January 20th 2017 marked the day that president elect Donald Trump took his oath to office. Perhaps one of the most controversial electoral processes in the history of the United States’ presidency, the possible implications of Donald Trump’s leadership will most likely make this one for the history books. His speech seemed surprisingly reasonable, astonishingly efficient, and very impactful in comparison to what many were expecting from him, because of the negative and possible detrimental image he has created in the minds of many Americans. Regardless, Donald Trump delivered a strong, decisive speech using unifying diction, well directed symbolism and varied syntax.
For many Americans, Trump is seen as the long-awaited saviour of the nation. Others see him as the man to start World War III.
September 11, 2001 is a day that will be remembered in American history forever. This day was one of the worst terrorist attacks on American soil. More than 3,000 innocent people lost their lives that day. George W Bush had been president of the Untied States for less than a year at the time of the attacks. He was faced with the difficult task that evenings of letting the world know what took place that day, and help the American people through a day of shock and disbelief. In a time of unspeakable evil, George W bush addresses that nation using rhetorical appeals; together with the history of American ideas to reassure and untie not only Americans, but the world to stand together and fight back on the war of terrorism.
Throughout the speech Bush uses many sources to that strengthen his credibility and appeals to ethos. To introduce the speech Bush started with an Anaphora “Our fellow citizens, our way of life, our very freedom came under attack.” Bush uses the word our to make the country feel as one and be together. He also uses anaphora in the sixth paragraph, he said “I ask for your prayers for all those who grieve, for the children whose worlds have been shattered, for all whose sense of safety and security has been threatened.” Bush does this to help unify the country during this hard time, he knew many ordinary people had been affected wanted to make sure that everybody knew who to pray for. He begins the third paragraph with anaphoras like
Hook: I never knew that one day, one idea could have such a big impact. That one thing could change the history, set up the rest of the country to follow suit with this specific topic, and things that need a change in general.
In order to accomplish his purpose, the writer of this speech used diction and tone to show sorrow for the families of the men and women whose lives were lost on the Columbia and organized the speech by talking about how the lives lost will not affect moving forward in space advances. The writer expresses his grief for the family by using “great sadness” and naming the seven astronauts who died on this mission. While setting a tone of grief for these astronauts families, George W. Bush also organizes the speech by talking about how the men and women knew the risks of their travel. He first explains his feelings of loss and mourning for the men and women who lost their lives, but also says that this tragedy will not be a setback for space travel.
President Donald Trump. Even to those who had voted for Trump this election, I doubt you ever expected to hear those words four years ago. Now added to the great list of men that lead this beautiful, that slots among Honest Abe, The American Cincinnatus, Old Hickory, and Father of the Constitution, is The Tumpster. Dana Milbank's mocking article “In which Trump discovers some guy named Frederick Douglass” Donald Trump is contrasted to the expectation of how leaders perform and act by the juxtaposition of the expectation, the allusion of similar incidents, and the situational irony of the thirteen days that he has been in office.
Nationally, for the first time in 2015, deaths from heroin overdoses alone surpassed deaths in the United States of America by firearm homicides (New Jersey). In 2015 New Jersey lost nearly “1,600” people to drug overdoses. On January 10, 2017, Chris Christie, former governor of New Jersey gave a heartfelt speech to a group of intellectuals and the to people of New Jersey about the mistreatment of the disease known as addiction and what we can and will do to treat it. Christie uses a clear antithesis to show his message that addiction is a cruel and brutal disease that will stop at nothing to infect everybody (Arco). To make sure his words are burnt into the viewers mind he uses: frequent tone change and practices comforting, but controlling
Texas Senator Ted Cruz boosted his big win in the Wisconsin primary, complicating the front-runner Donald Trump chances from securing the nomination and assuring heated primaries will continue on until July’s GOP convention.
In this speech, Trump didn’t mention himself until the end of the speech; he was not the center of attention. President Trump stated he is our voice as American people and he is kindhearted . This speech was designed to belittle candidate Clinton , comparing Clinton legacy to death, destruction and weakness. While bringing down the other candidate, the ethos aspect can be brought in as it can be made clear to the audience that Trump would be a better fit as president. This makes President Trump ethos appeal successful, by bashing candidate Clinton it makes voters question her credibility, while making Trump's seem as a better fit for president considering he is the only other
During a speech delivered the day after the Pearl Harbor attack, FDR says, “Yesterday, December 7, 1941 - a date which will live in infamy - the United States was suddenly attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan”. On December 7, 1941, the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor was attacked by Japanese military forces. This was an act intended to intimidate the United States, and scare them from entering the war. But, in his January 6, 1942 State of the Union Address, FDR utilizes anaphora and flag waving to amplify the American spirit and effectively reassure the American people.
Humans always seek to convince each other that their opinions are in fact superior to other conflicting ideas, and none have mastered this art better than those who seek to run for various political offices within the United States. Through a variety of persuasive techniques, the ultimate goal is to gain the utmost respect and trust of those that they seek to gain support from. As we find ourselves in the midst of an election year, our intellect is flooded with speeches and new ideas as it pertains to modern issues. Bernie Sanders is no different and uses similar technique in order to convey his own political ideologies by convincing us of his knowledge of wealth disruption through statistics, passion for this country through emotion driven
Good evening everybody, hope all is well with each and every one of you. I am Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and I am the second youngest Prime Minister in the history of our great country of Canda. Our ancestors dates back to our Founding Fathers. I was born in a loving Christian family and our father before becoming a Prime Minister, was working in a bank. He completed his duties with honesty, integrity and dignity for endless decades. Our mother is from the Great State of Massachusetts. She did mention once or twice, that Senator Elizabeth Ann Warren and her are blood related. Our mother side's owns a paper factory, stamping history on pieces of paper and will continue to stamp history until the eternity. I am smart. I am handsome. I am charming with a divine, godly
The ad “You Make Me Feel” is based off the 2016 Presidential campaign between Former First Lady Hillary Clinton and President Donald Trump. The ad was produced and published October 31, 2016 by Priorities USA in an effort to discredit Donald Trump and show Americans that Hilary Clinton was the best choice for presidency. Throughout the presidential campaign Donald Trump was criticized about his sexist behavior, accused of sexual harassment and victimizing women. Priorities USA used these accusations as a kairotic moment eight days prior to the election to persuade women to vote for Hilary Clinton. The “You Make Me feel” political advertisement uses Aristotelian rhetorical appeals, logos, ethos, pathos and metaphors to persuade the target audience, women, to vote against presidential candidate Donald Trump because he doesn’t respect women.
President, Barack Obama, in his speech, “Democratic Convention Presidential Nomination Acceptance Address,” discusses and implies his reason of becoming Americas next President. Obama’s purpose is to convey the idea that he can become the next President, by recognizing what the past Presidents did and what change he can do as the next one. Obama uses a hopeful and promising tone along with the use of pathos, logos, and ethos to appeal to the audience in a relatable way.