"The Crisis No. 1" By Thomas Paine. (Verbs (Examples: Conquered,…
"The Crisis No. 1" By Thomas Paine.
Tone and Effect
Addresses people of colonies
e is to persuade listeners to fight England
Conquered, panic, defend, strengthen, advance
Mixture of forceful and uplifting verb choices
"'Tis surprising to see how rapidly a panic will sometimes run through a country."
The choice of verbs
the listeners to
how England has
The verbs give examples of actions the colonists should take against the dangerous England.
"Yet panics, in some cases, have their uses; they produce as much good as hurt."
Patriot, character, sentiment, principles
Encourages listeners to
determine their legacy and what they want to accomplish
Noun choice gives a
of what the colonists should be like
"The period is now arrived, in which either they or we must change our sentiments, or one or both must fall."
"I once felt all that kind of anger, which a man ought to feel, against the mean principles that are held by the Tories..."
Glorious, brave, invitation, confident
By showcasing the hardships they faced and how they overcame them, it inspires the listeners to be more than a “summer soldier.”
These adjectives showcase personal qualities the colonists should strive for
"...that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph."
"Your conduct is an invitation to the enemy, yet not one in a thousand of you has heart enough to join him."