In the speech, he states that when the occasion arrives, he will use his presidential power, to the fullest. The speech responded to any doubt or worry Americans had. Choosing a president was still a relatively new concept, during that time. He essentially makes a promise to the people, in which they can rely on him to be a leader and representative
In JFK’s Inaugural Speech he uses syntax to boost his credibility to the people and prove to them that they made the right choice in electing him. In the beginning of his speech, JFK says “This much we pledge--and more” (6). The sentence is short and memorable. He uses it so the audience will remember that he promises to help the United States and other countries around the world. It also strengthens his credibility by using affirming words like “promise” and “More” to persuade the people they have made the right choice in making him president. Later on in his speech, JFK says “To our sister republics south of our border, we offer a special pledge--to convert our good words into good deeds--in a new alliance for progress--to assist
Theodore Roosevelt’s speech “National Duties” calls for nationalism and unity, as it says that each individual must work hard and that individuals must work together. Furthermore, it works to motivate our nation by using two ideas – what a nation may leave behind and how a nation should conduct itself. The speech itself, although given while he was Vice President, accurately describes what his actions as president were, whether it be regarding nationalism, personal matters, or foreign diplomacy. His ideology of how a nation should act, seen in the phrase “speaking softly and carrying a big stick” works to motivate many, including our current military, because it focuses on civility backed with power. This idea of leadership style, combined with looking at what Theodore Roosevelt did during his presidency, is very similar to Trump’s way of leading our nation, although they came into office with different political experience.
Through Bush begins the speech with efficiency implying that we are united as one, He then procures power in pathos at the end, where the audience then is obtained by the speech. The audience can understand and visualize the terrorism occurring throughout the world; by which makes the message at the beginning of the speech reference that after being attacked upon on, if we unite as one we can overcome a terrorist act upon the wrong threat against the wrong
Bush made his speech on September 11, 2001 he spoke outright to America. He spoke to citizens, victims, families that have lost their loved ones and military families that have their life on the line. Bush gave his country strength when there was a dire need for it. His speech was filled with rhetorical devices that brought peace to the chaos that riddled the country. Bush’s use of anaphora, homily and antithesis gave faith, wisdom and harmony to the country. Bush grabbed the reader by the shoulders, reassured them and restored their faith in one speech. Bush ensures that America will rise again and stand taller than ever
On September 11th, 2001 the Twin Towers in New York City fell victim to a terrorist attack that left thousands dead, thousands more injured and millions in fear. Later that day George W. Bush, the President of the United States of America, created a speech to help calm the public about the events that occurred earlier that day. The speech was shown on national television the United States from the White House. The speech was effective because President Bush did help calm down the public with his speech.
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.
The 44th and first African American President, Barack Obama, in his Inaugural Address, promotes a call to action. Obama’s purpose is to express his gratitude for his opportunity to become president and discuss his plans for economic advancement. In order to reach the American people of the U.S., Obama adopts a serious and thought-provoking tone to urge them to support his plans for advancement. During this time of economic crisis, Obama clearly conveys to the American people through his use of metaphor, allusion, and anaphora, that it is time to take a stand and make a change in America.
The American president starts the speech by simply saying "Hello Berlin!“ It is very friendly and warming, when a president of such a strong country does not behave cocky. This is a persuasive tactic, that 's why he uses "Hello Berlin!". Then he thanks the German Chancellor, who is Angela Merkel, for her leadership, friendship and her example of life, which is an example of rhetoric rule of three. Like the start, there are so many striking lines and rhetoric, which the American president used, to attract attention and be more persuasive, that it will be extremely hard to pick the most powerful. Now let us continue with the first strong sentence, which is "No wall can stand against the yearning of justice, the yearnings for freedom and the yearnings for peace that burns in the human heart." The word "wall" has a negative connotation with the Berlin wall, keeping people separate and sadness. He uses this word to remind Berliners of what they went through, because of the communists and Russia . Here the word yearning, which denotes a strong feeling or wish
On January 20, 1981, Ronald Reagan gave his “First Inaugural Address” with the United States listening; some people were able to experience firsthand Ronald Reagan’s passion and views for our country, in Front of the Capitol Building, while others tuned in to listen on the momentous occasion. Ronald Reagan sets the stage for his presidency using logos through logical sentences that are meant to bring the audience a better perspective on his point of view. Diction was a key factor in showing Ronald Reagan’s strong sense of nationalism; he chose powerful, hopeful words and phrases that were intended to unify the people. He shows syntax through anaphora, repetition, and parallelism. By using these rhetorical devices, he states key phrases more than once to create an urgency and therefore grab listener’s attention.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s State of the Union Address in the year 1942 opened with a powerful start. He remained good in posture, strong verbal skills, gestures and strong eye contact with his audience which goes to show confidence and being in control of your speech (Stephen D. Boyd, 2017). He addressed the Americans, the citizens of the United States before he mentioned anything. He went to show that the President, himself found faith in their spirits and how he was merely proud of his citizens. He presented a powerful statement to his audience by acknowledging them and according to Matt Eventoff, “a statement or phrase can catch the audience’s attention by keeping them guessing as to what you’re about to say next. Implementing the silence technique
Roosevelt used antithesis during his speech even though it was metaphorically weak. A typical example was in paragraph five (5). When he compared the risen of taxes and their inability to pay have fallen.
In conclusion, George W. Bush was able to give a meaningful speech. Bush gave an effective inaugural address by using biblical allusions, collaborative language, and an anaphora in order to unite the country after a contentious election. His rhetoric added value to his speech and made it one to remember. Bush was successful in achieving his purpose. America was able to see itself as more united as a result of his
Barack Obama’s win for President in 2009 was a historical moment for the United States. His inaugural speech was much anticipated, because this was going to set the tone for his presidency. His speech told the American people that improving the economy is one of his priorities, but there were also other areas he would like to improve like healthcare and the education system. This was a speech that was meant to persuade the American public to take action for them to rise as a nation again, and for them to put their trust into him. His message addressed a couple of specific points like his gratefulness to the American people, the different crises America is facing, how America will overcome these crises, replying to his cynics, addressing the world, and then he reminded America again to be brave like they’ve always been to overcome the hard times (5 Speechwriting Lessons from Obama's Inaugural Speech, (n.d.).
Obama’s use of a hopeful and promising tone along with the use of pathos, logos and ethos to appeal to the audience in a relatable and understanding way. Obama wanted to be the next president, but not just that he wanted change. In his speech he conveys that idea through his use of his