Abigail Adams, the mother of John Quincy Adams, is entering a new chapter in her life in which her youngest son is becoming a man. John, his elder brother, and his father are traveling on a long, treacherous voyage to France. Abigail Adams writes John an encouraging letter that will help display her feelings towards him as a mother. Adams uses a number of different rhetorical devices such as a myriad of different historical and metaphorical examples, as well as a motherly diction in order to leave a desired confidence in her son. Throughout the letter, Adams compares her son to many different people and elements, from past and present, in order to illustrate who, she wants her son to be.
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 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.
I’m Trying My Best We always say that we protect our loved ones from unfamiliar things or situations that may put them in danger, but is this true? . Are protecting our loved ones or ourselves?. The author May Chai Lee in the short story “Saving Sourdi”, it’s a first person perspective that talks about a young sister name Nea that wants to “save” Sourdi the older from a fix marriage that their mother has arrange with an older man. And how Nea deals with this events.
Faith’s involvement in the story begins when she is saying goodbye to her husband, Goodman Brown. The pink ribbons on her cap are said to be played with by the wind, adding a meaning of purity and innocence to the story and Faith’s character. Faith’s pink ribbons are to surely to represent the current state of Young Goodman Brown’s mind; pure and innocent. While Faith herself is there to show his commitment to his religious faith, which he starts off by leaving, even saying that “Faith kept me back a while,”(1) in reference to his journey, perhaps meaning that his loyalty to his new wife and God stopped him from beginning this condemning, treacherous journey. Young Goodman Brown thinks that Faith is pure and will always be there no matter what he does, he believes that she will be there after his sinful endeavour and he can “cling to her skirts and follow her to heaven”,(1) which further proves that Faith is a character with more than one significance.
Hearing her dad say that gives her a sense of security knowing that the money will eventually make its way back to the teacup safe and sound. Ashleigh also trusts her dad because in the story he said, “It’s me she’d be angry at.” (Pfeffer 4) This led
Baldwin 's language in A Letter to My Nephew shows that he is pacifying his nephew for being born into the environment that he is in, but at the same time passing the blame onto the United States for creating such an environment. The following quote shows that Baldwin acknowledged that the position that his nephew is in is one that is not only familiar to him, but to his grandmother and those that came before her: "Now, my dear namesake, these innocent and well-meaning people, your countrymen, have caused you to be born under conditions not far removed from those described for us by Charles Dickens in the London of more than a hundred years ago… I know the conditions under which you were born for I was there. Your countrymen were not there and haven 't made it yet. Your grandmother was also there and no one has ever accused her of being
For example in the poem “ The Possessive, the mother accepted that her daughter is growing up. For example in the 4th stanza it shows the author says “ My body. My daughter. I’ll just have to find another word.” In the other poem by Robert Hayden, the author started accepting when he starts to get older, that what his father is doing is for the sake of
Although, he expresses that he had no choice, but if he could have taken them, he would have. Dowe's thesis or his main reasoning for making the letter is stated when he says "Now, my dear, if you can get the Parish to pay for your passage, come directly...". Dowe's letter is formally requesting his wife and children to come and travel to America by explaining to her the wonderful opportunities that lie across the ocean. He uses an ethos approach by using sweet endearing words such as "my dear" to appeal to her loving nature as his wife. His letter showed just how much he cared about his family and how empty he was without
Mother to Son is one of Langston Hughes's earliest poems, this poem takes the form of a dramatic monologue; that is, a poem spoken not in the poet's own voice but in that of a particular imagined speaker, in this case a mother addressing her son. The son, as we can surmise from the first line, has either asked his mother a question or complained about his frustrations in life, to which his mother’s response starts with, "Well, son, I'll tell you." She proceeds to counsel her son by recounting the difficulties of her own life, telling him "Life for me ain't been no crystal stair," yet suggesting to him that those difficulties are, if not ultimately surmountable, at least worth struggling against. The mother begins the poem by telling her son that life has not been a “crystal stair” – it has had tacks and splinters and torn boards on it, as well as places without carpet. The mother signals that the stairs are very hard to climb on.
Abigail Adams writes a letter to her reluctant son while he is off at sea to visit France with his father in 1780. She makes it very clear that he should not mess up this opportunity by stating reasons that she knows what is in his best interest. This works for John because she knows he will obey his mother and do as she says. She uses these ways to show her son that she knows what is best for her son. In her letter, the message that she wanted to transfer was clear--she wanted to tell her son to not ruin the opportunity that was at stake.
Continuing on to speak of how “your improvement should bear some proportion to your advantages,” showing how important and beneficial these experiences are building up character and turning John Quincey Adams into a man. Concluding her letter, Abigail Adams places a slight pressure on her son to feel guilty about not wanting to embrace this opportunity. Achieveing this through her deliberate wording and her strong emphasis on pathos. Nevertheless, she uses picturesque diction, a supportive tone, and allusions to encourage John Quincey Adams to persevere through the struggles that he is faced with in