Henry David Thoreau -- Texts and Reading and Discussion Questions
"On the Duty of Civil Disobedience"
- "On the Duty of Civil Disobedience" [Text]
- Thoreau's Nonchalance in "On the Duty of Civil Disobedience"
- Thoreau's Plain Rhetoric
- Jacobean Tragedy and "Civil Disobedience": Thoreau's Bedfellows
- Rhetorical Questions in Civil Disobedience
- Thoreau and Apple Pie
- Alienating the Audience versus Alliance with it
- Thoreau's Wordplay in "Civil Disobedience"
- Verse in "Civil Disobedience"
- Henry David Thoreau: Civil disobedience or what?
- You can lead a horse to water, but should you?
- Thoreau's literary technique, or lack thereof
- Wooden Men and the Use of Lists
- The Machine of Government
- Thoreau in Prison
"Slavery in Massachusetts"
- Absurd as Reasonable in Henry David Thoreau's "Slavery in Massachusetts"
- The Use of Personification in Thoreau's "Slavery in Massachusetts"
- Higher Law and Moral Relativism: Rhetorically Circumventing Both in "Slavery in Massachusetts"
- Eloquence in a Waterlily
- Thoreau's Common Sense Appeal
- Thoreau vs. Ashcroft
- Living in Hell
- Thoreau and the Grotesque
- Analogous to Slavery
"A Plea for Captain John Brown"
- "A Plea for Captain John Brown" [Text]
- Identity of an American Opposed to America
- John Brown's body is a-surfing on the wave
- Thoreau's Rhetoric
- Thoreau's Voice
- Humor and Overstatement in "A Plea for John Brown"
- Us and Them in Thoreau's "A Plea for Captain John Brown"
- Thoreau's Savior
- John Brown's Body
- A Plea for Heroes
"Life without Principle"
Discussion of Multiple Essays
Last modified 10 April 2005