Thoreau's Rhetorical Devices In 'Civil Disobedience'

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In the passage from "Civil Disobedience," the author, Thoreau, utilizes rhetorical devices to support his theme. Such devices include tone and diction. The theme expressed in the text is that the government is in need of change and acceptance, not a replacement. The author conveys a serious and professional tone throughout the passage. This helps add more to the seriousness of the subject and theme created which is the government needs change and acceptance, not a replacement. When speaking of such matter it is not to be taken lightly or as a joke. This is what the tone is meant for, to help the reader further comprehend the passage beyond the content provided. In this case the future, state, and the way in which America's government

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