraphs • Identify: state the device. • Evidence: give text evidence of the device • Link: explain how the device contributes to the expression of the author’s main point or argument. • Try writing a body paragraph based on the first device identified in your thesis.