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Rhet. Devices - Patrick Henry Speech

Match rhetorical device with examples from Patrick Henry's speech.
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Allusion
"We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren, till she transforms us into beasts"
Analogy
"I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided; and that is the lamp of experience."
Antithesis
"There is no retreat but in submission and slavery."
Ethos (Ethical Appeal)
APPEAL: "Sir, we are not weak, if we make a proper use of the means which the God of nature hath placed in our power."
Logos (Logical Appeal)
APPEAL: " What terms shall we find which have not been already exhausted? Let us not, I beseech you, sire, deceive ourselves longer. Sire we have done everything that could be done to avert the storm which is now coming on."
Pathos (Emotional Appeal)
APPEAL: "Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God!"
Metaphor
"They [navies and armies] are sent over to bind and rivet upon us those chains which the British ministry have been so long forging."
Parallelism
"Give me liberty or give me death!"
Rhetorical Question
"But when shall we be stronger? Shall it be the next week, or the next year? "
Call to Action
"Give me liberty or give me death!"
Tricolon
"The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave."
Anaphora
"We have petitioned; we have remonstrated; we have supplicated; we have prostrated ourselves..." (this is also amplification)
Amplification
"Our petitions have been slighted; our remonstrances have produced additional violence and insult; our supplications have bee disregarded..."
(this is also a tricolon and parallelism)