Alfred M. Green Essay

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Mark Sharktier Smitch AP Lang February 26th, 2013 AP Write 2: Alfred M. Green A true lover of his country, Alfred M. Green believes in the true equality of all men. This vexing persuasion brings forth the power in his statements. By demonstrating true patriotism, religion, family, Green generates motivation that is felt by all. His diction adds a powerful factor in persuading his audience, and the ideas he demonstrates accurately portray his vast knowledge. Green commences his attack my immediately mentioning the backbone of American principles, “...who hearts burns the love of country, of freedom, and of civil and religious toleration.” This instills desire into African Americans to strive in favor of fighting the Civil War, to protect their rights as African Americans and as people. In the same manner, Green challenges whites, asking them to reconsider their opposing thoughts on blacks fighting for freedom. The tension towards whites is not hostile however, but calm and collected. This poses are a strong counter to the idea that blacks, despite their freedom, may not serve their country. Recognizing its powerful persuasion, Green also influences his audience with patriotism. “the brave deeds of our fathers” and “immortal Washington” are tinted with red, white, and blue, giving a powerful reminder of America’s founding principles; freedom and equality to all men. Once more, this serves as a reminder to blacks and white about the United States, and the sacrifices put forth to achieve her noble status. Whilst patriotism and freedom is held close to the hearts of African Americans, Green identifies the Christian religion as equally valued. Since most African Americans at the time were Christian, lines like “Let us, then, take up the sword, trusting in God, who will defend the right” cast an almighty, internal power upon blacks. The sacredness of God and

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