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Title: Persuasive Techniques and Patrick Henry


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Persuasive Techniquesand Patrick Henry

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Repetition
  • A unified property of repeated sounds , words,
    syllables and other elements that appear in a work

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Parallel Structure
  • The repetition of words, or phrases that have
    similar grammatical structures

4
Appeal to Logic
  • To focus on swaying an opinion based on
    intellectual evidence

5
Appeal to Emotion
  • To focus on swaying an opinion based on emotional
    evidence

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Allusions
  • A reference to someone or something that is known
    from history, literature, religion, politics,
    sports, science, or some other branch or culture

7
Figurative language
  • A word or phrase that describes one thing in
    terms of something else and that is not meant to
    be taken literally

8
Anecdote
  • A very brief story told to illustrate a point or
    serve as an example of something

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Loaded Words
  • Using specific words that appeal to the audiences
    values and beliefs to persuade them

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Rhetorical Question
  • A question that is asked for effect, and does not
    require an answer

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Patrick Henry
  • 1736-1799
  • Born in a frontier region in Virginia
  • Great Awakening happened during his youth
  • Attempted to be a farmer, but decided to go into
    law instead

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In 1765
  • Chosen to represent his region in the Virginia
    House of Burgess
  • Became very famous for two speeches
  • Speech against the Stamp Act
  • Speech to the Virginia Convention (1775)

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December, 1773
  • Colonists reaching the breaking point
  • First, British had closed port of Boston after
    Tea Party
  • Second, instituted Intolerable Acts

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Continental Congress
  • Opposed these acts
  • Monarchy relieved taxation with conditions
  • 1st fully support British rule
  • 2nd contribute to the maintenance

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March 20th, 1775
  • Virginia House of Burgess held a convention to
    determine what to do against the threat of the
    increased amount of British troops

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March 23rd 1775
  • After several speeches in favor of compromise,
    Patrick Henry rose and defended his position to
    fight the British.
  • After his speech, a clergyman at the convention
    stated he was Sick with Excitement
  • At the end of the speech, Henry was said to have
    grabbed a letter opener and plunged it towards
    his chest at the last word death

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Outcome
  • The delegation was persuaded, and planning for
    the Revolutionary war commenced.
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