A Rhetorical Analysis Of Lyndon B. Johnson's Speech

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Lyndon B. Johnson was pleading to congress for a civil rights bill, Because of all the hate crimes and the discrimination against african americans by the police. He said that this was not a black struggle but an american struggle. He was fighting for the rights of all Americans and wanted to be the president remembered by furthering rights rather than conquering foreign nations. The thesis statement of Lyndon B Johnson speech is that he wanted to extend the rights of the american people. Some rhetorical devices of this speech are alliteration, parallelism, and metaphor. “In Buffalo as well as in Birmingham, in Philadelphia as well as Selma”(The History Place). Is a metaphor of him comparing the racist environment of northern cities to that
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