Imagery In Speech By Patrick Henry

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The imagery Patrick Henry utilizes in his speech emphasizes the perception he has of commencing war with Britain. In this quote, "Is it that insidious smile with which our petition has been lately received?" (P. 264), he exemplifies the feelings flowing through the Colonies during that time. Henry uses imagery to describe the deceitful British government giving the complaints of the oppressed Colonists a sly smile before brushing them aside which greatly decrypts the image the representatives had of the British.

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