An example of metaphor is when she says, "Some author, that I have met with, compares a judicious traveller to a river, that increases its stream the further it flows from its source; or to certain springs, which, running through rich veins of minerals, improve their qualities as they pass along." This shows how Adams believes that John Quincy will further his success as he grows older if he travels through life with an open mind. Through the use of this metaphor, Adams predicts that her son will gain knowledge from the experiences he faces as he gets older if he does not take advantage of the life he was given. Instead, he has to go out and find his own. An example of allusion is when Adams compares Cicero and the challenges he overcame to become a strong leader to her son, and how he could do the same.
Letter to a Son In 1780, Abigail Adams wrote a letter to her son, the future president of the United States, John Quincy Adams, as he traveled overseas with his father, John Adams, also a future president of the United States. Abigail wrote to advise her son to not take for granted all the opportunities he has in front of him. She convinced her son of this advice by portraying her maternal affection for him with compliments, implying a sense of patriotism in her son, and utilizing a metaphor to help stamp her point. Abigail Adams, in the beginning of the letter, reveals her maternal affection for her son in compliments in attempt to convince him that she wants to help him and not force him to work hard. She opens the letter with “MY DEAR SON” (1), in order to show John that she cares for him and has no intention of insulting him.
One example of this is Adams’ frequent usage of the doting expression “my son”. This repeated phrase narrates the loving relationship between Abigail and John Quincey and is used to aid in giving advice. In addition, the metaphor comparing “a judicious traveler to a river” suggests John is that said river flowing further from its origin and collecting benefits from the opportunities he is presented with. A connection is exemplified here as Adams illustrates all that her son can accomplish with her advice. Additionally, Not only are the connections between mother and son strong in this letter, but so is the appeal to ethos.
She asks her son rhetorically if Cicero would have been such a great leader had he not been "roused, kindled and inflamed." Here, Adams is explaining that to become a great leader, one must go through great trials. Also, Adams compares her son to
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“so distinguished an orator if he had not been roused, kindled, and inflamed by the tyranny of Catiline, Verres, and Mark Anthony.” This evidence reveals Adams showing her son that you have to be driven and have a cause to be great someday. Comparing “a judicious traveler to a river, that increases its stream the further it flows from its source,” Adams uses this metaphor to illustrate for her son that the further away he is will expand his knowledge of the world.
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In this letter, Adams had a soothing tone that makes John know that she is not angry with him, and she is letting him know that she is lucky to have a son who gave her “pleasing hopes” (Adams). throughout their life and informs him that “Nothing is wanting with you but attention, diligence, and steady application” (Adams). to reassure him that he is special and will achieve great success in life. In conclusion, Abigail Adams wrote this passionate letter to her son to offer advice and support before he took on this massive journey traveling around the globe. She wanted to express to her precious son to take on any opportunity that the universe threw at him for he is not the only one with admirable qualities.
A Lesson Before Dying is a story of heroism, defiance and transition. The novel focuses on Grant Wiggins, a teacher, trying to turn a clueless prisoner into an empowered individual. Grant’s whole purpose in the story was to turn Jefferson into a man so he can die proud, little did Grant know, that he would mature as well. The main motif of maturity or coming of age was accurately depicted in the novel through imagery, symbolism, theme and even characterization. Using words and descriptions, authors of a story are able to illustrate scenes, settings and even conversations.
To start off, Abigail Adams appeals to her son’s emotions by starting off the letter with “my dear son.” By using this introduction, it informs her son that she is being sincere and affectionate towards him. She, also, uses the power of ethos by flattering him with the talents and triumphs he is set with. This is exhibited in the third paragraph when she insists that he is bestowed with “superior advantages.” This flattery persuades and encourages him into continuing his use of the set of advantages he has received. She implies in the paragraph before that there is still always room for improving. Implying that the use of his advantages will result in more “understanding and daily improving.” In addition, she makes him feel guilty for not wanting to expand and