Rhetorical Analysis Of Churchill's Impending Doom To Victory

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Impending Doom to Victory It’s far too easy to induce fear in the public in order to control their actions, but only one of the best orators is able to inspire a nation in a time of turmoil to accomplish the same. Listening to Winston Churchill is like reading a fantasy novel in the way that he sparks passion within the audience defeat the “bad guys”, yet describing things in a way that makes the threat seem distant. In the many ways that Churchill can motivate a nation to be victorious, a few stand out as devices that he regularly uses. Analysis of Churchill’s speeches presents tactics including personification, metaphors, various forms of emphatic repetition, and morbidity to motivate the audience towards a common cause: defeating Nazi Germany. As great as he is regarded, young Winston Churchill performed poorly at the first two schools he attended and remained an underachiever until, after his third attempt, he got into the British Royal Military College. In the early 1900s, Churchill began to orient himself towards government and became an elected member of Parliament and held many government positions within the next …show more content…

Personification boosts emotion towards something that emotion is not usually felt towards. “During her long ordeal London was upheld by the sympathy and admiration of the other great cities…,” which makes one feel congratulatory towards something that cannot even feel congratulation (Do Your Worst). The reason for using personification in politics is for a national cause to better resonate within the listener. One will begin to root for London when he hears that “London will be ready, London will not flinch, London can take it again” (Do Your Worst). Personification is a way to motivate a listener to fight for a cause that is close to them in the sense that the cause is given human characteristics to relate to the

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