Rhetorical Analysis Of The Declaration Of Independence

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The Declaration of Independence had a main purpose of creating equality for all men and entitling men to “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” When the declaration was written it was a very big deal and needed to be top quality work from everyone who helped create it so this way it had a very strong structure. A key to the declaration was how it was written and the tone. Writing the declaration took top quality and had to be written very formal and had to have a serious tone and strong structure. The use of language was a very big part in making a strong structure and solid tone for the Declaration of Independence. A quote from the Declaration of Independence states “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” This appeal’s to all citizens through pathos, logos, and ethos. By making a statement it appeals to logos, the use of the words self-evident and equal appeal to pathos and the convincing of all men being equal appeals to ethos. The tone is very serious making the structure more solid due to the importance of the topic. The use of language using pathos logos and ethos helped build the serious tone.…show more content…
The use of the words “lives”, “fortunes”, and “honor” appeal to pathos because there are strong emotional words used. The structure stands out to the people more because it has emotion setting a more emotional tone but still a strong structure with of the ability to take on a serious note of

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