Rhetorical Analysis Of What To The Slave Is The Fourth Of July

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How does a reader know what the author is trying to say or promote? How does a reader know what the author wants them to do after the passage is read? Do they know by what he says directly? Or is it the tone and structure of the passage? When we try to interpret a passage, we tend to utilize the use of rhetorical strategies (such as tone and structure) to decipher what the author’s true purpose is, whether we know it or not. Frederick Douglass’ speech “What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?”, is a good example of this process. He uses the rhetorical strategies such as parallelism, tone, and connotations to motivate his audience to act against slavery.
“Am I to argue that it is wrong to make men brutes, to rob them of their liberty,