Day 11

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Day 11

  1. 1. Monday, October 4<br />English 111<br />
  2. 2. Today in Class<br />Post essay on Turnitin.com<br />Discuss types of persuasive texts<br />Discuss campaign analysis assignment<br />
  3. 3. Homework for Wednesday<br />Any background work that your group determines.<br />
  4. 4. Purposes of Persuasion<br />Support a cause<br />Urge people to action or vote<br />Promote change<br />Refute a theory<br />Arouse sympathy<br />Stimulate interest<br />Win agreement<br />Solve a problem<br />
  5. 5. Supersize Me<br />Who is the audience?<br />Are you persuaded? <br />If so, how are you being persuaded?<br />What techniques are used?<br />Clip<br />
  6. 6. 1992 Presidential Debate<br />Between George HW Bush and Bill Clinton.<br />Who is more effective in answering the question? Why?<br />What persuasive techniques are used?<br />Clip<br />
  7. 7. Persuasive Writing<br />What techniques persuade you?<br />Are you persuaded when personal elements are added to the essay?<br />Are you persuaded by sarcasm?<br />Are you persuaded by facts and figures?<br />
  8. 8. Using satire to persuade<br />Read Joel Stein’s “The New Army Recruiting Pamphlet.”<br />What is Stein criticizing? How?<br />How is the writing persuasive?<br />
  9. 9. Art as Persuasive Text<br />
  10. 10. Daughters of Revolution<br />Grant Wood<br />
  11. 11. Grant Wood<br />Daughters of Revolution, painted in 1932, took a pointed shot at the Daughters of the American Revolution, a group which Wood found ridiculous and contradictory to the extreme. <br />Wood felt the DAR were "people who are trying to set up an aristocracy of birth in a Republic." <br />
  12. 12. Grant Wood<br /><ul><li>Wood further disliked the DAR because of a controversy over a World War I memorial window that the artist had been commissioned to do in the late 1920's for his hometown, Cedar Rapids.
  13. 13. Wood found that the best stained glass factories were in Germany, and spent significant time overseas working on the window with German craftsmen.
  14. 14. Upon his return and the installation of the window, the local DAR chapter protested, claiming that it had been made by America's enemies and thus dishonored the memory of those it sought to memorialize. </li></li></ul><li>

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