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Surname 1 Name Course Professor Date Evaluate the Argument Using Rhetorical Analysis from The Declaration of Independence Thomas Jefferson, a great idealist, wrote “The Declaration of Independence.” It helped in fostering the perception that all men are equal. Also, the Declaration enhanced the idea that all citizens should have a chance to benefit from equal responsibilities, rights, and influences when governing the country. Thomas Jefferson wrote the document with the utter need to break the ties of America with Britain. As such, America wanted to break from the harsh and non-democratic rule of the British government, and ensure that there is a creation of a new and equal American society. Even though “The Declaration for Independence” uses a political prose style, it also uses several rhetorical devices and language. These literary devices help to capture the attention of the readers. It is also essential in making the arguments raised by Thomas Jefferson to sound more convincing. The Declaration by Jefferson had some masterful writings, and it encompasses a stylistic artistry. As such, the best way to understand the literary devices that are present therein is by looking at the tone, ethos, deductive logic, inductive reasoning, and chiasmus. The literary qualities and the rhetorical power of “The Declaration of Independence” work candidly to convince the reader about a need for America to establish itself as an independent nation. The language used at the beginning of the Declaration is formal, and it has a proper tone. As such, it aims to ensure that it reaches the right target, which, in this case, refers to the officials from Great Britain. Another probability from the languages used in the Declaration is it targets
Surname 2 citizens from the 13 colonies. All the parties most probably read the Declaration, but the main audience was the foreign countries. The 13 colonies wanted to beg for support from the foreign countries the moment war becomes inevitable, and it is the reason Jefferson chose to use the said appeal. As such impeccable language use and logical appeal as the Declaration tries to attract foreign support are all evident in the first line. Jefferson writes that “When in the Course of

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