The pastoral voice in John Dickinson’s first Letter from a Farmer in Pennsylvania

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Abstract

John Dickinson’s famed Letter appropriates pastoral design and convention for rhetorical ends. Through a close reading of the text, we can discern the ways in which literary idiom lends its force of expression to meet the needs of public controversy. A standard of rhetorical judgment emerges from the text which is both instantiated in the argument and is its chief mode of appeal.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)46-57
Number of pages12
JournalQuarterly Journal of Speech
Volume76
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1990

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Communication
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Education

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