Analysis Of For My People By Margaret Walker

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The Civil Rights Movement happen in 1954 it was a time we're America we racially divided so protest started to happening they were peaceful protest where people would give speeches and come together but at one of the protest the police didn't like that because it makes the city and America look like didn't have a control on there people so they started to attack the protesters as a attempted to shut them down. They would throw tear gas and some were on horses whipping people. Some people were getting tramped while others were running for there life. Being beaten and facing racial injustice was just a part of African American life back then and for a long time. They could always get together and protest for their rights. People were just trying to fight for racial equality and to end segregation they tried to make a change. The leaders would often gives speeches or write letter even poems sometimes and they all had rhetoric in them these made the person in the speech sometimes seem relatable or it gives the listener or reader a visual on what the person is talking about.
The author will use provoke to get there audience mad or to rally them mostly it is so they can remember the hard times they have been through. In the poem “For My People” by Margaret Walker shows pathos is use to provoke the audience.She says”For my people cramped bewildered years we went to school to learn to know the reasons why and the answers to and the people who and the places where and the days when

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