In “Trapped in Trump’s Brain” is an editorial written by Maureen Dowd, a democratic columnist. Recently, President Trump has been passing many laws that the public disagree upon such as the Ban Act. He also lack giving a good and efficient response in interviews. Many people see him having characteristics of a dictator. Her is that because Trump does not trust anyone who disagrees with him it leads to a political mess and shows his narcissistic side. The purpose is to show that Trump is very clueless as a president and does not understand the full extent of his actions. Maureen Dowd uses many rhetorical devices that help develops her argument. In the article, she uses rhetorical questions such as “So Trump is even using the rhetoric of
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While re-watching some of Donald Trump’s speeches that he gives during his “Presidential campaign”, I noticed just how much he uses Aristotle’s three appeals. This method are both hurting and helping him at the same time. He uses pathos or the emotional appeal quite frequently. Donald has a specific target audience that he appeals to when he says that he is speaking to America. I feel as if his demographic is older white people who feel as if their country is no longer what it used to be.
In “Unfit to be President”: 58 House Democrats want to start debating the impeachment of Donald Trump by Ezra Klein, he discusses the possibility of current U.S. president Donald Trump being impeached is a good thing for democrats. Klein claims that it would be a waste of time and effort for democrats. He says this because they don’t have enough support to complete impeachment and impeachment is a near impossible task. He discusses how Rep. Al Green has a proposal to impeach Trump, which he says is well intentioned but would never get through Congress. The article is very effective at convincing the reader of not impeaching Trump.
Rhetorical devices are a use of language that is intended to have an effect on its audience. Either to persuade them or to make them see something from their own view, like metaphors, or rhetorical questions. In Martin Luther King’s “Letter From Birmingham Jail” he uses several rhetorical questions and metaphors. That was used to help people understand how he feels about the resistance to racism but in a nonviolent way. Furthermore he was trying to express his thoughts about what had happened but he was doing it in a civilized non violent or forced manner.
The further you read into Roxane Gay article, you start to identify who her audience is. “Many of the people who advocate for freedom of speech with the most bluster are willing to waste this powerful right on hate speech” (Gay). This quote shows her audience is, the people use take advantage of our freedom of speech and use that speech for hate towards one another. “There is also this. “Those who mock the idea of safe space are most likely the same people who are able to take safety for granted” (Gay).
Maureen Dowd 's central focus in her column "Will The Blowhard Blow Us Up?" is the tension between two leaders and the probability of a nuclear war. The hostile exchange of words between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and our president caused citizens an understandable amount of concern. Dowd shows her distaste of Trumps actions by including a quote from an interview with Trump biographer Michael D 'Antonio.
The ad “You Make Me Feel” is based off the 2016 Presidential campaign between Former First Lady Hillary Clinton and President Donald Trump. The ad was produced and published October 31, 2016 by Priorities USA in an effort to discredit Donald Trump and show Americans that Hilary Clinton was the best choice for presidency. Throughout the presidential campaign Donald Trump was criticized about his sexist behavior, accused of sexual harassment and victimizing women. Priorities USA used these accusations as a kairotic moment eight days prior to the election to persuade women to vote for Hilary Clinton. The “You Make Me feel” political advertisement uses Aristotelian rhetorical appeals, logos, ethos, pathos and metaphors to persuade the target audience, women, to vote against presidential candidate Donald Trump because he doesn’t respect women.
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
After the 9/11 attacks, America was devastated and distraught. America was in need of a leader. We needed someone to take us in and protect us, to make us feel safe again. George W. Bush (our president at this time) acted as our protector. He comforted America with his sympathetic words, but also managed to bring forth fear to the terrorist.
Introduction 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. Background: Over 50 years ago, on March 7, 1965, now known as bloody Sunday, segregation was still prevalent. At the time it was not allowed for blacks to vote at the time.
“Nobody cares how tough your upbringing was. Nobody cares if you suffered some discrimination. And moreover, you have to remember that whatever you 've gone through, it pales in comparison to the hardships previous generations endured - and they overcame them.” (Obama 6) In the speech Obama had presented at the graduation class of 2013 at Morehouse College, he wants them to remember their struggles and be able to overcome them to do what is right.
In President Bush’s address to the nation, he uses many rhetorical devices. A rhetorical device is a literary device that is used to persuade the audience to support the argument made. Bush’s address uses Ethos, Logos, and Pathos. They were invented and studied by the famous greek philosopher Aristotle. Ethos appeals to credibility, Logos appeals to logic or reason, and Pathos appeals to the audience’s feelings.
George W Bush Address to the Nation September 11, 2001: Rhetorical Analysis September 11, 2001 is a day that will be remembered in American history forever. This day was one of the worst terrorist attacks on American soil. More than 3,000 innocent people lost their lives that day. George W Bush had been president of the Untied States for less than a year at the time of the attacks.
In this interview, it illustrates how power may ignite cultures to have a division based on their cultural group. It may cause a nation to become captivated by misleading mistakes and false representation of a political group. Although, segregation exists, individuals felt the need to react in ways that became unjustifiable causing destruction affecting beliefs, values, and other perspectives amongst other cultures, religions, and beliefs differently than their own. By taking the lives of innocent individuals and shaping and conforming lives according to their biases alters how children may shape their own human world views based on exceptionalism, power and segregation, and improving history and evolution through integration.
Rhetorical Analysis of “Mind Over Mass Media” Many people believe that new forms of electronic media such as search engines, which offer easy access to incredible amounts of information are harmful to people’s intelligence because they allow us to understand only the main idea of the information provided instead of allowing us to gain an in depth understanding of the topic. Steven Pinker, a professor at Harvard University argues in his essay “Mind Over Mass Media” that these new forms of electronic media are actually beneficial to people's intelligence and the accusations made against it are unwarranted. He is successful in doing this because he brings up counterarguments and disproves them, he offers advice in practicing self control when
Name: Ngan Thu Bui SID#: 0860066 Class: Introduction to Argumentation (COMS-40) SPEECH ANALYSIS Every four years, American media and its people pay close attention to every speech within the U.S. presidential campaign. Last year, Hilary Clinton from Democratic and Donald Trump from Republican were two final candidates running for the U.S. presidency. The former First Lady, Michelle Obama showed her support for the Democratic presidential candidate by giving an emotional speech on Clinton’s campaign rally.