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.
Adams proposes that adversity will come in life, but it will make him a great leader. Abigail Adams uses rhetorical devices such as pathos and allusion to get her advice to her son John Adams. Adams uses pathos throughout her letter to show the support and tender love a mother can have for her son. Adams wants to let her son know that he has a support system from his family when adversity comes at him in
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.
In lines 21 and 43, Adams uses the phrase “my son” to establish their deeply personal connection. Then, in lines 62-62 Adams calls herself “... your ever affectionate mother, A.A.”. Both of these phrases bring out strong emotions and would help her son realize how strong his family support is at home. These emotions should fuel him to return home
The author foreshadowed the reader by including knowledge that the reader would used later in the story, like Grandfather's war tactics and Mattie’s attitude towards her Mother. On page 79 Grandfather is reviewing with Matilda the three things a soldier needs to fight. Matilda replies with a tired tone that shows she already studied the topic numerous times. Anderson writes, “one, a sturdy pair of boots. Two, a full belly, and three, a good night's rest.” From this quote the reader can take that Matilda is gathering knowledge from her family to better herself in the future.
This metaphor helps her son make connections to things he can understand, so he can grasp what his mother his trying to say. Which in this case, is letting John Q Adam know that he can and will have big adventures away from the sheltering of his parents. That it's ok to go and live life, because by doing so he will obtain more wisdom which will cause him to
She does not want to have to abort her unborn child, and continually asks for reassurance in going through with the operation. Jig relies completely on the man, and is afraid she will lose the relationship she has with him, or the potential relationship with her child. “‘What do you mean?’ ‘ I don't care about me.’ ‘Well, I care about you.’ ‘Oh, yes. But I don't care about me. And I'll do it and then everything will be fine.’" (Hemingway 3).
This highlights another main idea, that life is a gift and there are always people who have it worse. This same concept returns in the last line of her speech when Rowling finishes with, “I wish you all very good lives”. This statement is directly related to the prior words of the young man. As well as this, Rowling repeated this to her audience in hopes of keeping the cycle going. To Rowling, aiding in others happiness as well as helping those who cannot help themselves is important.
The author even describes that he misses his wife and children. Alcee, rather than being selfish, wanting to keep his wife and children away for the purpose of an affair, instead was, “...willing to bear the separation a while longer - realizing that their health and pleasure were the first things to be considered” (548). Even for Clarisse, there is a happy ending. Clarisse, being away from her husband for a short while, feels free - comparable to her, “...maiden days” (548). Of course, these maiden days would refer to the time she would have some form of independence, rather than solely be a wife and
He also uses Hayden Carruth who’s a Syracuse poet says that if you get kids it will always help you becoming less selfish and therefore the love will take over. You will put your kids first and everything else doesn’t matter, which we see with our parents. Here George Sanders also appeals to ethos by making his ethos stronger by using a poet. George Sanders also uses comparisons, which makes the text more figurative and real. For example on page 3 line 211-213 “(success is like a mountain that keeps growing ahead of you as you hike it”) By that he also means that we shouldn’t let the goal about being kind grow ahead of us because we will just end up fail-ing and let it take over our