On January 28, 1986, President Ronald Reagan addresses a speech to American citizens about the Challenger Shuttle Disaster. He uses rhetorical devices to covey his grief and support the victims’ families, along with curing the pain that fall upon the Americans. President Ronald Reagan takes his words to show his grief and to show how he and the American citizens have been affected by the calamity. President Ronald Reagan uses pathos to express his opinion about the disaster.
So much in fact that we are now speaking to the children about the future, telling them that in order to have a future they must be brave, the American way. President Reagan appeals to several different emotions throughout the speech, he starts to wrap up the speech by telling a story, he tells a historical story of Sir Frances Drake and compares the astronauts that we have lost to him and his last exploration where he was killed doing the thing he loved. The speech is brought to a close with the biggest emotional appeal that Reagan uses all night, he uses a lingering tone when he recalls to the audience that the last time that we, or anyone ever saw these brave heroes was this morning, when they waved goodbye and “slipped the surly bonds of Earth to touch the face of God.” This was the last thing that he said and really left the country with a sense of sadness and loss, but even though we were sad and grieving, we had the
Former United States President, Lyndon B. Johnson, in his speech, Let us Continue, reflects on the assassination and presidency of John F. Kennedy. Johnson's purpose is to bring a feeling of peace within the American citizens and help them continue moving forward. He creates a nostalgic tone in order to convey a sense of sorrow and to resurface the dreams and aspirations oh John F. Kennedy in his audience. Johnson begins his speech by acknowledging that John F. Kennedy has been assassinated and reminds the Americans of Kennedy's aspiration by expressing his grief in the situation. He appeals to the emotions of the Americans by saying "No words are sad enough to express our sense of loss.
Reagan applies oratorical devices and figurative language to explain to the nation the passion and bravery the seven astronauts have. He uses parallel structure and listing to imply the passion and bravery the Challenger crew have. “But, we never lost an astronaut in flight, we’ve never had a tragedy like this” (2). The parallel structure creates a cause and effect to the tragedy. Its shocking devastation, however, it shows the nation how the future is creating new things.
Analyzing Challenger’s Address Delivered on January 28, 1986, Ronald Reagan’s speech addressing the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster was a plausible proof of the possibility to communicate various ideas during a tough situation effectively and efficiently. In a speech that lasted less than five minutes, Ronald Reagan managed to express his thoughts verbally and attempt to persuade his audience through an eulogy, a speech characterized by its epideictic occassion, that had been infused with a deliberative content that did not conflict with the core of the speech. Before one can analyze the details of Ronald Reagan’s speech, understanding the purpose behind the creation of the speech might be useful for understanding the context of the speech as a whole. Based on the speech how it relates to common speech purposes
Clinton advises the citizens, “When there is talk of hatred, let us stand up and talk against it. When there is talk of violence, let us stand up and talk against it,” (Clinton 11) because actively opposing acts of hate will aid in halting terrorism. His call to action is stated in the form of an anaphora because, in a cohesive structure, his ideas are clear to the frantic American citizens. By uttering his overarching purpose in an understandable fashion, the audience will better receive his message, and the effects are significant. Throughout the speech, empathy and trust are reestablished in Clinton which results in an united American population helping each other get through tough
And perhaps we’ve forgotten the courage it took for the crew of the shuttle; but they, the Challenger Seven, were aware of the dangers, but overcame them and did their jobs brilliantly” (Reagan). While alluding to the horrific incident aboard Apollo 1, he makes certain of the fact that the families of the victims and citizens everywhere are aware of their bravery in this worst-case scenario that catastrophically played out on live television. He praises the bravery of the victims to not only carry their names on in virtue, but to also announce to the public that they did their jobs as well as they possibly could have in their horrendous situation. He is trying to paint a picture in the minds of the audience of bravery and comfort their worries of last second
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.”
Being personal is a good way to unify people. In this speech President Regan uses a rhetorical canon; which is style, effectively. President Reagan personalizes his speech by talking directly to the families of the fallen heroes. Personalizing the speech was a good choice because it is a more effective way of talking about the situation rather than just talking about the incident an informing what happened. Also his choice of using the words “us” and “we” triggers unity among the nation.
Throughout his speech Creon was able to effectively achieve his purpose of convincing his audience to agree with his decision on not burying Polyneices with the use of contrasting diction. In order to convince his audience that his way of ruling is the correct way Creon uses the rhetorical device of contrasting diction in his speech. This is done when Creon announced, “Eteocles, who died as a man should die, fighting for his country, is to be buried with full military honors, with a ceremony that is usual when the greatest heroes die…”. When talking about Eteocles and his honorary death, Creon uses words with a positive diction such as “honors, ceremony, and greatest heroes”, each of these words are linked to the positive connotation of a man with honor and great dignity. On the other hand, when speaking of Polyneices, Creon turns to the use of negative diction.
Rhetorical Devices Open Ended Response In Ronald Reagan`s speech, ethos and logos are two rhetorical devices using either exquisite knowledge and integrity or logicality to persuade his audience of knocking the Wall of Berlin down. Throughout Reagan`s speech, ethos is a rhetorical device in which he uses to demonstrate and express his knowledge, and show integrity to those listening. Subsequently, this technique is what convinces the author of the continuous idea of knocking down the Wall of Berlin; overall, knocking down the wall would no longer separate Europe, and would spread the freedom between East and West Berlin. Ronald states, “President von Weizsacker has said, ‘The German question is open as long as the Brandenburg Gate is closed,’
Ronald Reagan used to be an actor, before he ever became president of the United States. In fact, he starred in 50 films, for some of the three decades of his life. So he must have had great experience talking in front of a camera or a crowd. But when it came to his inauguration address, that was a different viewpoint, that's when he really made a difference. He was precise, reasonable, and compassionate to the people during his speech.
Former US president, Jimmy Carter, gives us a taste of his own knowledge by keeping us intrigued to the story he tells on his thoughts about the wildlife. Carters purpose is to let people know that they need to have an open eye in what we do around us, we are ruining nature. He creates an appalled tone to make the reader intrigued in a topic we might not all care about. Carter begins to use imagery in his saying to give the reader more than just a read, he wants to make sure we capture all the goodness he has to tell. " Tundra before us became flooded with life with the sounds of grunting animals and clicking hooves filing the air."
Alfred M. Green: Rhetorical Analysis In April of 1861, the first month of the Civil War, an African American man named Alfred M. Green delivered a speech in favor of African American men joining the Union army. During this time period, African American men were still not able to enlist in the army. However, Green believed that it was still essential towards the Union army’s victory, and towards their freedom and rights as African American individuals. By using the rhetorical strategies logos, ethos, and pathos, he notifies the audience of what they can accomplish, creates trust and unity, and inspires them by describing the possibility of change for the future.
Ronald Reagan, 40th President of the United States, in his speech “Explosion of the space shuttle “Challenger” address to the Nation” On January 28, 1986 honors the brave men and women who lost their lives in the space shuttle “Challenger”. His purpose was to honor the men and women who lost their lives in the explosion of space shuttle Challenger. Not only did Ronald Reagan addressed the issue, but he also comforted those who viewed the explosion of the space shuttle, and also honored the brave astronauts for their service to the nation. Ronald Reagan was very sincere when it came to delivering his speech, while in an empathy tone.