Princess Diana Rhetorical Analysis or Reports Essay

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Zoe’ Strawn Mrs. Leopard AP Lang and Comp Rhetorical Analysis of Four Articles Upon Princess Diana’s Death Princess Diana of Wales was killed in a car accident in Paris, France in 1997. She was divorced from England’s Prince Charles and a mother to Princes William and Harry. In her life, she was known for her philanthropy and her marriage with the Prince. The accident was known around the world and many newspapers and news programs wrote articles about the late Princess’s death. The Queen of England and Princess Diana’s brother Lord Spencer spoke about the Princess in a televised speech and her eulogy at the funeral service. The first article reporting of the Princess’s death was from the British Broadcasting Company (BBC) on August…show more content…
The speaker is Queen Elizabeth, the audience is anyone watching the televised speech, and the subject is the remembrance of Diana. The intent of the Queens’ speech is to pay tribute to late Diana and also thank everyone for the flowers, messages, and respects paid to Diana. I believe that the speech was rhetorically effective because of the emotion that the speaker conveys. Logos is established because we know that the speaker is the Queen of England. However, pathos is the most common in this speech. The Queen is distressed about the death of a family member, and it shows in her speech. The speech is written in a sweet style. Examples of this are “So what I say to you now, as your queen and as a grandmother, I say from my heart.”, and, “I share in your determination to cherish her memory.” Diana’s brother, Earl Spencer, gave a eulogy for her on September 6, 1997. In the eulogy he speaks of how much Diana meant to the people of not only England, but also the people of the world. Within the speech, the Earl becomes passionate about his sister and the things that she did during her life. One example that he gave was that on her birthday, she did not celebrate the day but instead was the guest of honor at a charity fundraising event. The speaker is Earl Spencer, the brother of the late Princess. The audience is all of the people who are

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