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1 The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano Slave Narrative

2 Vocabulary WordP.O.S & Def.Illustration, Synonym or Rephrase 1. loathsomeAdj. – hateful; detestable 2. pestilentialAdj.- likely to cause disease 3. copiousAdj. - plentiful; abundant; many 4. improvidentAdj. – shortsighted; not able to see the future 5. avariceNoun – greed for riches 6. pacifyVerb – to calm or soothe

3 Literary terms Slave Narrative –Autobiographical account of life as a slave –Story about slavery told from slave’s point of view –Uniquely American literary genre

4 Literary Terms Author’s purpose –The reason an author uses the language or literary tool that he/she uses to inform, persuade, or entertain

5 Literary Terms Mood –The emotions you feel while you are reading

6 Literary Terms 3 Elements of Persuasion –Logos »Appeals to the reader’s reason, logic –Pathos »Author appeals to the reader’s emotions, feelings –Ethos »Author appeals to the reader’s morals, sense of right and wrong

7 Elements of Persuasion Rhetorical Triangle LOGOS : Author appeals to our logic, reason, or common sense ETHOS: Author appeals to our sense of fairness, justice, morals, right and wrong PATHOS: Author appeals to our sense of emotions (often use charged words that trigger specific feelings)

8 Logos The author appeals to reader’s logic, reason, or common sense. –What makes sense to the reader? –What can be reasoned by the reader?

9 Pathos The author appeals to the reader’s emotions –Uses words to create feelings of anger or sympathy

10 Ethos The author appeals to the reader’s, fairness, justice, sense of right and wrong –The reader understands ideas or events as not being fair or acceptable

11 Olaudah Equiano Bio 1745-1797 Son of tribal elder in Benin, West Africa Age 11, he and sister kidnapped Sold to British slave traders, worked at sea Curious young man: learned about navigation; managed master’s finances After ten years, made money and bought freedom

12 Olaudah Equiano bio Moved to England Involved in abolition of slavery 1787 took freed slaves to Freetown, Sierra Leone to establish settlement 1789 autobiography published Sold in US and England Made society face cruelty of slavery Slavery abolished 20 years after publication


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