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Speech To The Virginia Convention Speech Analysis

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The colonial period had a span from the discovery by Columbus to the formation of the United States. The genres in this period were inspired by British writers. The genres range from political, to religious, to humorous, to poetic. These genres spread over various parts of the colonial period as well as crossed over and into each other. Much of the writing in this era was very political, dealing with the colonies wanting to separate from the United Kingdom. One of the writings from this era is the Speech to the Virginia Convention spoken by Patrick Henry. An example from the speech that demonstrates how powerful the writings of this period are is at the ending of the speech, “Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace but there is no peace. The war
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