A Stylistic Analysis on Margaret Chase Smith's

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Introduction The study analyses the stylistic features in the “Declaration of Conscience” by Margaret Chase Smith based on the characterized language of the public speech English. The sample is a typical political speech which possesses many stylistic features of public speech. By analyzing the stylistic effect of the sample, the paper also explain the function of the stylistic features. Background Margaret Chase Smith (December 14, 1897–May 29, 1995) was a Republican Senator from Maine, and one of the most successful politicians in Maine history. She was the first woman to be elected to both the U.S. House and the Senate, and the first woman from Maine to serve in either. She was also the first woman to have her name placed in …show more content…

I speak as a United States Senator. I speak as an American.” (Para. 4) 3-2. “It is ironical that we Senators can in debate in the Senate directly or indirectly,……. It is strange that we can verbally attack anyone else without ……. ” (Para. 6, 7) 3-3. “The Democratic Administration has completely confused the American people by its daily contradictory grave warnings and optimistic assurances……. The Democratic Administration has greatly lost the confidence of the American

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