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John Smith's "A New Land"

John Smith's "A New Land"

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Finding examples of persuasive techniques in John Smith's "A New Land." Also uncover if he was successful in convincing people to go to the New World.
Finding examples of persuasive techniques in John Smith's "A New Land." Also uncover if he was successful in convincing people to go to the New World.

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John Smith’s “A New Land”

For each persuasive technique, give a specific example from the writing. Explain your reasoning.

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1. Establishment of credibility (making oneself sound believable)

2. Consideration of the audience (how the advertiser gets the attention of the audience)

3. Rhetorical questions (questions without answers)

4. Refutation of opposing arguments (disprove your opponent’s main points)

5. Hyperbole (an extreme exaggeration)

Answer the following: Do you think John Smith was effective in convincing people to travel to the New World? Explain why or why not. Be sure to provide specific reasons and examples to support your answer.

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