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Rhetorical Analysis Of Donald Trump 's Inaugural Address

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Rhetorical Analysis OCE Donald Trump, a once controversial political candidate, gave his 2017 Inaugural address on January 20th, 2017 when he was inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States. Through appeals such as syntax and diction, religion and patriotism, and logic, Donald Trump was able to generate a unifying speech toward his audience. Amidst the growing violence and repercussions of the 2016 election, Donald Trump, in his 2017 Inaugural address, sends the message that he will put America and its citizens first to unite the country and change America for the better. The 45th president of the United States, Donald Trump, uses diction and syntax to give Americans the feeling that they are put first and involved in the…show more content…
Another way that Donald Trump gets his message across is his word choice, also known as diction. One prominent example of his effective word choice is lines 19-20 where announces “That all changes -- starting right here, and right now, because this moment is your moment: it belongs to you”. Trump uses words that convey his message and promise of bringing the power of government and change back to the people. He says “This is your moment: it belongs to you” to show how he thinks of the people first and believes all the success is rewarded to the them, instead of to himself. Donald Trump attempts to unite the slowly dividing United States by using the emotional appeals of religion and patriotism. Inflicting strong emotions on an audience is one of the most effective appeals of a work of writing, and Donald Trump accomplishes this through two strong rhetorical devices. In order to unite the country, Donald Trump persuasively uses commonalities such as religion to bring Americans a sense of unity. For example, in lines 93-95, he states “The Bible tells us, “How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity’”. Trump uses a quote from the Bible to show that God wants us to live together in unity because unity can lead to success and cohesiveness among the people. Religion is often something people hold dear to their heart and it influences their lives and decisions greatly; therefore, through the use of the Bible and religion, Trump creates a strong
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