In your ap thesis you should mention the following: text/author



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In your AP Thesis you should mention the following:



Warm Up 9.25-26.13—Evaluate these sample thesis statements!


  1. Green uses a variety of methods to persuade his audience.

    Class Copy!!! Do NOT Mark!!!

  2. Alfred’s speech uses alliteration, consonance, assonance, asyndeton, anaphora, and pathos to persuade his audience to join the Union army.

  3. Green uses diction and syntax to persuade his audience to join the army.

  4. In this magnificent speech, which was delivered in Philadelphia during April 1861, the first month of the Civil War, Alfred M. Green successfully uses pathos and ethos to convince his African American audience to join the Union army.

  5. Alfred M. Green argues that the Union should allow African Americans to fight in the army by appealing to his audience’s sense of patriotism and morality.

  6. In his speech, Alfred M. Green tries to convince his audience to join the Union army when they can by first acknowledging his audience’s legitimate grievances and then by trying to rile up their emotions by demonizing the South.

  7. Because Alfred M. Green knows his audience is reluctant to fight for a country that oppresses them, he tries to motivate them to join the army by focusing on a sense of duty and moral righteousness.



In your AP Thesis you should mention the following:

  • text/author (if you have this info)

  • important rhetorical strategies used

  • how those strategies help the writer achieve his purpose



Warm Up 9.25-26.13—Evaluate these sample thesis statements!


  1. Green uses a variety of methods to persuade his audience.

    Class Copy!!! Do NOT Mark!!!

  2. Alfred’s speech uses alliteration, consonance, assonance, asyndeton, anaphora, and pathos to persuade his audience to join the Union army.

  3. Green uses diction and syntax to persuade his audience to join the army.

  4. In this magnificent speech, which was delivered in Philadelphia during April 1861, the first month of the Civil War, Alfred M. Green successfully uses pathos and ethos to convince his African American audience to join the Union army.

  5. Alfred M. Green argues that the Union should allow African Americans to fight in the army by appealing to his audience’s sense of patriotism and morality.

  6. In his speech, Alfred M. Green tries to convince his audience to join the Union army when they can by first acknowledging his audience’s legitimate grievances and then by trying to rile up their emotions by demonizing the South.

  7. Because Alfred M. Green knows his audience is reluctant to fight for a country that oppresses them, he tries to motivate them to join the army by focusing on a sense of duty and moral righteousness.


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