George Bush 9/11 Speech Rhetorical Devices

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President George Bush addresses the United States on September 11, 2001. Terrorist attacks, killing thousands in New York and Washington, proved terrible to American life. Through his speech, he makes war the primary way to gain peace and justice. President Bush responds to the terrorist attacks by asserting America’s need to pursue war. The tragedy that has befallen America allows Bush to logically evolve the commitment to rebuild a nation, capturing those responsible for the attacks. Bush appeals more towards pathos stating “…our fellow citizens, our way of life, our very freedom”. () He establishes the determiner “our”, removing himself as the sole leader of the United States and being a part of his audience, creating plain-folk. War in Iraq, Bush states is the victory America needs for justice. “…and we stand together to win the war against terrorism…Our military is powerful, and it's prepared.”() President Bush creates a indestructible image of America. Tenaciously, Bush applies slippery slope “The pictures…show more content…
Al-Zawahili, who was Osama Bin Laden's most trusted man, alerts his strong bias, loathing America, confirm the use of pathos and ethos. His use of the term “enemies” provides name calling. As his primary way of persuasion, “enemies”, alludes to the United States and anyone else who is opposed to Al-Qaeda, being hostile. He continues on, using bandwagon appeal “…As we defeated it in the gang warfare in Somalia, Yemen, Iraq and Afghanistan, so we should follow it with ...war on its own land. These disparate strikes can be done by one brother or a few of the brothers.” (). The subject pronoun “we” refers to Al-Zawahlil and all others joining in to attack the U.S. The symbolism of blood reoccurs in his speech. “We should bleed America economically…” (). The “bleeding” creates the image of the death of wealth in the United

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