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.
In a paragraph of her letter, Adams uses words like "advantages", "attention", "diligence" and "steady application." Her use of strong, motivational and empowering diction will help her son realize how important the qualities of a honorable man are. Later in her letter, Adams alludes to the once great leader, Cicero. She writes, "Would Cicero have shone so distinguished an orator if he had not been roused, kindled, and inflamed by the tyranny of Catiline, Verres, and Mark Anthony?" She writes this to help her son recognize the struggles of becoming a strong leader, and the extensive outcome working hard can bring.
Through the use of allusions, pathos, and precise language, Adams is able to effectively advise her son. These rhetorical devices are used to help ingrain confidence in her son, establish the emotional connection between mother and son, and outline her expectations for her son. Adams’ use of allusions helps her son become more confident in his abilities. In line 40 of her letter, Adams asks “Would Cicero have shone so distinguished an orator if he had not been roused, kindled, and inflamed by the tyranny of Catiline, Verres and Mark Anthony?”. Through this allusion, Adams portrays the message that one needs to face great adversity before they can become great.
In this letter, it talks about John Quincy Adams in his journey to becoming president. His mother Abigail Adams personally writes this letter to him whiles he's on his trip with his father. Abigail Adams wrote this letter employing pathos, asking rhetorical questions and presenting personal comparisons to extend the idea of following his fathers footsteps in becoming president of the U.S. Adams changes her sons attitude by speaking in to him and appealing to pathos, identifying with him on a personal level. "It will be expected of you my son that as you..." By using "my son" Adams presents a motherly tone of concern to grab his attention. She's using her place of authority against him, because just like every child, our mothers come off as the mama bear and give us a sense of protection.
Familial Redemption Yusef Komunyakaa’s “My Father’s Love Letters” and Li-Young Lee’s “Persimmons” are poems about the familial relationship between a father and a child and the understanding between the two. In Komunyakaa’s poem, the child writes letters to his mother as his father dictates what to say in order to woo back his wife. In Lee’s poem traces the speaker’s life as a whole going back from childhood to adulthood as he tries to get assimilated into a new culture and how that has affected his own relationships with his family. Both Komunyakaa and Lee explore the relationships between the speakers and their fathers through a loss of identity and communication; however, Komunyakaa understand the father in a more retrospective manner,
1” the most persuasive technique used is pathos, because it appeals to a man’s care for his family and self-pride. One example where pathos is used as the most persuasive technique in ‘The Crisis No. 1” is when Thomas Paine starts off the pamphlet with the quote “These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer solider and the sunshine patriot will in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country” (Paine 108). The quote is effective
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.
Many people and or things were effected during the American Revolution. This is the time Abigail Adams wrote a letter to her son who is going on a trip with his father. In this letter she gives her son some advice like making mistakes in life to making your own path. Adams provides examples to help illustrate these ideas better. First off Adams uses comparisons and contrast and contrasting to help illustrate a better understanding.
Tante Lou, a close friend of Miss Emma and Grant’s aunt, provides the assurance that Grant would prove Jefferson worthy a human. Grant’s girlfriend, Vivian, provides the support he needs to keep him from eluding his problems. Women in this novel play an influential part as a bridge to success in men’s lives, as Tante Lou and Vivian secure Grant 's role in the community, and as Miss Emma encourages Jefferson to die as a man. Even as Jefferson doubts the existing love for him, Miss Emma remains an influence in making him a man by going to many extents. From start to finish, she had always been the strong will who wanted the wellbeing of her godson.
In the literature of “The Crisis” by Thomas Paine the type of writing that it use in this speech is persuasive and propaganda; and this literary form a pamphlet; the purposes of this speech is to get men to fight and concepts the age of reason is the logic and reason, quest for freedom. The literary devices uses is anecdotes in his speech because in the speech it says “a generous parent should have said, “if there must be trouble let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.” this single reflection, well applied, is sufficient to awaken every man to duty (Paine). The reader played with their emotions and give them the thought of dislike for Great Britain and impacts us as a reader to urges. The age of reason brought down on Paine the charges of disbelief as he tried to demonstrate that the Bible promotes the natural religion and argues for the existence of creator-God. And one of the quotes by Thomas Paine says ‘It is from the Bible that man has learned cruelty, rapine, and murder; for the belief of a cruel God makes a cruel man.” This type of writing in this speech is persuasion; the purpose is to decide if Virginia
In 1780, Abigail Adams wrote a letter to her son John Adams who at the time was traveling overseas with his father who was a U.S diplomat. She is writing to her son, hoping to convince him of travel and diligence. Adam conveys her message in a concerning,motherly tone to promote her son or at least invoke though in him about using what 's provided to him to improve his livelihood. Adams expresses her concern and interest of her son 's life by appealing to his affection towards her. She starts the letter with “MY DEAR SON” this is to provide a kind, caring and loving feeling to her words.
Abigail Adams is writing to her son who is voyaging with his father. At this time her son, John Quincy Adams, is a U.S. diplomat headed to France. In this letter she is telling him to be careful and do good work. To be good man and make his family proud and bring honor to his country. She uses very high level of words to help set the tone of a stern, concerned mother.