Obama's use of rhetoric in a letter to her younger self

Obama's use of rhetoric in a letter to her younger self

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  1. In this lesson, we will explore one of the most influential women of our time: Michelle Obama. We will explore Obama's letter to herself, and consider how rhetoric was used to help her reflect on some of the biggest challenges she's ever had to face.

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5 Questions

Q1.
Rhetoric can be used to encourage:
advice
better things
Correct answer: change
rules
Q2.
Michelle Obama experiences a transformation as she:
learns from her experiences
learns nothing from her experiences
makes predictions for the future
Correct answer: regrets everything in her past
Q3.
We might directly address ourselves when writing (select two answers):
Correct answer: a journal
Correct answer: a letter
a new article
a speech
Q4.
Michelle Obama writes a letter to herself to give:
Correct answer: advice
apologies
demands
excuses
Q5.
An example of anaphora would be:
Think and then act.
Correct answer: You always have been and you always will be.
You are always the first one, and the last one.
You either help, or miss out.

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UnitEnglish / Rhetoric: Change: Michelle Obama & Lennie James

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