In paragraph 5, Adams states that “ ... you have a parent who has taken so large and active a share in this contest…”(Lines 52-52). Adams uses this sentence to show her son that she and her husband have put a lot of work into her son, and they expect great things. This should make her son feel like he truly needs to succeed. This shows pathos because it will make him feel guilty if he doesn't succeed. In lines 21 and 43, Adams uses the phrase “my son” to establish their deeply personal connection.
In the letter Abigail Adams writes to her son while he is on a voyage to France with his father, she inserts many different rhetorical strategies in her writing. She uses different strategies such as emphasis and changing the reader's attitude, in a way that will help her son follow the right path in life. Adams' message to her son is clear, the journey to becoming a well rounded man takes a extensive amount of effort. Adams uses the rhetorical strategies to ensure her message is understood. Primarily, Adams illustrates her son's journey to establish that he needs to follow a certain path to become the best man he can be.
She uses allusion to invoke a sense of purpose in her son completing his journey and gaining the knowledge he needs in order to grow. When Abigail Adams suggest that her son was fortunate enough to witness "who have made glorious defense of their invades liberties." She uses Americas history into becoming an independent country to show hardship that will come but the outcome from it is even better. Next example she used is, "Would Cicero have shone so distinguished an orator if had not been roused, kindled, and inflamed by the tyranny of Catiline, Verres, and Mark Antony." Adams proposes that adversity will come in life, but it will make him a great leader.
Because of the context of the letter, Frethorne is also attempting to ingratiate his parents to aid him in his plight. Frethorne writes: “Loving and kind father and mother: My most humble duty remembered to you, hoping in God of your good health, as I myself am at the making hereof” (par. 1). Frethorne’s use of diction in the words “Loving,” “kind,” and “humble” reminds his father and mother of their role as caretakers and paints himself in the light of a son thinking of his parents to strengthen his case for assistance later in the letter. To accompany this, Frethorne uses the imagery of his diet to appeal to his parents’ compassion.
The third rhetorical device, Abigail Adams uses is logical repetition. Mrs. Adams was a logical woman and used this to drive the point that her son has great things that lie ahead of him. She mentions the word “great” a series of times to lift her son up. For example, she says that he has been endowed with “greater advantages” that he hasn't come to realize yet. Such as his parents, education, and that he has been taught that everything isn't about him becoming who he wants to be.
When the author was younger, he would get up and see his father get up early on a Sunday morning, warm the house, and shine the son’s shoes, but he didn’t quite realize that his father is doing this out of love until he got older. In Sharon Old’s poem, the mother had trouble letting go of her daughter and seeing her grow up so fast, because to her, the daughter was still like a baby to her and she was not ready to let her go to become independent and maturing to be a older and responsible woman. She was also afraid of losing her responsibilities as a mother and a parent. The relationships between parents and children can ultimately lead to acceptance at the end. For example in the poem “ The Possessive, the mother accepted that her daughter is growing up.
This shows how his family’s love him for who he is not how he looks. They can go deeper, and find his beautiful personality and not be shallow enough to over-rule him just because he appearance does not perform to modern day definitions. Their love for August (or Auggie as he is often referred to) is so strong and so pure it is unlimited and free. Therefore, giving him the support he needs when he needs, as shown in this quote: “Mom says by then, they had told her all about me. She had been preparing
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Abigail Adams explains to her son in her letter that he is on the road to becoming a man. She sees her job as a loving mother. She instructs him on how he might not only make the most of his life, but also might eventually be skilled enough to lead others who might be in need of a leader. In no way does she want her son to be an average man of the time period. In no way will she ever permit it----she loves him too much.