Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death

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Bryan HuangMs. NgEnglish 3, Per. 4October 2 2014Liberty or DeathIn the 18th Century, the British colonies in America began a rebellion from the mother country of Great Britain to pursue. There were many influential people throughout the American Revolution, including attorney Patrick Henry. His speech "Give Me Liberty or Give me Death" is considered one of the greatest speeches of all time and seemed to be the turning point for the ideals of colonial leaders in Richmond, Virginia. His speech uses a variety of literary devices - including metaphor, rhetorical questions, and repetition - to emphasize the point that he wanted his fellow Virginians to rise up and organize a military in the spirit of freedom to take a stand against the threat of British.Henry states his view in saying that, "I consider it as nothing less than a question offreedom or slavery." What does he mean by "it" and what fallacy in logic does he use hereto be persuasive? What appeal does he create?By "it," he is referring to the need to fight for their freedom. This is an either/or fallacy, and heuses it to create an appeal to pathos because he is trying to convince them that there is only one alternative to fighting and that is slavery or British rule. The idea of slavery would create fear and anger in the minds of the colonists.In the speech, "The Virginia Convention," Patrick Henry set out to convince the Virginia delegates that the war with England was inevitable and the longer they waited the harder the war would be to win. Patrick Henry uses the art of...

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