2 PromptPatrick Henry’s “Speech in the Virginia Convention,” and Benjamin’s Franklin’s “Speech in the Convention” are highly persuasive. Compare and/or contrast the use of the rhetorical devices used in their speeches and tell how these devices could have affected the audience.
3 IntroBenjamin Franklin and Patrick Henry were two important people in American History who made a difference. Franklin’s “Speech in the Convention,” and Henry’s “Speech in the Virginia Convention” helped guide our nation to independence and democracy. Both speeches contain masterful examples of rhetorical devices such as rhetorical questions, diction, and logos. Body 1: In their speeches, Benjamin Franklin and Patrick Henry made great use of rhetorical questions. Body 2: Another rhetorical device used by Franklin and Henry was diction. Body 3: These orators used pathos to appeal to their audience’s emotions.