Barack Obama’s Osama bin Laden is Dead speech was informative, convincing and justifying. He begins with “…The United States has conducted an operation that killed Osama bin Laden…” to inform his targeted audience and to establish the purpose of the speech. His appeal to the audience through emotions, authority and rationalism impacted their sentiments to convince them of the necessity of the operation because of how it affected their lives. The American citizens and their families distinctively recall the “black smoke billowing…” and the “… Twin Towers collapsing to the ground…” in which gives them justification to the actions of the government. His repetition of “…our country and our friends and our allies… our citizens…” was deliberately
In Ground Zero Berne uses many examples of imagery and metaphors to paint a descriptive picture of her surroundings and what she saw to enhance her reader’s experience. She uses the imagery to make her readers feel as if they were there and make them feel the same feelings of awareness, and sadness she did. Suzanne achieves this by recalling back to the horrid memories of 9/ll when “the skyscraper shrouded in black plastic, the boarded windows, the steel skeleton of the shattered Winter Garden.” (Berne 176), By using these extremely explicit and descriptive details Suzanne allows her readers to experience the rude awakening she had when she saw nothing in Ground Zero, but was able to recall the chaos that went on that day. Suzanne lets her readers understand what was going on in her mind , and clearly experience what she was feeling that day
It is no surprise to any American just how terrible 9/11 was; many people saw the horridness of it on live TV, but only the New York firemen were there to deal with the aftermath. The idea of all the men lost being fathers and uncles and brothers is, yes, an obvious observation, but also a disconnected one as well. When Reilly talks about Walsh's son Ryan “sobbing uncontrollably in the boys’ bathroom,” the reality of the situation hits the reader. These men were good
On September 11, 2001 terrorists apprehended 4 airplanes and committed the most heinous act in American history. They flew two planes into the world trade center, one into the Pentagon, and one crashed in a field in Pennsylvania crash killing more than three thousand American citizens. Since 9 /11many things have changed in America in relation to our national security.
The Dead of September 11 is deep poem that provokes many feelings and thoughts. There are many topics that are rather easy to delve in to. Throughout this essay, three of these literary techniques will be addressed and “delved into”, so to speak. These techniques are: diction, figurative language and tone. Throughout the following essay several large ideas and the theme of this poem will also be addressed, including but not limited to the universality of the poem and the absolute obliteration of falsities and of false intimacy. Tony Morrison has created a complex, captivating piece of literary art that can be viewed and be interpreted in many different ways, with each individual person who examines it
9/11 was a very traumatic event in the United States. On 9/11, a series of terrorist attacks took place. There were a total of four hijacked planes that was involved with this historical event. Two planes went right for the World Trade Center or the “Twin Towers.” A hijacker flew the third plane into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. The fourth plane crashed into a field in rural Pennsylvania. Thousands of lives were ended that day. On the night of September 11, 2001 at 8:30 PM, the whole nation came together to listen to President George W. Bush’s speech. His use of ethos and pathos is good for explaining the issue and being able to talk about what has happened. His use of logos, or logic, is successful because he gives reasoning for what he did when the attacks first happened and how he handled everything.
Imagery, initially, supports Burke’s use of narrative in his piece. Burke forces the audience to picture the traumatic events that occurred that day and how they felt watching it unfold. Burke uses descriptive words and phrases such as: “bodies charred,” “bodies rained down,” “and they exploded” (4). These words help emphasize the horrible scene that was happening right in front of their eyes. Citizens watched as workers jump out of the towers, choosing to commit suicide instead of being crushed by falling the debris. These short phrases brings them to the images of bodies, dead and destroyed, laying on the street. Additionally, he uses short one sentence lines to show what the first responders sacrificed on 9/11.
In 2001, the United States suffered greatly; on 9/11, America was sent into a frenzy. The citizens of the United States were left scarred and shocked. It is how America came out of that day that is amazing. Instead of standing still and backing down, the U.S. pushed through and came out stronger. Bush’s use of tone, all of the rhetorical triangle, and cause and effect leaves the audience, American citizens, feeling good about the war in Iraq and all that he has done since that dreadful day, even if they do not actually agree with it at all.
In 102 Minutes, the authors force the reader to absorb the significant toll that the events of 9-11 had on the families involved and people across America; also, Dwyer and Flynn seek to inform them of the errors in the design of the towers and decisions made by rescuers that preceded the catastrophic events that took place. The authors mention these facts and arguments to ensure the improvement of future architectural practices, prepare people for intense situations, and to personalize the tragedy that holds such an important place in our country’s history. Through various rhetorical strategies, the writers appeal emotionally and analytically to their audience.
Following the 1993 World Trade Center Bombing, Rescorla invited Hill to New York, where he hired him as a security consultant in order to assess the building 's security. Although no arrests had yet been made, Rescorla believed that the bomb had been planted by Muslims. Hill went undercover in several mosques throughout New Jersey, showing up for morning prayers at dawn. He took on the character of an anti-American Muslim, in order to interview the other visitors to the mosques. He concluded that the attack was likely planned by a radical imam at a mosque in New York or New Jersey. Followers of Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman, a radical Muslim cleric based in Brooklyn, were subsequently convicted of the bombing.
In 2001, an event occurred in the United States of America that was life-changing for every American. On September 11, America had been severely attacked by terrorists, leaving behind traumatic memories for many and led to the country having to take initiative. At the time, George W. Bush was president, and he had to take action to this event in which was defining his presidency. Nine days after the attack, Bush gave an address to a joint session of Congress and to the nation. This dramatic address struck home with America, raising confidence and giving hope to the people. One may wonder, how exactly was Bush able to accomplish such a historical address? The usage of various rhetorical devices are present in his speech, allowing him to craft a powerful speech and connect with his audience. Bush establishes Cicero’s five canons of rhetoric throughout his 9/11 speech by achieving each individual requirement differently to present an address in order to adequately address the attack and give America a plan of action.
President Roosevelt helps appeal to the audience’s emotions through the use of pathos to unite them in the war effort. Throughout the speech Roosevelt states the events of the prior night in chronological order to inform the American people of the tragedy at hand. He goes on to explain the severity of the attack and how it left many American lives affected. The speech states, “The attack yesterday on the Hawaiian Islands has caused severe damage to American naval and military forces. I regret to tell you that very many American lives have been lost.” By stating the obvious loss of lives at
Perhaps the most recognized terrorist attack on the United States was the World Trade Center attacks of September 11, 2011. The horrific events that unfolded as a result of these attacks will never be forgotten as well as the lessons learned by first responders. Tens of thousands of people were involved in rescue, recovery and clean-up work following the 9/11 World Trade Center (WTC) terrorist attacks. The diverse group of people who responded to this disaster included traditional first responders such as police officers, firefighters and emergency medical technicians, along with non-traditional responders such as construction workers, operating engineers and other volunteers, most of whom had no prior training in
The mayor of Toronto, Rob Ford, has been through a lot in the past couple of months as a result he realizes that being the mayor of Toronto is not easy. Therefore, the question is then reconsidered of whether Rob Ford should still be mayor of Toronto? This essay will compare a speech given by Rob Ford on June 30, 2014 at City Hall in Toronto. This speech is for the citizens of Toronto and anyone who he had offended, he then apologized for his actions and also to compare an editorial by The Star, written on Thursday May 01, 2014. This editorial is trying to target citizens of Toronto and trying to make them see that Rob Ford isn’t fit to be mayor and that he should just resign. The speech and editorial are both trying to reach the audience in an effective way. This will be shown by comparing the tone, appeal and rhetorical devices.