Juxtaposition In Queen Elizabeth's Speech

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Queen Elizabeth's speech was given at a time of great worry and upheaval. Her rhetorical strategies are composed of repetition, juxtaposition, persuasion, amplification, and diction. The opening line of the speech that reads, “My loving people,”(40), suggests a positive relationship between Elizabeth and her subjects. In the next line she starts off the sentence by using “we” thereby establishing a common ground with the troops. Elizabeth decided to make her speech an emotional argument, which instils a sense of nationalism. She inspires her soldier to proudly defend England by complementing them, asserting nationalism, and giving them a purpose. Throughout her speech she repeatedly makes a reference to God and country to evoke a strong sense
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