Rhetorical analysis of "Death of a Soldier" by Louisa May Alcott
The excerpt "Death of a Soldier," taken from Hospital Sketches by Louisa May Alcott features various rhetorical strategies to create an appeal to emotion. She exhibits the compassion of the nurse for John, even in the face of inevitable death; she displays the altruistic mindset of John, and adds depth to her words by using analogies. She uses these tools in order to inflict a deep emotional feeling and an understanding of how awful the situation actually was.
One of the rhetorical strategies of this piece is her compassion, even when seemingly futile, for the wounded soldier. The way Alco…
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