We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing tothe Supreme Judge5of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor. 1.unalienable: Not to be separated. 2.candid: sincere.
3.plundered: stole by force. 4.Redress: Justice. 5.the Supreme Judge: god. The first sentence of the Declaration of Independence says that as the colonists were getting separated from a political system, they should present the reasons for it. This introduction shows respect to the audience and it is an ethos appeal. 1- The philosophical basis for the Declaration is presented by their elaborators arguing that if a government brakes the people's rights, the people can create a new system. So, the colonists have the moral authority to declare the independence. 2-Thomas jefferson uses pathos by saying that all men are created equaland in phrases such as " they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights..." to unite everyone, his tone appeals to the majority of people. 3- The repetition of"he has..." is a example of parallelism.When writers use parallelism, they start a series of phrases or sentences in a similar way, making their argument more strong. 4- " the history of the present... to a candid world" This is an example of inductive reasoning, where the authors point that the history of king of Great Britain is a history that leads to injuries. They say that this history have in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny of their states. 5-Thomas Jefferson uses imagery in this passage: He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people. His language gives a clear description of what had been done. 6- Thomas Jefferson uses strong tone when reffering to the Great Britain king, using words like "abuses and usurpations", " absolute tyranny" and "harassed".
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