Pathos In Patrick Henry's Speech To The Virginia Convention

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Pathos Henry Logically, logic should be the most powerful type of persuasion, but this is not often the case. On March 23, 1775, Patrick Henry stood to speak in front of a divided Virginia House of Burgesses. What he said used all forms of persuasion, yet only one is truly responsible for his success. In Patrick Henry’s “Speech to the Virginia Convention,” pathos is by far the most persuasive technique as his strong words and heavy, hard tone form a strong hate for Britain while making an unignorable call to action. Henry uses loaded words and angry arguments to plant a deep dislike for Great Britain in his audience. Such is shown when he says, “We have petitioned; we have remonstrated… and we have implored its interposition to arrest the
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