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5.1.3Final Exam:Wrap Up Exam English 11 Sem 1 Points Possible: 50 Name:Jack Kazmierczak Date: 1. Read the following paragraph from "Resistance to Civil Government" by Henry David Thoreau:
allow. Yet this government never of itself furthered any enterprise, but by the alacrity with which it got out of its way. It does not keep the country free. It does not settle the West. It does not educate. The character inherent in the American people has done all that has been accomplished; and it would have done somewhat more, if the government had not sometimes got in its way. For government is an expedient, by which men would fain succeed in letting one another alone; and, as has been said, when it is most expedient, the governed are most let alone by it. Analyze the rhetorical style of this paragraph. How does the style contribute to the essay's power? In particular, consider its parallelism and figurative language in formulating your response. Be sure to include specific details from the text to support your answer. (10 points)

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