Declaration of Independence by Thomas Jefferson

Intention: The intention of this essay was for Jefferson to express the wrongdoings of King George to the colonists, and how those wrongdoings have forced the colonists to break away from England. Rhetorical Triangle: Speaker: Thomas Jefferson is representing the colonists in an effort to express         their grievances with King George. Audience: This essay…

On Seeing England for the First Time by Jamaica Kincaid

Persona: In the beginning of the essay, Kincaid writes with the persona of a young boy, fascinated by the myth of England. He describes how he ate traditional English breakfasts every morning (ex: half a grapefruit, an egg, bread and butter, a slice of cheese, and a cup of cocoa). He then talks about how…

Speech to the Troops at Tilbury by Queen Elizabeth I

The intention of Queen Elizabeth’s the I speech was to rally the troops for the battle at Tilbury. The soldiers were meant to feel the inspiration and the love that Queen Elizabeth the I had for her people and that she was unwilling to give up in the face of battle. Queen Elizabeth has the…