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					From The Crisis, No. 1

    By Thomas Paine
        Page. 106
What kind of appeal is Paine
      making here?
      An emotional appeal
What is the substance of the
 He claims God is on the side of the
Why, in his judgment, will God
     favor the colonists?
  Because they have, in his opinion,
     tried so hard to avoid war
     What does Paine hope to
accomplish with this anecdote? (the
   anecdote begins on page 108)
   Possible response: He hopes to make his audience see
    the selfishness of the Tory position that would avoid
    war today but leave it for future generations to fight.
    He hopes to appeal to people’s love for children and
                    hope for their future.
What figure of speech is Paine
         using here?
What is the purpose of Paine’s
     He seeks to convince his audience that even if the
   colonists surrendered or lost the war, the desire for
 liberty (the coal) would still keep burning, and it would
    inevitably break out into war (the flame) again and
             again until America became free.
Note the length of the first sentence
of this page—over nine lines. What
is the point of the first independent
         clause? The second? a
        The first clause expresses hope for
      reconciliation among the colonists, but the
       second advocates the expulsion from the
      country of all Tories and the seizure of Tory
    property if they assist or encourage the British.
Up to now Paine has used we, us,
and out to refer to the colonists.
 Why does he switch to you and
                    your? of the Tories,
   Having finished his discussion
  Paine seeks to directly address those colonists
     he claims as his own, to make them feel
    personally committed to the cause, and to
      exhort them to redouble their efforts.
Who is Paine calling an
 “individual villain”?
       King George
What examples of parallelism
        occur here?
 The three sentences beginning with
 Were are an example of parallelism.
   Based on the evidence in this
 paragraph, as well as above, how
would you characterize the author?
    Possible responses: passionate,
      reflective, courageous, just,
          optimistic, eloquent
• Page 112
  – Reading check a-d
  – Questions 1-4

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