Listen and carefully read the following:

Highlight or underline key points Douglass made in the speech.

  • Remember what you've learned in Composition (situation, audience, purpose, etc.)

With a partner discuss the speech and come up with a few sentences using one of Douglass' quotes.

  • Example: Frederick Douglass argued, "The Fourth July is yours, not mine" and that the Independence and freedom to which Americans celebrate on that day did not extend to millions of slaves in bondage. He continued, "You may rejoice, but I must mourn." Such words are indicative of Douglass' use of emotion, or ethos, to influence those who heard his speech. As a former slave ...

PSST!: You will be doing the same in analyzing the primary source for your Research Essay!