Repetition is repeating the exact same words over again.
“Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death” speech -Patrick Henry
Parallelism refers to the repeated use of phrases, clauses, or sentences that are similar in structure or meaning. Writers use this technique to emphasize important ideas, create rhythm, and make their writing more forceful and direct.
“For my own part, what ever anguish of spirit it my cost, I am willing to know the whole truth: to know the worst and I will provide for it.”
“For my own part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; toknow the worst, and to provide for it.
Identifying Parallel Structure
Directions: Circle the parallel elements in each of the following sentences.
Why does Patrick Henry begin his speech with this statement: “With all due respect, I have a different opinion”?
Within “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death” speech by Patrick Henry find the following examples of oratory characteristics:
Charged words (3)
Rhetorical questions (2)
From Michel Guillaume Jean de Crèvecoeur’s Letters from an American Farmer
What then is the American, this new man? . . . He is an American, who, leaving behind him all his ancient prejudices and manners, receives new ones from the new mode of life he has embraced, the new government he obeys, and the new rank he holds. He becomes an American by being received in the broad lap of our great Alma Mater. Here individuals of all nations are melted into a new race of men, whose labors and posterity will one day cause great changes in the world. Americans are the western pilgrims, who are carrying along with them that great mass of arts, sciences, vigor, and industry which began long since in the east; they will finish the great circle.”