Abigail Adams' Letter (tone shifts present throughout the paper…
Abigail Adams' Letter
analogies and tone shifts
analogies present in paragraph 3
comparing a judicious traveler to a river
quote of a river "expanding its stream" refers to John experiencing more stuff in France.
spring through mineral analogy
idea that by going to france john will pick up new skills
Adam's purpose is to convince her son that this trip is for his benefit.
tone shifts present throughout the paper
starts with disdainful tone in p1
against son's choice to stay
praising tone through repetition of word "advantages"
helps build his confidence that he can do what his mother wants him to
makes him feel strongly about current situation and thus makes him want to go of his own volition.
during revolutionary war, sent as part of french embassy