Franklin D Roosevelt Rhetorical Devices

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Throughout his speech, Franklin Delano Roosevelt utilizes powerful rhetorical devices to draw his audience in. The quote that united the audience with both Roosevelt and each other, however, contained a combination of pathos, anaphora, and most importantly he uses personal pronouns to pull the crowd together as one. As he begins to draw his speech to a close, Roosevelt states, “our people, our territory and our interests are in grave danger” (par. 16). With his use of both personal pronouns and the description of “grave danger”, Roosevelt pushes for an emotional response from his audience. This pathos appeal is important in two aspects; the context of the war and the importance of unison. With the fear that the thought of war brought to Americans

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