The United States of America is faced with many problems and concerning topics every year. Every citizen holds on tightly to their own beliefs and viewpoints, ultimately hoping the nation’s leader can lead the country in the right direction. Every election year, the next presidential candidate gives an important speech, known as the inaugural address. In this address, the candidate informs the nation of his or her intentions as the president. In these inaugural speeches, the upcoming presidents use many different rhetorical strategies to get their main points to the citizens of the country. For example, Ronald Reagan, a former well-liked president, delivered his inaugural speech with many rhetorical strategies such as, cause and effect of certain problems (what’s at stake), repetition of his various intentions as president, and superb word choice, in order to get his thoughts to the audience clearly and effectively to win them over to his side. To begin his famous speech, Reagan does not hesitate to start in on what problems the United States of America is currently facing. Within the first ten sentences, the new president begins to explain the problem of …show more content…
It also causes them to rethink what is happening to the country. Reagan clearly explains to the audience that inflation is the cause of many things that could happen, as he puts that in perspective for the listeners to ponder. “It distorts our economic decisions, penalizes thrift, and crushes the struggling young and the fixed-income elderly alike. It threatens to shatter the lives of millions of our people” (Reagan “Inaugural Speech”). This is when Mr. Reagan begins to effectively portray what will happen if something is not done. He began by stating what is causing problems, inflation, and then finishes by explaining what’s at stake if something is not done about the
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On Tuesday, January 20, 1981 the 40th President of the United States, Ronald Reagan was sworn in at a ceremony known as the Inauguration. The tall and proud President Reagan took his oath of office on the West Front terrace of the capital, although it was the first time that it was held at this location, he tells us why in his Address. President Reagan was sworn into office by Chief Justice Warren Burger and then one of the greatest Presidents in the United States stepped up to the microphone to provide one of the most symbolic speeches. President Reagan was formally an actor, broadcaster and the Governor of California, nevertheless these different roles made him into the great man he was and helped him handle the difficulties he
Nhu Phan Public speaking 1315-310 Dr. Mary L. Nichols Oct 21st, 2014 Rhetorical Analysis of the Ronald Reagan Challenger Eulogy January 28, 1986 would be an unforgotten day for not only the Houston, but also a United States. During the tenth flight of National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) space shuttle, “Challenger,” seven crews have sacrificed their lives on board (BBC ON THIS DAY 1986.) To cherish the bravery of these heroes: Ronald McNair, Dick Scobee, Judith Resnik, Gregory Jarvis, Michael Smith, Ellison Onizuka, and one school teacher Christa McAuliffe, three days later, President Ronald Reagan eulogized NASA astronauts, at NASA’s Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas (Dennis and Kunkel 2003, pp.35-38.)
On June 12, 1987, President Ronald Reagan delivered a speech in Berlin, Germany. While he was the President of the United States, he would have a big impact on people around the world. He was there to convince the people of Berlin to tear down the Berlin wall, he didn't want division in Germany, he just wanted a democracy. “ I understand the fear of war and the pain of division that afflict this continent, and I pledge to you my country's efforts to help overcome these burdens.” (AmericanRhetoric.com) He is stating that he will do whatever it takes to help Berlin become a better country with freedom, liberty, and peace.
After the death of a Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher turned a melancholy moment into a celebratory moment. Margaret Thatcher gave a eulogy that caused the audience to evoke emotion, but also to celebrate the life a the great. Her purpose is to allow the audience to remember (or be told of) the greatness of Ronald Reagan. She uses the devices of repetition, metaphor, and pathos to give her message.
Ronald Reagan addressed the nation after the Challenger explosion. In his speech he used rhetorical analysis to describe what was going on. Reagan was supposed to report on the state of the union, instead he talks about the challenger disaster. Reagan is talking about the challenger explosion to inform everyone about the risks of the shuttle flight and the risk that the volunteers took.
Seventy three seconds into its flight, the Challenger space shuttle exploded, killing all seven passengers on board. This including Christa McAuliffe, who was to be the first civilian in space. This was to be the Challenger’s tenth mission and, regrettably, it turned out to be its final one as well. Following an investigation called by President Reagan, it was determined that the crash was ultimately caused by two rubber O-Rings designed to separate the rocket boosters that failed due to cold temperatures on the morning of the launch (“Challenger Disaster”). In his address to the nation on January 28, 1986, President Reagan uses allusion, pathos, and tone to comfort the audience after the catastrophic events.
The phrase “Carrying the weight of the world on one’s shoulders” most appropriately describes the responsibilities of the President of the United States. Presidency is one of the most difficult jobs in the world mentally, physically, and diplomatically. It is extremely stressful and, as proved by history, extremely easy to make costly mistakes. In her eulogy, Margaret Thatcher uses her personal experience to discuss the strength and lightness of Ronald Reagan’s character. Through this, she describes instances in which Reagan applied these attributes, directly contributing to their overall success in order to illuminate the effectiveness of his leadership abilities as a President.
Amna Mansha Mrs. Hoffman AP Language and Composition 27 September 2017 Rhetorical analysis of John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural address In his inaugural address, John F. Kennedy not only reassures America’s existing allies of his support, but through his use of unique sentence structure, repetitive diction, and rhetorical strategies, Kennedy also helps inspire Americans to feel a sense of unity and patriotism. Kennedy’s purpose is to get Americans to rise up to a new level of commitment to the nation.
People throughout history have tried to master the art of persuasion, one common thread that we see with great speakers is that great speakers throughout history used every tool that they have available such as rhetorical devices and body language. In the 1970s Americans consumed more oil than they produced. As a result, America had to import more oil than they produced domestically. This brought a big panic to the silent generation and the older baby boomers.
An American politician and actor who served as the 40th President of the United States from 1981 to 1989, known as Ronald Reagan delivered an iconic speech, “The Space Shuttle “Challenger” Tragedy Address” which is about the mourning and remembering of the seven astronauts that died in a terrible accident on the ground. Throughout the text, the author emphasizes multiple strategies to persuade Americans, indeed to bring them in to have faith in the NASA Program and solutions to said problems. Reagan focus attention on gaining hope and belief for the audience to take away after hearing about the disaster of the space program. Ronald Reagan constantly changes his tone to better portray the meaning of the event from going from thoughtful of the astronauts to having confidence in the next space shuttle that gets ready to leave the earth grounds.
Speaker Ronald Reagan in his speech, Speech on the Challenger Disaster, expounds a sympathetic tone to connect emotionally to the audience. Reagan’s purpose is to comfort the families who suffered tragic losses in the Challenger Disaster. He adopts a compassionate tone in order to allow the audience and the families who have lost someone in the accident to know he is thinking about them during this time. Reagan opens his speech by recognizing the losses people have suffered during this disaster. He relates to the emotions of the audience by using pathos, “ Nancy and I are pained to the core by the tragedy of the shuttle Challenger.”
The speech I have chosen in order to analyze the techniques of giving an effective speech is John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural address which was delivered on January 20, 1961. Kennedy’s Inaugural address was given because of his victory of the presidential election. The customs of delivering an Inaugural address dates back to George Washington, who after taking his oath, gave a speech to Congress. Every President has delivered an Inaugural address since Washington and Kennedy had followed that custom by giving his address. The intended audience of the speech was for citizens of the United States in order to present their vision and set goals for the United States.
On January 28, 1986, President Ronald Reagan responded to the dreadful crash of the space shuttle, Challenger, with words of sorrow about the loss of seven men and women. The situation at hand called for a sincere message from the leader of the country by giving his respect and thank those who died on that unfortunate day. Ronald Reagan made the dreadful event into a speech that motivated the American citizens to keep being brave and exploring whether it is in regard to the NASA space program or just the ambition of achieving the freedom that America stands for. Knowing that the direct audience would be the citizens of the United States and the indirect audience would be other countries like Russia who were competing for the exploration of space, Reagan knew he had to pressure the citizens to not give up and not become scared because this one incident. The speech emphasizes this point through Reagan’s directly mention of “the schoolchildren of America.”
Though only winning by a narrow margin, President John F. Kennedy's inaugural speech maintains an air of sophistication and confidence. An inaugural address is usually the most listened to speech throughout a president’s career. It is vital to any newly elected president that they start of their term on the right track. His speech was perhaps one of the most memorable and quoted addresses. Through his effective use of rhetoric devices, JFK instills confidence in the American people of his abilities as their new leader.
Our way of schooling has changed because we have realized that more freedom in a classroom leads to more prosperous students, which then leads to a more prosperous school. In the same way, more freedom in a country leads to more prosperous citizens, which then leads to a more prosperous world. In June 1987, President Ronald Reagan gave a speech describing how much more prosperous the entire world would be if there was no longer the division between the East and West in Berlin. He talks about the prosperity in the West by those who enjoy freedom, and how that could continue to spread into the East if given the chance. He believed that prosperity could only come when there was freedom.