We also read a selection out of Plato's Republic, book 7: The allegory of the cave. This allegory allows us some insight into author's purpose, especially when the stakes of succeeding in convincing others to follow a prescribed course of action appears to be so high; perhaps this explains why some authors go to such great lengths to harness images and appeals and strategies to get their points across to their audiences--perhaps it has something to do with the nature of feeling as if one has ascended that steep and dangerous hill out of the cave, and now wishes to return to convince others to abandon their pursuits of shadowy deception.
Your job is to connect Plato's Allegory of the Cave and Jonathan Edwards' Sinners in the Hands... Explicate the connections between the two. Discuss author's purpose and strategies for the pieces. You also have until Tuesday, October 14 to compose a written analysis of Edwards/Plato, in which you explicate the connections between Plato's allegory of the cave (Republic, book 7) and Edwards' Sinners in the Hands...This should be published individually on your weebly under individual assignments.
Also, by class time on Friday, post your group's lyrics mashup between Queen and Edwards onto your weebly site. Make sure each person in your group has the lyrics posted. Be thinking about the connections in tone and purpose between both.
Your reading (with notes/annotations) consists of the two PDFs on the resources page entitled, "John Hale" and "Cotton Mather's' Diary". Read these as conscientiously and meticulously. Know that class discussion and rhetorical analysis revolve around your reading. Don't give these short shrift.
Finally, here's the link to your quizlet vocabulary terms for rhetorical analysis:http://quizlet.com/52595607/hhsengap3-flash-cards/
Vocabulary quiz next Tuesday, October 14.