What Are Abigail Adams Three Rhetorical Devices

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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. He must become a diplomat and work for others. She also references that “great characters are formed” whilst doing something difficult. This includes Cicero which she gives as a direct example, and recites the events of Cicero, Cataline, Verres, and Mark Anthony.

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