Rhetorical Analysis Of Franklin Roosevelt's Passionate Address

821 Words4 Pages

Franklin Roosevelt's’ Passionate Address to the People on Japan's Attack On December 8, 1941 the United States became under attack by the Japanese. At that time our president of the United States, franklin Roosevelt informatively addressed the congress and the American people about this (insert vocab word) matter. He not only stated the facts and giving historical context to the current state of affairs with a country we were in peace with. His speech let the country understand that Roosevelt would do everything within his power to triumph over the Japanese. Franklin Roosevelt wanted to urge congress to declare war on japan and rally the Americans to support the war effort. In rhetoric, ethos represents credibility or an ethical appeal which …show more content…

Roosevelt effectively uses figurative language to establish logos. Roosevelt remarks, “As commander in chief of the Army and Navy, I have directed that all measures be taken for our defense. Always will we remember the character of the onslaught against us. No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people in their righteous might will win through to absolute victory. I believe I interpret the will of the Congress and of the people when I assert that we will not only defend ourselves to the uttermost, but will make very certain that this form of treachery shall never endanger us again” (Roosevelt, 26-32). The speaker effectively uses figurative language to establish logos by ………. The speaker states his high ranking position therefore that in itself shows his credibility. He’s stressing that not only will the nation always remember what occurred, no matter how long it takes the us will come out victorious. He's giving the people his word and with his position shows strength that the nation will carry on and …show more content…

Pathos is a quality of an experience in life or a work of art that stirs up emotions of pity, sympathy and sorrow. Roosevelt effectively uses connotative language to establish logos. In his speech Roosevelt points out, “Hostilities exist. There is no blinking at the fact that our people, our territory and our interests are in grave danger. With confidence in our armed forces - with the unbounding determination of our people - we will gain the inevitable triumph - so help us God” ( Roosevelt,33-360). The speaker is stressing the level of hostility and how grave the danger our country is in. further he stresses how confident and determined our armed forces will be in succeeding. Otherwise god helps us. Here the vivid language he's using is descriptive by saying the levels of confidence and determination that our people our territory and our interest will show. If we don't succeed it will be dire and then only god can help us. So he uses the emotions to stress the importance of

Open Document