His diction is very inclusive; he commences his speech with several uses of the words ‘we’ and ‘our’, which makes way for inclusivity. JFK is blurring the distinction between citizen and superior governor by including the people in his proclamation. While describing the hardships and challenges that the country is facing, Kennedy mentions how imperative the occasion is on a global level; in the midst of the Cold War, he reminds his audience of the importance of uniting. Through the use of the lexical field of danger — words such as: ‘defiance’, ‘serious’, ‘risk’, and ‘sacrifice’ — he creates a feeling of tension and urgency, and engages his audience to the concern. To conclude his speech, the President mentions self-guilt on the part of the country on how they had not displayed the “sense of business responsibility” that they should have, a rhetorical strategy that approximates the audience to the government.
Edward R. Murrow pushed with facts and debate instead of large unfactual accusations. All along trying to keep advertisers happy and his boss Mr. William Paley Chairmen of Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS). Edward R. Murrow proved that the American public want facts and wants to hear and see the truth if the media bosses, the elites and advertisers will allow it. George Clooney the director sets the stage for the heavyweight fight. Clooney pits Murrow vs.
In “Real Men,” Pitts goes on to end his article with, “You see, Fox ‘News’ has it exactly wrong. Men are not endangered species. Real men are another matter.” Leonard Pitts ended the article with a powerful statement about men. He leaves the reader hanging, which influences the audience to come to his beliefs using the evidence provided. It impacts their view on the authors
Using symbolism adds to the depth and understanding of the story, it helps you “read inbetween the lines” and develop a better understanding of the story overall. In the story there were many symbols that were used, a good one is the character, Harrison Bergeron. Harrison was George and Hazel’s son, but he was different, and wanted the world to change. He is a symbol that represents a spark of defiance and individuality that exists in some people today. Harrison is an exaggerated character, who hungers for power, and this is evident when he storms into the T.V studio and crowns himself emperor.
After Caesar’s death, Brutus makes a speech that convinces everyone that what he did was right. His speech was powerful, but not powerful enough. Not soon after, Mark Antony as made a great speech. He uses his words to completely change the crowd and they begin to follow him instead of Brutus. One debater, from Debate.org, argued that words depend on weapons for anything to be done.
Thoreau uses logos throughout his essay to strengthen his argument with reasoning. He does so specifically with examples that resonate with the audience. For instance, as he attempts to persuade listeners to consider revolting against the government, he uses a real-life example: All men recognize... the right to refuse allegiance to, and to resist, the government, when its tyranny or its inefficiency are great and unendurable. But almost all say that such is not the case now. But such was the case, they think, in the Revolution Of '75... when a sixth of the population of a nation which has undertaken to be the refuge of liberty are slaves, and a whole
As Creon is being introduced to the chorus he states that he will not bury Polynices, and he has brainwashed his court of public opinion so much they add to his overweening pride by saying “Your will is law” (132 Sophocles). He tells the public what he says is what goes. This is incredibly arrogant even as a king, but they continue to feed to him his hubirs. Michael Clayton considers himself a fixer or janitor. Early on His job is to fix and clean up anything and everything.
Henry’s use of rhetorical devices as means of persuasion were the key aspects of his speech and helped convince the colonists to fight back. During the speech, Henry immediately has the brilliant idea to appeal to the delegates that are still against going to war with Britain. Patrick Henry flatters his audience as he begins his speech. His use of neutral wording encourages the audience to hear him out through the rest of the speech. By acknowledging that there are other sides to this argument, the delegates are more inclined to hear him out after he says this quotation: “...of the very worthy gentlemen who have just addressed the House”(Henry).
To finish out, Paine tries to identify with the reader in the middle of his pamphlet, saying that he “once felt all that kind of anger… against the mean principles that are held by the tories,” (Paine 334). He goes on to explain that he didn’t only feel that anger, he did something about it, like everyone else should. His usage of emotion and feeling is paramount to his claims and, without them, he would not be as persuasive as he is. On the contrary, Roosevelt, in his Pearl Harbor Address to the Nation, almost never uses pathos to persuade his audience, but uses ethos in order to show the people of America why they should fight for their country. Using his authority and knowledge of the American government and the conflict at hand, Roosevelt speaks for the American people from his high station, declaring, “I believe that I interpret the will of the Congress and of the people when I assert that we will not only defend ourselves to the uttermost, but will make it very certain that this form
This duel against evolution and the laws of Christianity seems like it would finalize what is to be taught in society as Bryan claimed (Mintz and McNeil par 2). On July 10th, crowds were building up in the courtroom and radio listeners were all ears on the trial, meaning that this trial was the main event to pay attention to. Throughout the trial, Bryan and Darrow made many arguments, which the crowd cheered for, for aggressing Creationism and approving the theory of Darwinism. Later on, Bryan stood on the witness stand and claimed that if the creation of men existed, it would’ve lasted for millions of years instead of just a week, like how the Bible said so (Mintz and McNeil par 5). Although he opposed Creationism, he also opposed some factors of Darwinism, such as the infamous “survival of the fittest” quote and the claim that only 5 races were to exist, as Darwin wrongly predicted.