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  • Rhetorical Analysis Of Jfk Speech

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    In 1961, John Fitzgerald Kennedy delivered one of the most influential speeches in history. Throughout his speech, Kennedy employs many rhetorical devices that further his appeal for unification. Kennedy establishes his credibility as soon as he steps to the podium. “For I have sworn before you and Almighty God…” Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States of America, proved credible and true to the American people through his distinguished leadership. Kennedy discusses the trials and triumphs

  • Rhetorical Analysis Of Henry's Speech

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    Paragraph One In the beginning of the speech, Henry uses a cautious but also assertive tone. In delivering this speech, Henry intended to highlight the problems caused by Britain, and convince the American people to fight back against British rule. Phrases such as “the majesty of heaven, which I revere above all earthly kings” and “nothing less then a question of freedom or slavery” showcase usage of antithesis in the speech. Henry is appealing to the patriotism and emotions of his audience by mentioning

  • Rhetorical Analysis Of Jane Adddams Speech

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    Jane Addams’ speech explains her stance of George Washington's legacy as a soldier, statesman, and a Virginia planter. In this speech, Jane Addams references George Washington’s accomplishments in his past, including how things would be if he is to be present today. The most significant uses of rhetorical devices in this speech include hypophora, rhetorical questions, enumeratio, distinctio, and metaphors. The use of hypophora in this passage are more frequent than any other rhetorical device. A hypophora

  • Rhetorical Analysis Of Fredrick Douglas Speech

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    Fredrick Douglas, a freed slave, delivered a speech on July fourth 1852. This speech highlighted the hypocrisy of the United States and revealed how citizens, slaves in particular, perceived Independence Day. Douglas’s speech exposed the nation, with a well constructed argument that effectively solidified the main and most important point. Douglas used several rhetorical strategies throughout his speech to argue his side. Fredrick Douglas used the rhetorical devices, ethos to gain credibility, allusions

  • Rhetorical Analysis Of Speech At The Virginia Convention

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    that affected them deeply. Living under Britain's rule, they had little to no freedom. In “Speech at the Virginia Convention” Henry expresses his view on living under Britain's rule. He encourages American men to fight against the British in order to ensure freedom. Patrick Henry persuades his audience by showing it will be necessary to go to battle through his powerful use of ethos, imagery and rhetorical questions. Patrick Henry establishes credibility by showing that it will be necessary to go

  • The Rhetorical Analysis Of Patrick Henry's Speech

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    In Patrick Henry’s speech to the Virginia House of Burgess during the Virginia Convention, Patrick Henry tries to persuade his audience; the delegates, who are present in the convention on going to war with Britain in order to defend their liberties as British subjects as he regards the British government and crown as decisive. He believes that despite being American colonists they are still Englishmen and therefore should be respected and treated equally as all Englishmen. His famous line of “I

  • Rhetorical Analysis Of Jane Addams Speech

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    The rhetorical devices found in the speech that Jane Addams wrote are hypophora, metaphor, conduplicatio, enumeratio, and personification. Each of these devices has a purpose in the passage, with the author combining all of the devices to strengthen her essay. The most frequent rhetorical device in the passage is Hypophora, which is when the author asks and answers a question. The author first mentioned hypophora at the beginning of the passage to ask what makes a great man. She later shifts toward

  • Rhetorical Analysis Of Jane Addams Speech

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    The rhetorical devices that Jane Addams mentions in her speech are hypophora, metaphor, conduplicatio, enumeratio, and personification. Each of these devices has a purpose in the passage, with the author combining all of the devices to strengthen her essay. The most frequent rhetorical device in the passage is hypophora, which is when the author asks and answers a question. The author first mentions hypophora at the beginning of the passage to ask what makes a great man. She later shifts toward

  • Rhetorical Analysis Of The HenrySpeechs In Henry's Speech

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    When Henry starts his speech he first employs ethos by creating a respectful tone toward the delegates by using a litote to enhance his ethos by showing respect for the delegates: “I hope it will not be thought disrespectful to those gentlemen if, entertaining as I do of opinions of a character very opposite to theirs.” Henry uses the litote, “Not be thought disrespectful,” to show that he doesn’t want to be disrespectful to them because if he were they wouldn't listen or care what he has to say

  • The Rhetorical Analysis Of The King's Speech

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    In the film “The King’s Speech”, written by David Seidler and released on November 26, 2010, the filmmaker portrays Albert being constantly under pressure for speaking correctly, by comparing his speech to great broadcasters who are anything but great leaders. The pressure that comes from Albert’s father, King George V, results in more frustration for the both of them, without either of them realising that to lead a country into greatness depends more on just speaking well. Throughout the film, there

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