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Paul Meyer

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Pathos, Ethos, and Logos
Parallelism And Imagery
Parallelism (between the two readings)
In both readings it talks about how man is suppose to reach his full potential in life and help protect peoples unalienable rights.
Imagery (Autobiography)
There were canoes on the shore, and we made signs, and hallow'd that they should fetch us; but they either did not understand us, or thought it impracticable, so they went away, and night coming on, we had no remedy but to wait till the wind should abate; and, in the meantime, the boatman and I concluded to sleep, if we could; and so crowded into the scuttle, with the Dutchman, who was still wet, and the spray beating over the head of our boat, leak'd thro' to us, so that we were soon almost as wet as he.(2)
Imagery (Declaration of Independence)
"...enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies:"(2)

Themes With autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
Emphasis of Self Knowledge and Self Control
"In the evening I found myself very feverish, and went in to bed; but, having read somewhere that cold water drank plentifully was good for a fever," (3)
Reason and Scientific Observation
"I then thought of going to to New York, it being the nearest place there was a printer"(1)
Rule of Law and Order
"3. ORDER. Let all your things have their places; let each part of your business have its time." (6)
Mans ability to perfect himself and Society
"My intention being to acquire the habitude of all these virtues, I judg'd it would be well not to distract my attention by attempting the whole at once, but to fix it on one of them at a time; and, when I should be master of that, then to proceed to another, and so on"(7)
Freedom From Restrictive Laws
"8. JUSTICE. Wrong none by doing injuries, or omitting the benefits that are your duty." (6)
Themes with Declaration
Rationalism Analysis

By: Paul Meyer and Sam Dunn
Emphasize of self-knowledge and self-control.
"...Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it..."(1)
Reason and Scientific Observation
"...the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation."(1)
Rule of Law and Order
"The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpation's, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States."(1)
Mans Ability to Perfect himself and Society
"We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends."(3)
Freedom From Restricted Laws
"For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments."(2)

Pathos: The Declaration of Independence uses pathos because pathos is when you use emotion in your writing. The Declaration uses emotion words such as 'happiness' and 'safety'. The use of these words makes you want to agree with the writer of the Declaration and take the side against Britain.

Logos: The Declaration uses logos because all the reasons for the Colonies to break away from Britain are logical. They aren't treating them fairly and the only logical thing to do is to split off or "dissolve the political bands"(1) between the two governments.

Ethos: "I have been the more particular in this description of my journey, and shall be so of my first entry into that city, that you may in your mind compare such unlikely beginnings with the figure I have since made there. I was in my working dress, my best cloaths being to come round by sea. I was dirty from my journey; my pockets were stuff'd out with shirts and stockings, and I knew no soul nor where to look for lodging." (4)


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