The daunt feeling of oppression and inequality engulfed the brains of the many African Americans who came to be persuaded to become part of the tyrant-free Union side by Alfred M. Green. Their was only a miniscule number of ways to persuade these intelligent men to join and strive for civil equality. Green used a number of techniques to get his point across without sounding laconic. Green used empowering words, some historical references, and figurative language. Green created an empowering tone whilst presenting his speech. He used certain words to capture the attention of the audience. For example, Green repeats “It is true” in the beginning of the second and third paragraph. He followed that line with many harsh facts of the injustice, and imprisonment the African Americans had to go through. Green used this to almost degrade them and feel unworthy. Green is bringing them down with his words to make them face what is really happening in this “auspicious moment.” Green brings African Americans down but in the third paragraph he shifts saying words like “brethren” and “our duty” to enlighten their spirits and show them that this is possible to overcome. Green also includes quotes in the first and last paragraphs to affect African Americans egos. Green contradicts himself with the quote in the first paragraph because he makes the African Americans seem positive, while in the quote in the third paragraph he describes the hardship battles African Americans went through daily; by saying “tried men’s souls.” Green used this to murder the egos of the audience, but it was all a plan because he would raise their attitudes to gain praise. Another technique Green used was historical references that troubled the African Americans. Including the fugitive-slave laws and the famous Dred Scott decision, Green emitted these into the minds of them to reveal how far they have actually came. He explicitly relates these to the corrupt “judicial investigation” and states how we
not yet permitted for African Americans to fight in the Civil War, Alfred M. Green foresaw the validation and encouraged African Americans to prepare for enlistment. Throughout his speech, Alfred M. Green points out America’s grandeur, acknowledges and refutes the opposition, and lastly, goes on to appeal to the public’s faith and fear in order to inflame their spirits of joining the Union forces. Alfred M. Green delivers his speech in hopes of persuading his fellow African Americans to join the Union….
April 1861, the first month of the Civil War, Alfred M. Green gave a speech to his fellow African Americans striving to break the “race barrier”. Green’s purpose was persuading the African American to join the Union forces, because of their love for their country. He creates a compelling yet passionate tone to convey the idea that races should join through the use of diction and repetition.
Green begins his proclamation to his fellow African Americans by acknowledging their importance and….
Alfred M. Green’s speech to the African American group delivered in April 1861 persuades his fellow African Americans to join the North Union forces. Even though African Americans were not allowed to fight for their country during the year of 1861, Alfred M. Green uses many powerful strategies in order to get them prepared to fight in this war when the time came. Green uses an abundance rhetorical strategies to argue his message and speak back to counter arguments that his actions he's encouraging….
the Southern oppressors. Alfred M. Green, while giving a speech in Philadelphia at the beginning of the war, urged African American to prepare to enlist. He also spoke subversively about the unfairness of the treatment of African Americans not only in the South but also in the North. Green uses a variety of methods to persuade his fellow African-Americans to prepare for war while also speaking out against the treatment of the African-Am. in the North.
Green begins his speech by immediately mentioning….
During his speech Alfred M. Green uses various methods of persuasion in an attempt to get his fellow African Americans to join the Union forces during the Civil War. Alfred bases his speech on persuasion using an emotional connection, because he and his fellow African Americans were not allowed to fight in the war.
At his core Alfred was calling on all Americans to take up arms and join the Union forces that were fighting to abolish slavery. He spoke specifically to people of Color, but he spoke….
against the South. Alfred M Green a black man was opposed to this, and he delivered a speech urging his fellow African Americans to enlist for the war and spoke of their harsh treatment in both the north and the south by the white oppressors. In his speech, Green uses various methods of persuasion, in hopes of persuading the African Americans to enlist for the Union Army, but also talks of the struggles.
Green’s diction is squandered throughout and is a source of motivation because….
a person’s or group’s attitude or behavior towards some event, idea, object, or person. Albert Green cleverly uses connection and inspiration to persuade his fellow African Americans to join the ranks of the military. He connects with them by not only using unifying diction but also by appealing to their emotions, namely by speaking of their common historical plights, their “sires” or fathers.
Green, instead of separating himself as the speaker, from his audience, and singling out the individuals….
Alfred M. Green delivered a speech, in Philadelphia in 1861, directed towards his fellow African Americans. Now around this era African Americans were not allowed the right to enroll in to the union army. Green wanted to empower his fellow African Americans to enroll by the appeal to powerful words, repetition and the use of inclusive language.
Green knew the appeal and emotion that can be drawn from using powerfully motivational words; he does this to drag out the patriotisms inside each person….
In his speech, Alfred M. Green helped to unite the Union by using various rhetorical devices to help express his three arguments about why African Americans should be allowed to enlist in the Union army. In these arguments, Green points out that dwelling on the discrepancies and mistakes of the leaders of the past is not going to help the black community in the future and that they must fight to improve their status in society. Green also comments that African Americans should try to….
Mrs. Wargo AP Lang.
13 February, 2015
Speaker and activist, Alfred Green, in his speech, Philadelphia in 1861, emphasizes that black men need to prepare to enlist into the Union army. Green’s purpose is portrayed through patriotic and tone, inclusive language, and pathos to call black men up to arms. He adopts an inspiring tone in order to convey his war cry to northern, free, blacks.
Green opens his speech in Philadelphia by emphasizing the patriotic tone that calls free black men….