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parallelism/parallel structure
-the repetition of a grammatical structure
-used in poetry and in other writing to emphasize and link related ideas
epitaph
a short statement about death or a dead person in verse
persuasion
writing or speech that attempts to convice a reader to think or act in a particular way
aphorism
a general truth or observation about life, usually stated concisely; it is often witty and wise
autobiography
a form of nonfiction in which a person tells his or her own life story
rhetorical question
a question asked for the effect, not actually requiring and answer
style
includes word choice, tone, degree of formality, figurative language, rhythm, grammatical structure, sentence length, organization; every feature of a writer's use of language
deism
the view that God creates a well-rounded universe controlled by immutable laws and operating without divine intervention
Puritanism
Deism goes against _______.
rationalism
the belief that human beings can arrive at truth by using reason, not by using the past, religion, or intuition
Age of Reason
Rationalism is also referred to as the ___________.
rationalists
People during the Age of Reason were known as _________.
reason
Deists believe that God gave man the power of _______.
Deists
believe that humanity is good
Deists
believe the best form of worship is to do good to others
literature
Autobiographies, pamphlets, politics, reality-based, nonfiction, and speeches are all examples of _________.
Masterpiece
Ben Franklin's autobiography; it describes the development of a self-made American
Patrick Henry, Thomas Paine, and Thomas Jefferson
other examples of writers of the 18th century
Benjamin Frankiln
wrote 'The Autobiography' and 'Poor Richard's Almanack'
Thomas Jefferson
wrote 'The Declaration of Independence'
Thomas Paine
wrote 'The Crisis'
16
number of essay's in Thomas Paine's 'The Crisis'
Phillis Wheatly
wrote 'An Hymn to the Evening' and 'To His Excellency General Washington'
1775
year in which Patrick Henry's speech was given
Richmond, Virginia
Patrick Henry's speech was given in _________ (location).
Thomas Paine
was denied burial in consecrated ground because of his radical ideas about religion
atheist
Some saw Thomas Paine as an _______.
18th Century British poets
Phillis Wheatley imitated the style of _______.
Patrick Henry
the most powerful orator of the American Revolution
the 'Stamp Act' speech and 'Liberty or Death' speech
Patrick Henry's most famous speeches