Not only does FDR convince the audience to retaliate by appealing to their emotions, but he also convinces the audience that retaliation is necessary by allowing the audience to see the logic behind the attack on Pearl Harbor. He states that "The United States was at peace with that nation and…was still in conversation with its government and its emperor looking toward the maintenance of peace in the Pacific." This proving that the United States had not done anything to provoke this attack. Because the U.S. have done nothing to deserve this attack, FDR believes it is only logical to fight back. FDR wants the people of the United States to know that they do not deserve to be walked on.
In Patrick Henry’s “Speech to the Second Virginia Convention”, used figures of speech, metaphors and similes, and rhetorical questions to persuade his audience to agree with his views on the war and the conditions of America. Throughout his speech, Henry used figures of speech to engage his audience. One example of this is the phrase “Suffer not yourselves be betrayed with a kiss”, by this he meant that he hoped that his American comrades would not be fooled by the British and their false promises. These figures of speech, especially figurative language, were used to persuade the audience into turning against the British. Metaphors are another key aspect of Henry’s speech.
The death of such a substantial figure would prompt one of the greatest speeches Robert Kennedy produced in his career, furthering the race relations between white America and black America. Less than 3 months later Robert F. Kennedy was shot and killed at a campaign, and “two bright lights in society… both of them snuffed out,” in a matter of months. The killing of Kennedy, which followed the assassination of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. only deepened America's
President Obama follows this event with a speech, its goal being to inform the American people of the death of the man who had caused the death of so many loved ones, and achieves this by using rhetorical devices such as parallel structure and appeals to emotion. In the beginning of President Obama’s speech announcing the death of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, he reminds the American people of the tragic events that took place on the morning of 9/11, when “nearly 3,000 citizens were taken from us.” The purpose of Obama painting this image back into people’s heads was to remind the American people of the severity of this tragedy and that this nationwide grief was caused by Osama bin Laden, and he gets this message across so well due to the use of appeal to emotion by stimulating feelings and make possible connections or sympathy towards the victims. He does so by creating an image of things such as “the empty seat
Astha Sahoo Legal Brief Case: Glossip vs. Gross Case #:14-795 Facts of the Case On April 29th, 2014, Clayton Lockett was put to death by Oklahoma with a three drug lethal injection process. The procedure took 40 minutes, which was more than normal. After this event, the state of Oklahoma suspended all executions till a new formula was invented that drugged a person immediately. Charles Warner and 20 other death row inmates were enraged at Oklahoma for causing so much pain to Lockett and decided to sue various officials of the state of Oklahoma.
He knew he could not repair what had been done, but he knew we could fight back. The speech focuses on the fact that these terrorist attacks were out of pure evil. Bush wanted to make sure that America, along with the rest of the world, still had a fight and a drive in them. He wanted us to feel safe and protected. As he continues on, the American people hear what he has done and what will be done to
This was key because these feelings were on the minds of everyone in his audience. This was also his warrant, hoping that all Americans were scared, angry, and shocked. Bush established more ethos and pathos in the next few sentences by saying that these acts of mass murder were intended to frighten our nation into chaos and retreat. His statement described the sadness that Americans felt that day, but Bush then made a smart move in his speech. He changed the direction of the speech from negative to positive.
The Perils of Indifference Critical Evaluation Essay In the past, indifference has led to the murder of millions of people. Indifference is when we, the humans race, do not care about those who suffer from the injustice, violence, or oppression on behalf of others (Clare). On 12 April 1992, Elie Wiesel, a holocaust survivor gave a speech regarding human indifference in front of President William J. Clinton and the first lady, Hillary Rodham Clinton, at the White House. What was he trying to accomplish during his speech? In the speech, titled “The Perils of Indifference,” Elie Wiesel showed gratitude to the American people, President Clinton, and Mrs. Hillary Clinton for the help they brought and apprised the audience about the violent consequences and human suffering due to indifference against humanity (Wiesel).
One side calls them weapons of war, the other side claims the term “assault weapon” is merely an intimidating term used to scare liberals and anti-gun advocates. In 1994, President Bill Clinton signed a national ban on assault weapons. The assault weapons ban comes with a sunset effect and every 10 years the ban automatically expires and every gun advocate crawls out of hiding to make sure the ban doesn’t renew (“Should the government restrict access to assault weapons?”). Congress needs to stand up to the NRA to reinstate the ban. Assault weapons are militarized styled guns that are meant to kill a mass number of people at an alarming rate and these weapons should not be in the hands of ordinary citizens.
The first persuasive speech analyzed is a speech by Barack Obama. On the 1st of October a shooting took place at a community college near Roseburg, Oregon, causing 10 deaths. Obama, who is in his last term as president, prepared a speech to speak about this tragic event. In this speech Obama uses a clear structure to convince the audience of his standpoint, Obama achieves this through using crisp and declamatory language in order to iniate action of his audience, and to express his bitter disappointment. Obama starts off his speech with a fairly standard opening sentence, except for one word, namely the word “another”.