Queen Elizabeth's Speech To Parliment In 1601

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Queen Elizabeth recognized her position of power and consequently sought to maintain it. Her last speech to Parliment in 1601 was calculated and designed to convince listeners that she deserves to rule. The speech was rhetorically adequate for the situation she delivered it. Elizabeth used two main methods to appeal to the two main types of listeners, which concisely convinced her subjects to regard her as a benevolent ruler. These two main components to the rhetorical were pious humility for the educated and clerical listeners/readers and the mention of God and love for the uneducated, religious, and illiterate listeners. Her first and primary focus was to convince the educated and powerful class of people to support her, which she accomplished
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