A Rhetorical Criticism and Analysis of President Ronald Reagan's Inaugural Address: Applying the Burkeian Dramatistic Pentad Approach Marzuki Jamil Baki bin Haji Mohamed Johar Bachik Eastern Illinois University This research is a product of the graduate program inSpeech Communicationat Eastern Illinois University. Find out moreabout the program. This is brought to you for free and open access.
JFK speech is more effective because he made a considerable emphasis on his claim that became very redundant that would be more effective for persuasion which is the purpose of an inaugural address. Because parallelism emphasizes a point it was more persuasive than Reagan’s rhetorical questions and metaphors. JFK’s speech created a sense of.
Analysis of Ronald Reagan's Sppech, The Challenger Disaster 1739 Words 7 Pages While seated in the Oval Office of the White house, January 28, 1986 President Ronald Reagan delivers his speech The Challenger Disaster; hours after the space shuttle The Challenger explodes while in take off.
We are a nation under God, and I believe God intended for us to be free. It would be fitting and good, I think, if on each inaugural day in future years it should be declared a day of prayer. This is the first time in our history that this ceremony has been held, as you’ve been told, on this West Front of the Capitol.
The Reagan Presidency began in a dramatic manner: On January 20, 1981, Reagan took office and just 30 minutes into his inaugural address, 52 American hostages, held by Iran for 444 days were set free.. Only 69 days later he was shot by a would-be assassin, but quickly recovered and returned to duty. His grace and wit during the dangerous incident caused his popularity to soar.
This tragedy called for President Ronald Reagan to address the issue. Through the rhetorical arrangement and style of his speech, Ronald Reagan offered condolences to everyone who was affected by the event, and advocated for future space exploration, in an effort to bring the audience from shock and grief to hope and purpose for the future.
Inaugural Address. January 20, 1981. Senator Hatfield, Mr. Chief Justice, Mr. President, Vice President Bush, Vice President Mondale, Senator Baker, Speaker O'Neill, Reverend Moomaw, and my fellow citizens: To a few of us here today this is a solemn and most momentous occasion, and yet in the history of our nation it is a commonplace occurrence.
As President of the United States, Ronald Reagan was tasked with responding effectively to the rhetorical situation generated by the Challenger disaster, one shaped by three primary exigencies. First, the national tragedy called for praising the dead and consoling the living. Next, in light of a then growing skepticism about funding the space program among some notable politicians (Brock 17.