Patrick Henry Rhetorical Strategies Essay

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The Rhetorical Strategy of a Powerful Argument Patrick Henry’s “Speech of the Virginia Convention” had many interesting rhetorical strategies. The ones that were most notable was diction, logs appeal, allusion, and imagery. The “Speech of the Virginia Convention” was a strong argument to convince the patriots, loyalist, and the colonist for freedom. Patrick Henry only wanted the best for his fellow americans and for him. His “Speech of the Virginia Convention” led the argument to war with the british. Through diction he showed the audience a powerful argument with an extraordinary quotes, “is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty”. In this quote he argues for liberty not just for him although additionally for his fellow americans. Observing into the first quote and a part of the second quote it says “arduous struggle for…show more content…
For this quote which shows such a huge meaning of imagery “we are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth”. The meaning for this quote is when the most hurtful moments of our life is when we're weaker than ever. The second quote is “shall we acquire the means of effectual resistance by lying supinely on our backs and hugging the delusive phantom of hope, until our enemies shall have bound us hand and foot.”. This quote means that once the people are hurt there's no going back and they have to watch for each other back. The rhetorical strategy, imagery, establish to show that what life has for us and that there's always way to conquer them. Patrick Henry had the four Rhetorical Strategy to show the power of his argument to fight the England. The England may have had a bigger army but they didn’t give up what they had believed for freedom and to be with their families. Patrick Henry had a goal with the “Speech of the Virginia Convention” that he conquered to make it
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