What Are The Techniques Used In Patrick Henry's Speech

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One of the most famous speakers during the 1770’s was a man named Patrick Henry. He was said to be better than any actor or actress because when it came to people he could move them to laughter, sadness, anger or whatever emotion he felt like inflicting upon them. When Henry mad his speech at the Virginia Convention in 1775, he was able to convince the members of the house to see the situation with England through his eyes by using charged words, repetition and always showing the utmost respect to those who had spoke previously Patrick Henry was a very well educated man. During his earlier years he had trained to be an attorney, this fact definitely contributed to his oratory skills. He was able to influence many important people with his thoughts and ideas In the…show more content…
“Suffer not yourselves to be betrayed with a kiss”(204). By saying this Henry is saying that the British will kiss your check and pretend everything is okay but they will turn and stab you in the back like Judas did to Jesus. Henry uses all these techniques to try to persuade the members of the house that there is no other solution, that everything has been tried and they must accept the fact that Britain will not accept compromise. “Let us not, I beseech you, sir, deceive ourselves longer…we have done everything that could be done to avert the storm which is now coming on”(204). Henry had many ideas and thoughts, which he shared with the Virginia House in 1775, but he probably never thought that his ideas would still being talked about and discussed almost 235 years later. His words, moved people and his thoughts educated them. His wisdom and drive and determination for freedom is one of the things that helped us to achieve your independence. If it were not for people like Patrick Henry who shared their thoughts and filled people heads with knowledge and hope for a better future we would not be the America we are

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