One moment it was a normal day and the next moment will forever be ingrained within the minds of an entire nation. The first plane hit at 8:46 a.m. and the second at 9:03 a.m., leaving 2,819 people dead. September 11, 2001 will always be remembered as a day of great destruction, a day of great loss. September 11, 2001 was the day two planes flew into the World Trade Center, forever changing the way of life for all of America. After this horrible act of terrorism the president of the United States gave a speech addressing the nation. This speech, George W. Bush’s 9/11 Address to the Nation, was remarkable for its use of metaphors, anaphoras, and allusions.
The usage of ethos is blaringly obvious; as the President of the United States of America, Bush is already in a position of power. He speaks as a leader and acts as the voice of the nation. In rare instances, he uses the word “I”, but throughout the majority of the speech, all of the pronouns are collective. “Our very freedom”, “our nation”, and “our country” are used just in the first paragraph, and more words like “our” and “we” are used continually. Rather than talking down to the American people, Bush is speaking as an
In both events of Pearl Harbor and 9/11 had a damaging effect on our country. We were terrified and frightened for what could happen next. Pearl Harbor occurred on December 7, 1941 at the Hawaiian territory. 9/11 occurred on September 11, 2001 at New York City. The Pearl Harbor attack was caused from a feud we were having with Japan. 9/11 on the other hand was a terrorist attack towards our country. President Roosevelt gave a speech from the attack of Pearl Harbor. The speech was “Day of Infamy speech”. President Bush also presented the nation a speech after 9/11. The speech was known as “Address to the nation on September 11 attacks the oval office”.
For example, the speech begins with stating the terrible tragedy that had occurred, allowing grief. However, as the speech continues, Bush emphasizes on the bravery of the heroes and states that their legacy will only further the cause that they were all hoping to contribute to. Finally, Bush presents scripture, in order to soothe the families and force them to look into the future of God’s greater purpose. With the organization of his speech, George W. Bush, successfully conveys open feelings of grief in a consoling manner while also encouraging the audience to look to the
In the introduction of Bush’s speech, he describes the despicable acts of terror our country witnessed that day. Bush shows his compassion for those affected by the attacks. He knew he could not repair what had been done, but he knew we could fight back. The speech focuses on the fact that these terrorist attacks were out of pure evil. Bush wanted to make sure that America, along with the rest of the world, still had a fight and a drive in them. He wanted us to feel safe and protected. As he continues on, the American people hear what he has done and what will be done to
Growing up, we have all heard the many stories of George Washington. While many recognize him as one of the most important figures in U.S history, others only recognize him by one of his multiple accomplishments; he was the 1st president of the United States. With presidency comes the variety of duties and responsibilities, the main being a president 's inaugural adress. In George Washington 's very 1st inaugural, he uses three rhetorical strategies: personification, amplification, and last but not least, repitition to convey what he truly wants for the States and why a successful Constitution should be in order.
Namely, all of the major distinguishable components of his speech, as arranged in chronological order, begin rather wistfully, then evolve hopefully. This is especially evident in the speech’s introduction, whereby Bush re-introduces and emphasizes the ramifications of the events of September 11: “After all that has just passed, all the lives taken, and all the possibilities and hopes that died with them, it is natural to wonder if America’s future is one of fear. Some speak of an age of terror” (Bush, 2001). Effectively, despite the inevitable sadness and anxiety that is paired with the dreadful day, the speaker carries on with strength of heart and of mind. Overall, his speech is somewhat contemplative and reminiscent, while simultaneously of a progressive standpoint. In addition, Bush’s speech is highly persuasive of the American people to take action and move forward, through effort, courage, and liberty. The facts that lay before the American nation and its people immediately following September 11, 2001 had been harrowing at the least, and life-sapping at worst. Yet, President Bush manages to maintain a resilient tone throughout the
Bush appeals to logos by using the word “our”. The use of the word “our” appeals to logos because he is talking about the whole nation and himself. He also appeals to logos when he uses really lengthy sentences and then uses a really short sentence. This appeals logically because the short sentences then stand out, as if they were highlighted or bolded. Bush’s usage of alliteration when he says “deliberate and deadly terrorist acts.” appeals to logos. It does so by appealing to the reader’s rhythmical senses and makes the reader pay more attention and focus on the rest of the speech. Bush uses a rhetorical device in this quote; “And we responded with the best of America, with the daring of our rescue workers, with the caring for strangers and neighbors who came to give blood and help in any way they could,” Bush not only sounds well by rhyming, he uses “we responded” once and leaves it out the next couple
President George W. Bush gave a speech titled “9/11 Address to the Nation,” where he reassures the nation of our country’s strength and even calls it the “brightest beacon for freedom.” This event was a suicide bombing of the World Trade Center where approximately 3,000 people were killed and nearly 6,000 more were injured. Although it was one of the worst attacks in American history, it unified the nation in more ways than one. This speech was made even more important after a tragedy like 9/11 because the nation had been frightened by these acts of terror and was in need of the inspiration of our most powerful leader: the commander-in-chief. Throughout this speech, Bush uses rhetorical devices such as pathos, analogy, epithet, and asyndeton
Bush uses in his famous speech is metonymy, the substitution of some attributive or suggestive word for what is actually meant. The way Bush uses metonymy adds an appeal of imagery and relation to the topic of American perseverance: "These acts shattered steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve," (par. 3). In this remark, the "steel" of American resolve is not used to describe literal steel but more of America's strength as a country. Throughout his "9/11 Address to the Nation" speech, George W. Bush uses rhetorical devices such as ellipsis and metonymy to reinforce the impact and emotion of his words, showing how our great nation has been shocked by acts of terror, but will come together as one to
In his “9/11 Address to the Nation” the 43rd President of the United States of America, George W. Bush assures that America will not be affected by the unruly and evil attacks carried out on September 11th, 2001. The President drafted this speech to resist the impending fear and questioning that American citizens around the country would soon be consumed by. Because 9/11 was the most impactful, yet devastating terrorist attack on the United States to date, Bush was not able to derive his thoughts from others’ ideas and speeches, thus he was forced to dig deep and extract the emotions and thoughts aroused by the “despicable acts.” Much like any great leader, President Bush wanted to stress the importance of instilling a sense of pride and resilience in the country and fellow countrymen and women to come together and remain as one. As the head of the “brightest beacon of freedom and opportunity” President George W. Bush declares that the United States of America will “remain strong” and appear unaffected as the country continues to build and rebound from the senseless acts of terrorism and hate.
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
In President Bush’s speech to the public on the night of September eleventh 2001 he showed that his point of view was from the perspective that he was trying the comfort the American public. In the first part of his speech he showed and supported this when he said, “These acts of mass murder were intended to frighten our nation into chaos and retreat. But they have failed.
Hook: I never knew that one day, one idea could have such a big impact. That one thing could change the history, set up the rest of the country to follow suit with this specific topic, and things that need a change in general.