Rhetorical Analysis Darkness Cannot Drive Out Unity By Leonard Pitt

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Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that” In the article, Leonard Pitt emphasizes that the tragic event will not weaken them but will bring them in unity. Leonardo Pitts emphasizes that the attack will bring together the nation by using the rhetorical devises anaphora and parallelism. Pitts applies the rhetoric device parallelism, a set of similarly structured words, to illustrate that America has not lessened but strengthened in unity. Together “as Americans we will rise, as Americans we will mourn, and as Americans we will cherish” to come together and become stronger. Pitt uses the phrase, “as Americans” multiple times to show a strong

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