Rhetorical Analysis Of Daniel Boone

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Bryson uses multiple forms of rhetoric devices to entice his readers, and establish a firm connection between himself and the audience. For example he uses an odd justification to back his claim that the wilderness is a dangerous and crude place. Although beautiful it poses many dangers, especially to the unaware traveler. At one point stating “Daniel Boone, who not only wrestled bears but tried to date their sisters, described corners of the southern Appalachians as “so wild and horrid that it is impossible to behold them without terror.” to depict a crude man who describes the wilderness as horrid. Although this is an almost comical way to justify something it holds meaning. To the audience a man such as Daniel Boone to describe it as such, it truly must be a place of wonderful horrors.…show more content…
He speaks of dangers and troubles he thought of going onto and during his time on the trail. One thing he fretted over relentlessly is the thought of stumbling across a bear, or a group of bears. He uses a hilarious form of cause and effect when describing how he would die if he ever encountered multiple bears. As described in the book “What on earth would I do if four bears came into my camp? Why, I would die, of course. Literally shit myself lifeless. I would blow my sphincter out my backside like one of those unrolling paper streamers you get at children’s parties — I daresay it would even give a merry toot — and bleed to a messy death in my sleeping bag.” (Bryson 121) Bryson explicitly describes what he believes would happen if he saw this many bears near
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