Analysis Of 9 / 11 Speech

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President George W. Bush was giving a speech to the nation after the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001. President Bush starts off by talking about how the way of life in America fell under attack and how it has affected many people. He starts off stating some of the facts about the attack and how it has impacted the country as a whole. This helps to let the audience know that it is a speech that will give them information and that it will probably be important and this will get them to listen. Bush continues to talk about who the victims where and how they were targeted to through the country into chaos. This is appealing to the audience’s emotions to get them ready to hear what he is about to say and let them know he is talking about things that apply to them which will help encourage them to continue strong and to rally to counter these acts of terror. He is also talking with a calm voice which shows his audience that he knows what has happened is trying to help and keep things going smoothly. His talking with a calm smooth voice also gives a sense of calm to the viewers. Then he says that “Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America. These acts shatter steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve” (Bush). This helps the audience believe that they will make it through this time of hardship. He is also using ethos by talking about the culture of the American people saying on how
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