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Self-Evaluation: This was the first time we have analyzed a politician’s speech. We believe that this writing assignment helped us to see what kind of rhetorical devices Bush used to make his speech effective. After this assignment of examining an impressive speech and writing a rhetorical analysis paper about the speech, we decided to use these beneficial rhetorical devices in our own writings and presentations to impress our readers and listeners. While analyzing the speech we realized the importance and power of both facts and emotional concepts as rhetorical tools, so, we decided to use these elements in our essays to convince our readers. We think that with the help of this assignment we will look at our future essays from a different point of view.
An Efficacious Speech by Bush Concerning the Sept. 11, 2001 Terrorist Attacks on America On September 20, 2001, President George W. Bush made a speech addressing to a Joint Session of Congress about the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on America. This speech of Bush (2001) was far more important than the others because as we can understand from the statements such as moments of silence, tragedy, day of mourning, great cause, at the time of this speech America was in a chaotic situation. This speech was crucial for Bush to demonstrate that he was rolling a log for his respectable congressmen and citizens during these hard times. As a consequence, Bush found it necessary to console and encourage his citizens, and give hope for better days. When we take these factors into account, President George W. Bush was really effective in giving an inspirational speech to his congressmen and citizens as he united people of America as one to fight against their enemies and be strong for the better future of their country by...
References: George W. Bush. (n.d). Retrieved September 29, 2013, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_W._Bush
The Text of President George W. Bush’s Address to a Joint Session of Congress Concerning the Sept. 11, 2001 Terrorist Attacks on America. (2001). Retrieved September 29, 2013, from http://www.september11news.com/PresidentBushSpeech.htm
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