What is an example of Crevecoeur's literary style in letter III from Letters from an American Farmer?

An example of Crevecoeur's literary style in paragraph five of letter III from Letters from an American Farmer shows that he uses plain prose along with antithesis, alliteration, personification, and metaphor to express his enthusiasm for the American lifestyle.

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The fifth paragraph of letter III of Crevecoeur's Letters from an American Farmer illustrates characteristics of his literary style. This paragraph begins with the sentence:

What attachment can a poor European emigrant have for a country where he had nothing?

The paragraph, such as in the sentence above, shows that Crevecouer writes in a plain, clear style, which was typical of eighteenth-century English prose and might also be seen as typical of an American living in a Quaker colony.

Crevecouer also moves between particular details and general statement. For example, he states some particulars of the American farmer:

Wives and children, who before in vain demanded of him a morsel of bread, now, fat and frolicsome, gladly help their father to clear those fields whence exuberant crops are to arise to feed and to clothe them all.

Some particular details are that the children, who once only wished "a morsel...

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