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Tae Min Pak AMST 301 Professor Gustafson 2/23/11 Wednesday 2/23 Commentary Through the excerpt from Common Sense, by Thomas Paine, I was able to understand and grasp Paine’s passion for the developing America at the time. Paine was born originally in England in 1737, but moved to America when he was thirty seven. It was here in America where his arguments for America to fight for independence were most heard and effective. This excerpt was significant to me because it helped me realize just how convincing Paine was in his arguments for America to fight for independence. Through the use of interesting analogies Paine is able to further his narrative. For instance Paine puts America in the form of a “lover [that
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Unformatted text preview: cannot] forgive the ravager of his mistress”. This was personally my favorite line in the entire excerpt because it truly portrays to the reader a sense of wrong that England had inevitably posed upon America at the time. Finally, I enjoyed how Paine closed his introduction claiming that America had the chance to “form the noblest, purest constitution on the face of the earth.” I felt that this immediately left powerful thoughts in his readers’ minds and helped him achieve his status as one of the most persuasive rhetorician of the cause for independence in our country....
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