Rhetorical Strategies. “Is life s o dear or peace s o s weet as to be purchased at the price of chains and s lavery?” --Patrick Henry The repeated p and s at the beginning of words makes the saying memorable. Effect - The speech is easy to remember as a battle cry. Alliteration.
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“Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery?” --Patrick Henry
Gentlemen may cry, “Peace! Peace!” But there is no peace.
Is life so dear, or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery?
Effect- emphasizes that it is not peace but slavery to the British that is eminent if Americans do not fight for their freedom now.Repetition for effect
“The war has actually begun. Why stand we here idle?” --Patrick Henry
“ It was the best of times; it was the worst of times.” antithetical statement
Use parallelism as a way to formulate a thesis statement.More parallelism
--The use of figurative language, such a similes, metaphors, metonymy, and synecdoche, rather than literal language.