Figurative Language In John Adams's Letter To Abigail Adams

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Abigail Adams in her letter to her son John Adams, who was traveling with his father who is a diplomat, wrote to him to encourage him to build up his character and take advantage of the opportunities and experiences he encounters. Adams purpose is to boost his character and to encourage him to become a better man. She adopts a very caring tone as a mother to John Adams. Adams uses many rhetorical strategies such as credibility establishment, emotional appeal, historical allusions and some figurative language.
From the opening of the letter Abigail Adams instantly uses emotional appeal to get her point across. She does this by guilt tripping him about her son being reluctant to go even though she wants him to, but gives herself credit for pushing
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