Rhetorical Analysis Of The Space Shuttle Tragedy Speech

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The Space Shuttle Tragedy Address, the day when lives were lost due to an accident on the ground. The space crew had never lost an astronaut in space until this day ,but this accident touched and impacted our nation tremendously. On the 19th anniversary Ronald Reagan gave a rememberence speech that honored the seven flight members which was a heart felt speech that included textual devices such as tone, repetition, and historical evidence to help commemorate that tragic day. Reagan's tone of voice during the speech shows the emotional side of Reagan and his rememberence to the lives that were lost. When he speaks you can hear the emotion and his affection towards the tragedy. In this quote, Reagan takes everyone back to if the day had occurred …show more content…

In the third paragraph he talks about how the schoolchildren were watching the take off and he was truly sorry they had to witness that tragic event. He said many don't understand why things happen, but no one truly does.He says in regards to the children, "I know it's hard to understand, but sometimes painful things happen." Also in paragraph ten Ronald Reagan talked about how there was some other coincidental things on this very day. Explorer, Sir Francis Drake, died over a decade ago sailing on his ship. Some would refer to it as doing what he loved. Seeing the coincidence of Sir Drake died doing what he loved and the astronauts dying what they loved and were passionate about. Reagan referenced the death of crew members to Drakes. He said Drake lived by the sea and he died on it. The crew members knew being an astronaut was a life threatening occupation, but that's what they enjoy doing and were willing to die for their country going on this mission. Our nation gives honor and respect to those seven flight members who lost there lives traveling on this …show more content…

A quote stated by Reagan in relation to my last statement is, "For the families of the seven, we cannot bear, as you do, the full impact of this tragedy. But we feel the loss, and we're thinking about you so very much. Your loved ones were daring and brave, and they had that special grace, that special spirit that says, "Give me a challenge, and I'll meet it with joy." All these crew members died with great passion for the exploration of outer space and the world outside of Earth. A quote that Reagan said that really touched us in many was, "The future doesn't belong to the fainthearted; it belongs to the brave. The Challenger crew was pulling us into the future, and we'll continue to follow them." Schoolchildren and others memorialize this day to never forget this tragic event ,but to salute the lives who did good for our

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