George W Bush 9/11 Speech Summary

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Every word, phrase and sentence is carefully chosen, picked over and revised to produce the required effect in scripted speech. Close consideration is given to the purpose and intended audience. George W. Bush's speech is the product of a team effort with rigorous legal checks, preparation and thoughtful attention to ensure that diplomacy has been displayed throughout the entire speech. There are no distractions or interuptions; Bush's image is carefully controlled to manipulate the audience for the desired effect of the speech. The speech was an address to the nation after a terror attack had transpired on US soil. The events which occured on the morning of Tuesday, 11th of September 2001 were a string of four coordinated terroist attacks…show more content…
, but crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pennslyvania, after its passengers tried to overcome the hijackers . These acts of terrorism killed almost 3,000 people and set off a subsequent conflict in Afghanistan. In scripted language, such as George W. Bush's address to the nation, lingustic techniques are used heavily to achieve a specific effect and emotional response from the audience. He begins the speech using Rule of Three "Our fellow citizens, our way of life, our very freedom" the use of this technique enables him to immediately grab the audiences attention, emphasising who and what has been affected by the attacks establishing the theme of a nation united by grief. Alliteration is often used; "deliberate and deadly", "precaution to protect" and "brightest beacon" the hard consonant sounds create an aural effect allowing for Bush to sound strong and powerful. The use of lists "military and federal workers, moms and dads, friends and neighbours" highlights the social breadth of the atrocity gaining an emotional response from the audience. The use of the metaphor creates parralleism, comforting the audience while making

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