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.
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.
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.
In the excerpt from Moments of Being, Virginia Woolf reflects on her childhood summers fishing with her father and the lessons she learns from it. Woolf uses different language devices to convey the lasting significance of a valuable lesson she learns from her father and her memory of “sporting” passion and happiness to draw on in her adult life. Throughout the passage, Woolf uses literary devices to describe her experiences with her father. She uses imagery to describe Thoby as he steers the boat, the sea and the fish in it, and the joy in the sport of fishing. However, in the face of her father’s feelings about fishing for sport, her love for the fishing withers.
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 father and son may be getting older and spending less time together, but their love as father and son fortifies their relationship and prevents it from completely changing, which is exemplified when the father allows his son to use his rod to go fishing. The father’s rod is said to be “the only extravagance his father had had in his whole life” (45-46), meaning that the rod is of great significance to the father. Almost a whole paragraph is about how important the rod is to the father, and that’s not a detail included for decoration in Trumbo’s writing. Knowing that the father values his rod and invests time and money in it to
He carries on the father-son tradition by bringing his own son out to the lake, experiencing flashbacks to his youth. White lost his sense of self, as he began identifying himself as his son, feeling as though he was back at the lake with his father. This trip changed White’s outlook on life, for he finally realized that mortality was closer than he imagined. He was no longer young, and watching his son mature only made this notion more real. One day, he will be only a memory to his son, just like his father is to him.
Bono describes this as “Some people build fences to keep people out… and other people build fences to keep people in. Rose wants to hold onto you all. She loves you”(2.1.30-2.1.32). What Bono says about the fence is what I believe to be the central theme and is the most important passage in the play. Rose loves Troy and stood by him for eighteen years and did everything she could to make him a happy man.
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
I believe this message is directed towards people who are experiencing hardships and poverty, because the speaker is directing her conversation to her “son,” who does not have a life that is like “crystal stairs” (line 2). The crystal stairs in the poem represents a wealthy and easy life, as wealthy people have not probably had the same difficulties in life. Her message of not giving up is evident throughout the poem as she demands her son to not give up. She says, “So boy, don't you turn back, don't you set down on the steps, cause you finds it’s kinder hard” (lines 14-16). As readers, we know the message for us is that you can’t give up, even though you will face challenges—just like you have to keep going on a “staircase” even though the staircase has many obstacles on it.
She received the sort of education that was reserved for men of her class. Christine was married to Étienne du Castel at the age of fifteen. Castel was a member of the French court. The couple enjoyed a relationship with mutual respect and had three children. Castel supported his young intelligent wife and Pisan appreciated his loyalty.