Use Of Ennymemes In Roosevelt's Speech

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In the ex-president's speech, he refers to a few similar ideas assuming the reader has the same beliefs and opinions as he does. His use of enthymemes expertly displays a proficiency to convince others that his opinion is, and should be, the most accepted among citizens. Roosevelt only says the word, “liar,” once in his speech, even though that’s what the entire premise of his talk was about. Instead, he relies on the listeners to already understand that the there are liars out there in our world. He claims, “There are in the body politic, economic and social, many and grave evils.” The grave evils he is speaking about are referring to the lies spread and made by the high-ups in our government and social celebrity leaders. Using enthymemes,

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