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Portraiture and the Rhetorical Triangle

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Language Arts And English +1 Age Level High School (16 to 18 years old)

Subject: AP Language, Rhetorical Analysis

This collection features portraits (some that can be used for comparing and contrasting) for studying and practicing usage of the rhetorical triangle.  Students may also SOAPSTone the images.  

Objectives:

  • Students will observe different portraits.
  • Students will analyze different portraits using the rhetorical triangle.  
  • Students will recall lessons from history to apply background knowledge to the analysis.  

This collection was created in conjunction with the National Portrait Gallery's 2018 Learning to Look Summer Teacher Institute.  

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Russell Means

National Portrait Gallery

Russell Means by Warhol

National Portrait Gallery

Pocahontas

National Portrait Gallery

Po-ca-hon-tas

National Portrait Gallery

Richard Nixon

National Portrait Gallery

Richard Nixon

National Portrait Gallery

Pearls

National Portrait Gallery

John F. Kennedy

National Portrait Gallery

José López Portillo

National Portrait Gallery

David Ho

National Portrait Gallery

President Barack Obama

National Portrait Gallery