Creating My Own Revolutionary Period Poster/Flyer

 

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Creating Your Own Revolutionary Poster

Rhetorical Devices, Logical Appeals, and Emotional Appeals

Background for Assignment:  You are an American colonist in 1776.  You have heard Patrick Henry’s “Speech to the Virginia Convention” and have read Thomas Paine’s The Crisis No. 1.  The war against the British continues to be difficult, and the members of your Boston, Massachusetts, community have grown weary from the war and its difficulties. 

You, a writer for the local newspaper, have decided that you will create your own poster/flyer to encourage the colonists to persevere in their efforts against the British.  So, you are first going to outline your ideas: 

Title of Flyer:________________________________________________________________________

#1           Logical appeals for fighting against the British:

  1. ____________________________________________________________________________
  2. ____________________________________________________________________________

#2           Emotional appeals for fighting against the British:

  1. _____________________________________________________________________________
  2. _____________________________________________________________________________

#3           Three lines that will have rhetorical devices:

  1. Type of rhetorical device:________________________________

Actual Line______________________________________________________________

  1. Type of rhetorical device:_________________________________

Actual Line______________________________________________________________

  1. Type of rhetorical device:________________________________

Actual Line_______________________________________________________________

Directions:  You will create a flye/poster in Microsoft Publisher or Microsoft Word.  You must have the following on your flyer/poster:

Catchy Title ______________10 points

An Appropriate Picture _____10 points

Two Logical Appeals __________/20 points (10 points each)

Two Emotional Appeals _______/20 points (10 points each)

Three Rhetorical Devices _____________30 points (10 points each)

Correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling _________________10 points

Total Points                                                     ______________/100 points