Rhetorical Analysis Of Patrick Henry's Speech

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Imagine living without representation in the government; a world where people are treated like objects without natural rights. This is how the American colonists lived from the mid-1760’s to the mid-1770’s as taxes and acts were placed upon them without any representation in Parliament. This caused tension between England and the colonies, which consequently, after several failed treaties and negotiations, kicked off the American Revolution. On 23 March 1775, Patrick Henry gave his “Speech to the Second Virginia Convention.” In this speech Henry uses rhetorical questions, repetition, and his past experience to build a strong speech to persuade his audience in taking part of the Revolution. Rhetorical questions are a great way to get an
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