Rhetorical Analysis Of Debtor's Prisons By Samuel Johnson

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In Samuel Johnson's writing concerning men sent to debtor's prisons in England, he used many rhetorical strategies to help impact the emotions of the people of England. He tried to convince the leaders of the nation (omitted words here) to not have debtor's prisons. He uses logos, pathos, and many other rhetorical techniques to impact his writing for his cause. Samuel Johnson did an amazing job appealing to people’s emotions. An example of this is how he is not afraid to state “...if the whole were seen together, would shake us with emotion.” He uses very long compound-complex sentences using metaphors and descriptive adjectives to draw out the emotional impact of a common man being sent to prison. (I shortened a run on and added a sentence
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