A Greener Home – Alex, Grade 8

This persuasive essay is written by one of my grade 8 students. He is trying to galvanize peole to save the earth. He has successfully applied the rhetorical appeals to persuade the readers. The rhetorical devices, the vivid imagery, the literary devices, and the occasional first and second person perspectives have made it all an engaging speech.

Layers of Themes

There are four levels of themes, and if you are aiming for the 90s, you need to get as close as you can to a level 4 theme in your literary essays. Level 1 – topics are written for themes: Regret Regret is not a theme; it is a topic. A …