Anaphora, Pathos And Syntax In The Want Of Money By William Hazlitt

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In the passage The Want of Money by William Hazlitt, he describes the hardship that money comes with. He adequately reveals his purpose by using anaphora, pathos, and syntax. By using those rhetorical terms his is able to effectively convey to the reader that nothing good ever comes out of the extreme want of money.
Throughout The Want of Money, Hazlitt uses anaphora to repeat the same phrases and words to show the importance of what he saying and emphasize his personal opinion to the reader. One example is when he states “To be in want of it, is to pass through life with little credit or pleasure; it is to to live out of the world”. The indicated example repeats “it is” along with the sentences after it stating “it is not ot be sent for court” and “it is not to have your opinion.” His purpose of applying repetition is to show that if all you are looking for in
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For example “to get a situation as judge abroad, and return home with liver-complaint” and “To be a seal-engraver and pore yourself blind”. The use of cause and effects visualizes hoe every action has a reaction, much like Newton’s third law. Also, that people will do anything to get money and by doing so their will be repercussions. Even if it means slowly hurting yourself everyday until you are physically unable to work. Another example of syntax would be the second sentence whihc takes up lines three through forty-six. This sentence helps describe, in great detail, his conception of money. By stating throughout the sentence “it is”, like the first example of anaphora, to continuously show how money will affect your life and to compare the detrimental effects the want of money has on someone. Hazlitt includes these examples to further enrich his position that money can make a person greedy and envious, and that will lead to their
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