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An Analysis of Thomas Paine's, "The Crisis No. 1"

Date Submitted: 09/28/2001 04:51:52
Category: / Literature / English
Length: 2 pages (593 words)
American Lit. I Literary Analysis, period 3 11-02-99 In “The Crisis, No. 1,” Thomas Paine uses metaphors to persuade the American public to continue supporting the Revolutionary war. Thomas Paine is considered by many to be the most persuasive writer of the American Revolution. In 1776, Paine enlisted in the Continental army to fight the British. However he may have contributed on the battlefield, Paine’s greatest contribution to the war effort was through his pen, rather …
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…the Revolution, the states’ mutual love for liberty would terminate as well. After examining examples of the two different metaphorical intents used in “The Crisis, No.1,” the roles each play in persuading the reader to support the Revolution are clearly evident. Paine’s metaphors appeal to both the reader’s intellect and emotions. This is his style that engraved his beliefs on paper, and ultimately left an indelible imprint for all of posterity. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ **Bibliography**
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