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In the essay The Crisis the author Carrie Chapman Catt tries to capture her readers attention and encourage them to fight against womens suffrage Catt wants her readers to know that there is still a lot of work to be done for womens suffrage even though women have made a lot of progress especially due to their work in the war In order to emphasize her point that the goals of womens suffrage depends on all women she uses many devices throughout her essay such as creating a picture of the last crusade metaphors of storm and rhetorical questions that end in exclamations The Crisis originally appeared in Europe in the 1916s It is supported by important historical background such as war and womens suffrage which is used to define the essay Catt wants her readers to become excited and eager to make the fight for womens suffrage stronger Catt is able to successfully gain her readers attention and support by asking rhetorical questions and then responding to those questions with excitement Catt encourages her readers in the first part of her speech to still try to make a change even if they think there are no changes that can be made One example from the speech where Catt asks a rhetorical question and then ends with exclamation is Suppose we reach out with united earnestness and determination to grasp our victory while it still hangs a bit too high Has any harm been done None p785 By asking this question Catt requires her audience to think about what she said and also gives them an answer that emphasizes her point that it is pointless not to take action especially since no harm can come from itIn her essay Catt uses many comparisons and metaphors to explain her argument An example of comparison in Catts essay is when she compares war money to an earthquake Catt uses the word earthquake in this comparison to describe
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