2004 Eulogy For Ronald Reagan Essay

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In Margaret Thatcher's 2004 eulogy for Ronald Reagan, she uses many rhetorical strategies to convey her message that Ronald Reagan was a strong president who remained positive throughout the problems he faced with in office. The first rhetorical strategy Thatcher uses is the incorporation of loaded words with strong positive connotations. She uses words like “cheerful” (line 3), “invigorating” (4), “optimism” (13), and “grace” (22) to describe Reagan’s attitude and actions during his presidency. She also uses phrases like “lightness of spirit” (10) and “renewed faith” (31) to characterize and describe the positivity he approached everything with. Clearly, Ronald Reagan stayed positive, as Margaret Thatcher said he did. Another rhetorical

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