Paine repeats the word “ye” in order to grab the attention of colonists who may not understand the urgency of his cause. encourage readers to take up arms against colonists who agree with the king. ask the king directly to allow the colonies to be represented in Parliament. scold the colonists for their refusal to fight for an important cause.
- Grab the attention of colonists who may not understand the urgency of his cause.
Repetition is one of the most commonly employed literary device that involves repetition of words or phrases in order to emphasize a point and enhance the clarity and understanding of the content or ideas proposed.
'Common Sense' by Thomas Paine is acknowledged as one of the most influential essays in the US history. It proposes crucial arguments that challenged the entire structure of the British government and challenged its tyrannical norms and denial of the basic human rights to the citizens of the colonies. Paine employed a variety of techniques to persuade the US audience to demand freedom and a democratic government.
As per the question, the repetition of 'ye' exemplifies the author's purpose to 'grab the attention of the colonists to make them understand the urgency of the cause' and persuade them(colonists) to demand their rights and freedom.
grab the attention of colonists who may not understand the urgency of his cause.
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Grabbed the attention of colonists
in this text, paine use the word “ye” several times in order to capture the attention of the colonists who haven't understand the importance and urgency of his cause. the word "ye" that is the plural of "thou" is used to call the colonists attention and make the fight for the cause.
Its a. to grab the attention of colonist who may not understand the urgency of his cause.
Paine repeats the word "ye" in order to emphasize the fact that the colonists are the ones responsible for the things he is describing. He wants to call attention to the fact that the responsibility lies with those who oppose independence, and in this way, are opening the door to tyranny. By saying "ye" repeatedly, Paine can highlight the fact that they are accountable for the future of the nation.
the answer is A. grab the attention of colonists who may not understand the urgency of his cause.
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By using "ye" he is pointing directly to those who opposed it. If you were a person who opposed it you would probably feel kind of bad or at least be bewildered by it and would maybe switch sides and have supported the independence of the colonies.