Boyko Novev–Rhetorical Analysis of Bush’s speech delivered in September 11, 2001
Abstract:The paper presents the results of a rhetorical analysis of George Bush’s speech delivered on September 11, 2001. The situation, composition, rhetorical figures, and the argumentation are analysed. It is reasonable to draw a conclusion that the president’s speech is relatively brief, the structure is logical, concise and consistent, and the sentences are short. The orator avoids exclamations, ellipses or other expressive techniques. Bush identification with the nation is clearly felt as a sense of belonging and affiliation. The speech is an example of an achieved balance between emotions and logic, and appropriate messages.
Keywords: presidential rhetoric, political speech, rhetorical analysis.
Rhetoric and Communications E-journal, Issue 1, September 2014, http://rhetoric.bg/, ISSN 1314-4464