Rhetorical Analysis Of Mary Ewald's Letter To Thomas

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In the year of 1990 Mary Ewald, a concerned mother, wrote a letter to Iraqi president pleading for the return and release of her son Thomas. Throughout her letter Mary Ewald uses several rhetorical devices. Ewald makes appeals to ethos by stating she and her husbands credentials, she evokes emotion by discussing religion and her son, and she provides logical evidence with detail. Even though the mother is emotional she is able to write with intelligent diction and doesn't reveal a pleading tone until the

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