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Jasmine Chivers

Class Name Writing & Rhetoric 7/8
This week’s focus: Writing & Rhetoric 7 Lesson 5 and part of lesson 6
In preparation for Schole support class: Please have Lesson 5 read and notes / outline started for the upcoming essay! In class, we are going to go through The Whole Encomium! Finally! All the other lessons were driving us here!
So let’s walk through what makes a great Encomium essay:
1. Start with an introduction that includes hyperbole a thesis and a transition sentence.
2. Detail your subject’s background. Consider his or her ancestors including parents, country, or education.
3. Support your thesis by telling your reader about your subject’s fine qualities. Consider his or her personal character, abilities or virtues
4. Support your thesis by telling about the persons career. Describe this person’s achievements or show how this person used his or her gifts for a good cause. Use a quote from the text to support your point of view.
5. Contrast the person with a lesser person in order to heighten your praise.
6. Write a conclusion.
To be completed during the remainder of the week: Frederick Douglass: pages 63 to 76. (from last week) and start going through the details in Chapter 6.
November submission: Frederick Douglass essay OUTLINE. This means you will use what we learn about Frederick Douglass in chapter 5 and the whole encomium in chapter 6 and use that to write the OUTLINE (November submission) for the Frederick Douglass essay (December submission—please use Rubric on page 116 to see what is required in the essay).
If you haven’t handed in your 5 Hyperboles, please do so this week. Thank you!
Zoom Info:
Wednesday class W&R 7/8: online Zoom 10 to 10:50 am.
Link: Ms. Jasmine is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting for W&R 7/8.

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