Tone In Thomas Paine's The American Crisis

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In Thomas Paine’s piece, “The American Crisis”, he uses stylistic and persuasive elements to inspire the soldiers of the American revolution. Tone has a very key role in Paine’s attempt to persuade the men. Words such as passionate, direct, and self-assured can be used to describe the piece. Right from the start Paine is direct with what the tone of the piece will be; “these are the times that try men’s souls.” (98). He believes that the revolution will not be easy, but that it will be worth it in the end. Paine describes this when saying, “the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.” (98). Paine says that men will be tested and some may not finish the battle. He also persuades the soldiers to fight in the battle by telling them
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