Rhetorical Strategies Essay

662 Words Apr 20th, 2013 3 Pages
AP English per.2
2/23/13
The Crisis No. 1 As we read this passage it is full of different rhetorical strategies and the reason they were put in there. The writer’s style is the way he uses his language and the rhetorical strategies that he might use to enhance his writing. As I read the passage I came across syntax which is the war he puts his words to send the reader a message, and ad hominem arguing his point against the person instead of the argument. The rhetorical used in the reading is used cleverly enough to prove a point. One of the first rhetorical strategies he uses is syntax and the definition is the way an author chooses to join words into phrases and sentences. The words he uses for his syntax are
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It matters not where you live…the evil or the blessing will reach you.” The reason why he uses you repeatedly and often is to address them or you so you can feel personally committed to the words he is saying. When he uses you instead of the colonist or people it is much stronger to use you there is a personal connection with the speaker and the listener. The use of you is to feel personally committed because in times like this people only worry about themselves and that’s the nature of humans. The nature of humans is always to care for themselves especially in hard situations when you are being addressed personally you have that sensation that you must help yourself. The person speaking knew that and addressed them personally as you in order to get his message through the people. It helped get the message through the people and soon got what he wanted. In conclusion the passage is full of rhetorical strategies like the ones I have used to describe the feelings of the man trying to send out his message to the colonist and the syntax used as well as the pathos to show how he feels about the king and the wrong choices he has been doing he is trying to get the colonist to go against him and things would improve without his ruling. He used them well to prove a point and send his message; those are good uses of rhetorical
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