3By making this statement Jeffersons use of imagery is conditioning the people

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wholesome and necessary for the public good.” (3) By making this statement, Jefferson’s use of imagery is conditioning the people to develop a devilish image of the king, an image where they could figuratively see the King living a lavish life while some are getting the bare minimum in regards to living necessities. This causes a strong appeal to the audience because it shows them how cruel the King could potentially be and makes them feel sorrow towards the people who are suffering. It also causes the audience to understand and sympathize with the reasons why the colonies are attempting to declare their independence from Great Britain. Thomas Jefferson uses figurative language in the Declaration of Independence such as various metaphors when he conveys, “A prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.” (30) By using a metaphor such as this,Jefferson is causing another emotional appeal to the audience because it explains how Britain treated colonies just as bad as a tyrant would treat their own nation.
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