Tips/Strategies for Rhetorical Analysis

Examples of student rhetorical analysis essays here:

  1. Example of a Rhetorical Analysis Essay: “I Have a Dream” (Macfarland)
  2. Rhetorical Analysis of MLK’s “I Have a Dream” (Ted Wilkenfeld)
  3. Rhetorical Analysis Essay (John Manfredonia)
  4. Rhetorical Analysis on “I Have a Dream” (Michael Hyun Jr.)

Online Resources:

Night Persuasive Appeals



AP English Language Assignment

Essay Prompt: Which of Aristotle’s persuasive appeals—Ethos, Logos, or Pathos—does Wiesel use in the text Night to convince us that we should stand up in the face of injustice?


  • Choose one of Aristotle’s persuasive appeals.
  • Write a critical essay about Wiesel’s text, Night, examining his persuasive appeals.
  • Include specific textual evidence to prove your assertion.
  • Use MLA Format for citations and typing guidelines. Avoid plagiarism!
  • One page typed, double spaced, maximum.

Due Monday, September 9!

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