Funnel Paragraphs    Topic Sentence:    What is the rhetorical strategy?    Set-up:    What is the context for the quote? ...
Funnel Paragraphs             Topic Sentence:             What is the rhetorical strategy?hourglass?   Set-up:            ...
Sample Paragraph My     Injustice anywhere is a threat toQuote   justice everywhere. We are        caught in an inescapabl...
Sample Paragraph           Martin Luther King employs a   My      framing device in order to depictstrategy   his actions ...
Sample Paragraph         Early in the letter, King must         rebut the clergymen’s charge that  My     his demonstratio...
Sample Paragraph          Notice how King deploys the neat          parallel structure contrasting  My      “injustice any...
Sample Paragraph           King must do this in order to broaden           the perspective of the debate. If he  My       ...
Sample Paragraph           We should also acknowedge that the           entire enterprise of Civil Rights More      requir...
Putting it all together  topic      Martin Luther King employs a framing device in order to depict his             actions...
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  1. 1. Funnel Paragraphs Topic Sentence: What is the rhetorical strategy? Set-up: What is the context for the quote? Quote: What was said? Summary and Analysis: What was said and why did the speaker say it that way? What purpose did it serve?
  2. 2. Funnel Paragraphs Topic Sentence: What is the rhetorical strategy?hourglass? Set-up: What is the context for the quote? Quote: What was said? Summary and Analysis: What was said and why did the speaker say it that way? What purpose did it serve?
  3. 3. Sample Paragraph My Injustice anywhere is a threat toQuote justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.
  4. 4. Sample Paragraph Martin Luther King employs a My framing device in order to depictstrategy his actions in Birmingham as unifying rather than divisive.
  5. 5. Sample Paragraph Early in the letter, King must rebut the clergymen’s charge that My his demonstrations are the acts ofset-up “outsiders” who are interfering with the local issues of Birmingham, Alabama.
  6. 6. Sample Paragraph Notice how King deploys the neat parallel structure contrasting My “injustice anywhere” with “justice everywhere.” He alsosummary compares society to both a network and--more prosaically--a piece of clothing.
  7. 7. Sample Paragraph King must do this in order to broaden the perspective of the debate. If he My allows the clergymen’s argument that this is a “local” issue then hisanalysis credibility with be weakened; he’ll be that outside agitator they say her is. If, on the other hand, he can make this about Civil Rights in general, in the entire United States, his role is more secure.
  8. 8. Sample Paragraph We should also acknowedge that the entire enterprise of Civil Rights More requires people to see themselves more in terms of American-nessanalysis rather than in terms of race. King’s audience must identify more with a shared human destiny than in a racial categorization in order for him to be successful.
  9. 9. Putting it all together topic Martin Luther King employs a framing device in order to depict his actions in Birmingham as unifying rather than divisive. Early in thesentence letter, King must rebut the clergymen’s charge that his demonstrations are the acts of “outsiders” who are interfering with the local issues of Birmingham, Alabama.set-up Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single quote garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. Notice how King deploys the neat parallel structure contrasting “injustice anywhere” with “justice everywhere.” He also compares society to both a network and--more prosaically--a piece of clothing.summary King must do this in order to broaden the perspective of the debate. If he allows the clergymen’s argument that this is a “local” issue then his credibility with be weakened; he’ll be that outside agitator they say her is. If, on the other hand, he can make this about Civil Rights inanalysis general, in the entire United States, his role is more secure. We should also acknowedge that the entire enterprise of Civil Rights requires people to see themselves more in terms of American-ness rather than in terms of race. King’s audience must identify more with a shared human destiny than in a racial categorization in order for him to be successful.
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