Rhetoric in the Decleration of Independence Essay

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Rhetoric in the Decleration of Independence Independence, to many that word means freedom, a fresh start, a place of salvation, free from the tyranny of kings. The Declaration of Independence gives power to the idea that such a nation could form and be successful. This powerful piece of political prose and rhetoric has held strong to these beliefs for years. The introduction consists of a single long sentence that subtlety directs readers toward a favorable view of America. It puts the revolution inside the "course of human events" making it an enormous thing and implying that it's theories are based on "the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God" raising it even higher to the powers of a 'greater' being. It tells the reader that we…show more content…
Like the introduction the next part of the Declaration remains dragnet in tone. It does not refer to the two parties, but explains a general idea of government that justifies the reasons for such a revolution. It is a brief, concise and simple statement. The purity, simplicity and directness of this paragraph is so precisely worded that moving a single word seems to disrupt the whole piece. The reader is moved easily from thought to thought, beginning with the creation of mankind, to the institution of governments, the overthrowing of a government when it fails to give the people unalienable rights to the creation of a new government to better provide the rights and happiness of the people. This builds on the idea that the Revolution is a major event in the "course of human events." The compilation of these five propositions serves a significant rhetorical purpose; they prove a logical course of action. It makes the ideas common sense, and in terms plain yet firm, that justify the Revolution. And finally, after the necessity and logic has been clarified, the two countries involved are mentioned, and immediately America is made the glorious one. The Declaration then moves on to list twenty-eight particular "repeated injuries and usurpations." It opens in saying, "To prove this, let facts be submitted to a candid world." By using the word 'prove' we can assume that the facts following will

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