Untitled document - Eric Findon Yoon English 11 25 September 2018 The American Crisis-Argument While tyranny is not easily defeated free men must engage

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Eric Findon Yoon English 11 25 September 2018 The American Crisis-Argument While tyranny is not easily defeated, free men must engage in the fight. In 1776, Thomas Paine wrote “The Crisis”, a extremely well known piece of writing that shaped America. Paine used informal diction to relate to the readers by stating “...A generous parent should have said, “If there must be trouble let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.” What the author is trying to accomplish is to pull at the heartstrings of the readers by using an anecdote to try connect with the readers. When they read this line they gain a sense of responsibility because most parents would do anything for their kids, even if that meant going to war. Although, some
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Unformatted text preview: readers may not be parents yet, Thomas Paine uses another way to get to the readers emotions. He begins to call the reader out, “The heart that feels not now, is dead; the blood of his children will curse his cowardice. Who shrinks back at a time when a little might have saved the whole.” By calling out the men who don’t want to go to war by calling them cowards and their kids will think of them poorly. He also states that the littlest of help could make a huge difference because if everyone does that it could make a huge difference. “The American Crisis” creates a sense of dignity and hope inside the colonists by Thomas Paine’s use of emotional diction and tone of command....
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