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` Abigail Adams, the mother of John Quincy Adams, writes a letter to her son to explain whather expectations are for him when he goes on his trip to France with his father, John Adams,so that he improves himself and the nation. Adams uses metaphors and syntax to convinceher son to go to France and put in his best effort. She writes this letter to inspire John towelcome new opportunities and responsibilities in order to properly represent and maintainthe family’s good name. How and Why the writer uses specific rhetorical devices to create his/her meaning. Evidence of Rhetorical Devices Explain devices’ function Discuss devices function/relationship to message Paragraph 1 “I hope you have had no occasion, either from enemies or the dangers of the sea, to repent your second voyage to France.” Abigail Adams uses a long complex sentence to introduce the topic of the letter and to express how she feels about the subject.