Rhetorical Analysis Of Ronald Reagan's Inaugural Address

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President Ronald Reagan was known for many things he has done throughout his presidency and lifetime. One of the things he was known for was being the first United States President that has gotten a divorce. This is interesting because he doesn't let other people's opinions stop him from doing what he wants to do. He was one of the few presidents that have gotten shot, the bullet was an inch away from his heart. This is interesting to me because he was so close to death; if he did die, he would have never given that speech and he wouldn't have served two terms as president. During his presidency he didn't just think about himself, he thought about all the Marines that died in war and took them out of that place. I thought that this was interesting because he took the blame when they all died …show more content…

In his speech, he uses pathos to get to your feelings and make you feel something.¨Their mission was one of the most difficult and daring of the invasion¨ (¨Ronald Reagan¨). He used that sentence to show you what their mission was actually like, he tells you how risky the mission was Another persuasive technique that he uses is repetition. ¨But we try always to be prepared for peace, prepared to deter aggression, prepared to negotiate the reduction of arms, and yes, prepared to reach out again in the spirit of reconciliation¨ (¨Ronald Reagan¨). He uses the word prepared over and over, he shows how everyone tries to be prepared but you can never be prepared for everything. He also used logos a lot in his speech to show the truth of what happened that day. ¨Two hundred and twenty-five came here. After two days of fighting, only ninety could still bear arms¨ (¨Ronald Reagan¨). Reagan tells you what actually happened that day, he tells you the facts on how many made it out alive. Because Reagan's speech was so good a lot of people started to get impacted by

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