The Rhetorical Devices Used In Letter To Thomas Jefferson Banneker

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In his letter to Thomas Jefferson Banneker, a son of a former slave, uses multiple rhetorical devices to drive his point on why slavery should be abolished. Banneker politely informs Jefferson that he is a hypocrite. Banneker begins each paragraph with sir, he does this because he is writing to a very important white man and does not want to offend him. Banneker wants Jefferson to side with him so he is doing everything in his power to come off as a respectful person. In his letter, Banneker hints that Thomas Jefferson is a hypocrite. Just like every other white citizen of the United States, Jefferson just gained his independence from Great Britain. So of all people, Jefferson should know how it feels to be controlled by someone and how you
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