One moment it was a normal day and the next moment will forever be ingrained within the minds of an entire nation. The first plane hit at 8:46 a.m. and the second at 9:03 a.m., leaving 2,819 people dead. September 11, 2001 will always be remembered as a day of great destruction, a day of great loss. September 11, 2001 was the day two planes flew into the World Trade Center, forever changing the way of life for all of America. After this horrible act of terrorism the president of the United States gave a speech addressing the nation. This speech, George W. Bush’s 9/11 Address to the Nation, was remarkable for its use of metaphors, anaphoras, and allusions.
The usage of ethos is blaringly obvious; as the President of the United States of America, Bush is already in a position of power. He speaks as a leader and acts as the voice of the nation. In rare instances, he uses the word “I”, but throughout the majority of the speech, all of the pronouns are collective. “Our very freedom”, “our nation”, and “our country” are used just in the first paragraph, and more words like “our” and “we” are used continually. Rather than talking down to the American people, Bush is speaking as an
In the month of April in 1906, the realization that the nation was growing faster than the government was all to real (okayfey). Monopoles were influencing Americans negatively and the federal and State powers could do nothing about it. The rich had control of almost all the wealth in the United States, and the middle class was not happy about it. They were in a cage match that was only going to end in bloodshed and an unsettled dispute. That being said, President Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt was left between all of this to be the intermediary. On April 14, 1906, President Roosevelt delivered one of the most monumentally important speeches we have on record today. Using an impressive combination of the three appeals, he captures the crowd 's
On February 1, 2008, the Columbia Space Shuttle disintegrated while re-entering Earth’s atmosphere, resulting in the fatalities of all seven crew members. The families of these members, as well as all of America, were struck with anguish and heartbreak. With these feelings, the nation looked for a leader to guide them with understanding and authority. In his “The Space Shuttle Columbia Tragedy” speech to the nation, George W. Bush utilized diction and tone, organization, and rhetorical appeals in order to accomplish his purpose of soothing a mourning nation while anticipating the future.
One example he used is “ America was targeted for attack because we’re the brightest beacon for and opportunity.” This is logos because America was attacked because the U.S known for our freedom and opportunities which makes us a huge target. Even though he did not give many examples of Logos, this did not take away from his speech at all. By balancing the amount of pathos and ethos, logos were not needed.
Following the sorrowful, unjust, and seemingly hopeless occurrences of September 11, 2001, both of former President George W. Bush and Prime Minister Blair had delivered extremely powerful, reaching, and meaningful speeches to Congress and to the Labour Party, respectively, whereupon they had been highly well-received and honored for their words. Within their speeches, Bush and Blair had established distinct, identifiable tones, and had utilized a plethora of rhetorical strategies. President Bush had presented an oscillatory tone between states of sadness and hope, an air of credibility and persuasion as established by cornerstones of promise and implementation, alongside repetition of particularly significant or far-reaching phrases, involvement
Bush uses in his famous speech is metonymy, the substitution of some attributive or suggestive word for what is actually meant. The way Bush uses metonymy adds an appeal of imagery and relation to the topic of American perseverance: "These acts shattered steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve," (par. 3). In this remark, the "steel" of American resolve is not used to describe literal steel but more of America's strength as a country. Throughout his "9/11 Address to the Nation" speech, George W. Bush uses rhetorical devices such as ellipsis and metonymy to reinforce the impact and emotion of his words, showing how our great nation has been shocked by acts of terror, but will come together as one to
United States president, George Bush, in his nation-wide speech, “9/11 Address”, establishes himself as an American citizen as well. Which encounters to make his speech powerful in many of the people’s eyes. As president, Bush is influencing Americans and terrorist by letting them know with warning and threat they will regret what they have done.
On September 11th, 2001 the Twin Towers in New York City fell victim to a terrorist attack that left thousands dead, thousands more injured and millions in fear. Later that day George W. Bush, the President of the United States of America, created a speech to help calm the public about the events that occurred earlier that day. The speech was shown on national television the United States from the White House. The speech was effective because President Bush did help calm down the public with his speech.
In 1962 President John F. Kennedy held a press conference in which he informed the audience on his stance for the rising steel prices. Kennedy not only wanted to inform the audience, he wanted to get them on his side of the argument. He wanted to show the audience that the rising steel prices were going to have a negative impact on the nation. To do this Kennedy used some of the rhetoric strategies and tools. He used periodic sentences, anaphora, and diction. By using these strategies Kennedy was able to put emphasis in his speech. He effectively showed the audience Hayes viewpoint on the rising steel prices through his word choice.
Socrates was a greek philosopher who found himself in trouble with his fellow citizens and court for standing his grounds on his new found beliefs from his studies about philosophical virtue, justice, and truth. In “Apology” written by Plato, Socrates defended himself in trial, not with the goal of escaping the death sentence, but with the goal of doing the right thing and standing for his beliefs. With this mindset, Socrates had no intention of kissing up to the Athenians to save his life. Many will argue that Socrates’ speech was not very effective because he did not fight for his life, he just accepted the death sentence that he was punished with. In his speech he said, “But now it’s time to leave, time for me to die and for you to live.”
March of 1775 was a day of persuasion for steps towards freedom. A former governor of Virginia, Patrick Henry wrote the speech “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death” in response to British conflict and wanting to peacefully approach it with a reasonable effort. The British were enforcing more soldiers into the colonies and the Americans wanted their liberty. Henry advocated for the colonist to fight if their circumstances were not met with the British. Being a former governor, Henry had the knowledge of how the government system worked and was a figure who was looked up to in the state of Virginia. He was able to motivate through the use of rhetorical questions, a strong emotional appeal, and speaks directly to the audience in 1st person to influence their opinions personally.
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. He was faced with the difficult task that evenings of letting the world know what took place that day, and help the American people through a day of shock and disbelief. In a time of unspeakable evil, George W bush addresses that nation using rhetorical appeals; together with the history of American ideas to reassure and untie not only Americans, but the world to stand together and fight back on the war of terrorism.
On January 20, 1981, Ronald Reagan gave his “First Inaugural Address” with the United States listening; some people were able to experience firsthand Ronald Reagan’s passion and views for our country, in Front of the Capitol Building, while others tuned in to listen on the momentous occasion. Ronald Reagan sets the stage for his presidency using logos through logical sentences that are meant to bring the audience a better perspective on his point of view. Diction was a key factor in showing Ronald Reagan’s strong sense of nationalism; he chose powerful, hopeful words and phrases that were intended to unify the people. He shows syntax through anaphora, repetition, and parallelism. By using these rhetorical devices, he states key phrases more than once to create an urgency and therefore grab listener’s attention.
The relationships between the elements of the rhetorical triangle are crucial to forming an effective argument. If the rhetor understands these relationships and masterfully ties their text to other texts, their audience makes connections between them. The elements of one text can fuel the argument of the other. The rhetor is more likely to persuade their audience if they implement this strategy, and the more connections the audience makes between texts, the more successful the argument will be. This can be demonstrated using the order of an episode of a TV show and a commercial: the audience links the purpose of the episode to the commercial, which in turn develops its argument.