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

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What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July
1. Douglas spent a considerable amount of his speech addressing points that do not need to be argued: a man is entitled to liberty, and that a slave is a man. Douglas spent so much time talking about these subjects because not all of his audience and American citizens consider what he said to be true. Even those who believe his statements to be true did not take the necessary steps to enforce those beliefs. Therefore, Douglas brought attention to the fact that all though certain laws were in place they are not being enforced. I also believe that Douglas was setting the stage for the next topics of his speech.
2. Douglas’ vivid imagery was likely to affect the pathos of his audience.