Rhetorical Devices In President Roosevelt

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In President Roosevelt’s speech, there are multiple rhetorical devices that can get a point across. Using these rhetorical devices, the audience may be able to become swayed by the main message being expressed. The goal of a speech is to catch the audience’s attention greatly and persuade them to gain similar beliefs on whatever is being spoken of. In Roosevelt’s speech, the mood expresses a ray of hope yet a feel of strictness. One rhetorical device used by Roosevelt is personification. Roosevelt states, “These columns are many in number and though, for a moment, the progress of one column may disturb the progress on the pillar next to it. The work on all of them must proceed without let or hindrance”. Roosevelt uses this in order to give

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