Henry went on to say that they had done everything possible to avoid going to war with Great Britain, but nothing worked. He stated, “we have done everything that could be done to avert the storm which is now coming on” (Shakespeare, 1996, p. 118), meaning that war was already here. This use of symbolism helped back up his statement saying that there was no other option other than to go to war. Henry hoped that seeing that there was no other option than war would make the listeners want to go and fight in a war against Great Britain. Henry’s use of symbolism helped raise the excitement of war between the colonies causing them to battle Great Britain.
Henry was done with all the begging for the British and all the lies that they have given to their citizens, saying that the British are their friends. But in reality the British ministry are not friends, allies, or companions with the colonies. They just want to take over. “We have petitioned; we have remonstrated; we have supplicated; we have prostrated ourselves before the throne…. (Para.3, lines 48-50).” What Henry tries to explain is that they tried everything and have no other choice.
Henry wants the audience to understand that they are in enslaved to Britain. The delegates are not on the same page as Henry so he is trying to get them on board with the idea of standing up for our country and joining together as a people to separate from Britain for good. Henry has to use a more persuasive tone and not be pushy with his speech since the audience is not on board with his argument. Henry has to appeal to the audience in a way that he knows can reach them. Patriotism is a way he can so he uses that in his argument.
Benjamin Franklin and Patrick Henry were two important people in American History who made a difference. Franklin’s “Speech in the Convention and Henry’s “Speech in the Virginia Convention” helped guide our nation to independence and democracy. Both speeches have good examples of rhetorical devices, but I think Patrick Henry speech ‘Speech in the Virginia Convention” has better rhetorical devices. Some examples are rhetorical question, logos, diction, and imagery. Patrick Henry style and content is more effective then Benjamin Franklin because Patrick uses a plethora of things such as imagery, “There is no retreat but in submission and slavery!
Patrick’s Speech to Virginia Convention was in 1775 attempting to convince the people that no one cares more about patriotism, God, and their country more than he does. Patrick Henry’s most persuasive technique is pathos because he is using what the people want most, what appeals to them more, and their emotions, to convince the audience. It is important for Patrick to persuade the colonists because it is his obligation
Daniel Galindo p.6 The speech of Patrick Henry The Virginia convention had a well written speech written by Patrick Henry. He uses persuasion techniques in his speech to persuade everyone at the convention such as Pathos. He uses this wisely and amazing for the speech he gave. They were in the time period of Britain taking control and they had no independence. The people very well wanted that independence but they are feared to do anything to fight for it.
“If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.” Thomas Paine had a desire for freedom. During the revolutionary war in 1776, Thomas Paine wrote The Crisis, to show an argument about the American Independence. Paine also believed that people of that society were great and constructive. The basis of his claim was that people would join together in order to achieve a state of freedom. Thomas Paine was persuasive to the colonists using pathos by saying he believed that they were by no means ready to be prepared towards the revolt.
In his letter to Thomas Jefferson, it is apparent that Banneker uses a precise rhetoric in an attempt to pinpoint his argument so that it may have a greater effect on the reader. Written in 1791, the resonance of the American Revolution could still be felt in a fresh and young America, in which Banneker takes advantage of, using ideas and messages from the Declaration of Independence. Banneker’s style is quite humble yet adamant, offering a solid debate on the morality of slavery. His use of definitive diction exemplifies his letter, creating a sense of importance and urgency to the audience whilst maintaining a polite tone. One of Banneker’s primary rhetorical strategies is the method of staying humble throughout his argument by the frequent
In Patrick henry’s Speech at the Virginia Convention, he sought to get his opinion across to the colonists. In this speech Patrick Henry tries to persuade the colonists to declare war against the British. Patrick Henry uses appeals of shared values, facts and data, and figurative language to entice the colonists to join the fight for independence. Patrick Henry uses appeals to shared values in order to address the colonists that they all share the same mission. For example, Henry claims “But different men often see the same subject in different lights.” Henry is addressing that they might not have or agree with the same opinions as others but they all share the value of fighting for their independency.
Patrick Henry's speech before the Virginia Congress was crafted to persuade the many men gathered there to listen. He uses several rhetorical devices to accomplish this goal, and he accomplishes it with flying colors. As you read the speech, you can see the desperation poring from Henry's words. "Our petitions have been slighted; our remonstrances have produced additional violence and insult; our supplications have been disregarded". In this portion of the speech, he uses parallelism to reiterate that America has tried everything to stop this war from happening, but their efforts were to no avail, and it was time to begin fighting.