Abigail Adams Essay

In 1780, Abigail Adams wrote a letter to her son John Adams, who was traveling with her husband. She wrote this letter, using several rhetorical devices, to tell him not to the opportunities he was given lightly, to make the best of them for him. Adam uses rhetorics such as allusions, tone, and lists to really stress the importance of applying himself.

Adams encourages her son to be hard-working by alluring to his love and affection for her. She opens the letter using pathos by saying “my dear son” to let him know this letter is not to reprimand him but to advise him. She’s still using pathos by