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In James Loewen's essay "Lies my Teachers Told Me. Loewen chooses to start out his essay memorably, with the dramatic statement "High school students...

In James Loewen's essay "Lies my Teachers Told Me..."

1. Loewen chooses to start out his essay memorably, with the dramatic statement "High school students hate history. " But even before that first line, Loewen persuades his readers by citing four quotations about history. What is the rhetorical (i.e., persuasive) effect of choosing to start out in this way? How do the quotations foreshadow Loewen's thesis? For that matter, what is Loewen's thesis? At what points in his essay does he make this thesis clear?
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1. Loewen chooses to start out his essay memorably, with the dramatic statement "High
school students hate history. " But even before that first line, Loewen persuades his readers
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