1. Support OR challenge one argument made by a literary critic we have read (see a, b, and c
below). Use evidence from the class readings to back up your stance.
a. James Levernier’s essay, “Style as Protest in the Poetry of Phillis Wheatley”
For example, Levernier argues that Phillis Wheatley’s poetry held subversive messages within
her poetic style/form. If you disagree, use examples from Wheatley’s poetry to show your
rationale. If you agree, then use additional examples not mentioned by Levernier (i.e., add to his
argument rather than restating it) to show why you support his argument.
2. Explore 2 rhetorical or formal device (e.g., ethos, pathos, logos, questions, imagery, or
metaphor) and discuss its impact on the overall message (content) of one of the following pieces:
a. Thomas Paine’s Common Sense
the two answers are completely separate from one another. 500 words each answer.