What Are The Rhetorical Devices In Lord Chesterfield

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Lord Chesterfield Rhetorical Analysis

All around the world elder people attempt to help younger less experienced people succeed. Teachers will always help those who wish to accomplish a goal but preparing and teaching them. Lord Chesterfield, writing in rhetorical strategies, gave advice to his son that he should take for the success of his education.
Lord Chesterfield repeats different words and examples that roughly means the same thing to solidify his point. “Do not think that I mean to dictate as a parent; I only mean to advise as a friend”(Chesterfield) Saying that he is not presenting this advice as a parent but a friend allows his son to open up a little to it since he will not immediately rebuke the advice from a friend like that of a parent’s making him listen to the advice given. “your own reason, young as it is, must tell you, that I can have no interest but yours in my advice”(Chesterfield) Chesterfield states, in an …show more content…

The quotes from the previous paragraph are an example of beginning the inductive structure where by bringing his son into his letter not by mentioning him but as a reader, granting Chesterfield the ability to teach his son something he is more likely to remember. “To know a little of anything, gives neither satisfaction nor credit; but often brings disgrace or ridicule.” The ending point for this letter encourages the son to apply all of his abilities to learn his subject impeccably to grant himself satisfaction along with the ability to make a living, not to disgrace himself by doing nothing with his special education. Using the the beginning of his letter show that he is willing to help and his son should take his advice sets up the ending where if you do not take the advice and you fail nothing will be given but negative emotions. Allowing his son to see both worlds in one letter shows how the father

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