Comparison in Rhetoric Between Douglass and Weld

Here is a presentation, as the title mentions, comparing two abolitionist works between Frederick Douglass and Theodore Weld. In this presentation, we focused on the rhetorical devices used by both authors and how it impacts the texts.

The devices we focused most on, as in the ones that were shared by both abolitionists, are bdelygmia (which is the hatred of a person, word, or deed. In this case it would be slavery); pathos in a historical context; using outside sources as your point of credibility; decorum; deliberative imagery; and parallelism.

The members of the group that put together the presentation are Kennedy Smith (me), Sophie Normil, Marisa Kipping, Eric Merriweather, and Joe Connaughton.

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