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Unit One A Week Two: Canadian Identity Lesson 1.4– Complete the following tasks, record your responses on this document, and submit it as an attachment to [email protected]. You will need more space to record your answers; continue typing and the space will expand. Rant = 100 marks Questions = 70 marksBefore Composing and Creating1.Read only the Tip section and the Before and During prompts found on page 13 of “Rants” (iLit ELA A 30 – Unit 1 SECPSD pdf).2.Now, read the rant “True North Hip-Hop: Strong and Free” by Adhimu “Mindbender” Stewart on pages 16 to 18 (iLit ELA A 30 – Unit 1 SECPSDpdf).3.What is the thesis of Stewart’s rant? /2 marks4.What is one argument he uses to support his thesis? /2 marks5.Summarize the concluding idea of Stewart’s rant. /3 marks
6.What is a rhetorical question? Why does Stewart use rhetorical questions in his rant? /2 marks7.What does Stewart’s rant reveal about Canadian identity? Be specific. /5 marks8.
Locate two rants created by Rick Mercer, one of Canada’s most famous rant speakers, who has elevated the stature of the rant to a work of art. Most of his rants are approximately two minutes and only 250 to 300 words long, but they are persuasive and emphatic. You will find recent and archived transcripts of his rants on his website at . You can also find many of Mercer’s rants on You Tube. Although you need not use these examples, here are links to three videos of Mercer’s rants that you can view for this assignment: ). a.Read, listen to, and/or view the rants. b.Identify, in the table provided, the name of the rant, the topic of the rant, and one rhetorical question used in the rant. /6 marks