Winston Churchill led England to victory with the Allied Forces during World War II with his steadfast belief of hope and his admirable leadership skills. As a Navy leader during World War I, Churchill’s credibility was well-known and respected. Shortly after he became the Prime Minister in May 1940, Churchill delivered a speech to Parliament, seeking to obtain and increase confidence from the Conservatives in his new government. His goal was to convince the members of the House of Commons to unite against their mutual enemy, the Germans. He also assured Parliament that he had the knowledge and determination to lead his country to success and victory. In his speech, Churchill appeals to his spectators by demonstrating strategic uses of rhetorical devices including the usage of ethos appeal, repetition and parallel structure, and shift in tone where he efficiently persuades his audience. When Winston Churchill gives his speech to Parliament, he includes himself as one of the citizens of England: “We have before us an ordeal of the most grievous kind. We have before us many, many long months of struggle and of suffering.” As the Prime Minister, Churchill does not elevate himself above others in the speech; instead, he places himself as an equal to his fellow citizens of England. He does not address Parliament as “you” and difficulties as “yours,” he includes himself with the common men and possesses full preparations to endure sufferings with the public. Churchill continues to use ethos to appeal to the spectators when he declares, “[C]ome then, let us go forward together with our united strength.” The using of the pronouns “we”, “us”, and “our” portrays the idea that Churchill desires to be alongside his countrymen. Through encompassing ethos in his speech, Churchill reveals to the members of Parliament his eagerness and willingness to participate in any hardship that will be faced by the people of the country. He successfully convinces his listeners by using ethos and informing them that he will always be standing parallel next to the citizens of England in encountering upcoming challenges. The second rhetorical device Churchill exercises is repetition and parallel structure, and an example of it is when he states, “[B]ut it must be remembered that we are in the preliminary stage of one of the greatest battles in history, that we are in action… that we have to be prepared… .” He repeats the phrase “that we” to state that they, he and his countrymen, are joined together as one to face the upcoming challenges, and thus emphasizing his desire for unity. Next, he says, “It is victory, victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory, however long and hard the road may be; for without victory, there is no survival.” Through the use of anaphora, Churchill places emphasis on the word “victory” to display optimism to the crowd. Immediately following the repetition of “victory,” Churchill outlines the consequences if victory is not heeded and achieved: “[W]ithout victory, there is no survival. Let that be realised; no survival for the British Empire, no survival for all that the British Empire has stood for, no survival for the urge and impulse of ages… .” Likewise, he repeats the phrase “no survival” several times to highlight the importance of gaining victory; he stresses “no survival” to accentuate the unpleasant aftermath if victory cannot be attained. Churchill reiterates many words and phrases to capture the masses’ attention, and this rhetorical device of repetition often magnifies the importance of what is being repeated. Lastly, Churchill uses a shift in tone as one of his many rhetorical devices towards the end of his speech. Throughout the first part of his speech, Churchill describes imminent…
child is trying to assert themselves with this behavior. Disciplinary interventions are necessary to ensure the toddler’s safety, limit aggression, and prevent destructive behavior, Paediatr Child Health. (2004).
Many parents have a tough time with discipline beginning at this age. While there are many different styles of parenting, any parent can use the same techniques to help get through this stage. One way to help is for a parent to reduce the number of times that they are using the word “no”. The…
Suboxone vs Methadone as Treatment for Opioid Abuse
December 9, 2012
Opioid drugs like oxycodone, hydrocodone, and meperidine are categorized in a group of the most powerful pain killers. These drugs are used to treat severe acute pain for a relatively short period of time such as following a surgery as well as various types of chronic pain lasting longer than 3 months. There is no argument that these drugs are needed and useful to humans. The argument…
Throughout my school, I’ve noticed one thing that really bothers me; the lack of discipline and following through with discipline. In my school, if you get in trouble and get sent out of class you go to an administrator who is in charge of the in school suspension and all other minor things. When kids get sent out of class for talking too much, not doing as they’re asked to do, or just refusing to cooperate in any way, etc., they go to this certain in school suspension room, if…
Genetics vs. Environment: Adolescent Suicide Provoked by Childhood Abuse
Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States, as well as the third leading cause of death in adolescents (Labonte and Turecki, 2012). Although suicidal behaviors are often complicated and lack a single-determining cause, childhood abuse and maltreatment serve as one of the most encompassing risks for suicide; in fact, one-third of adults who were physically abused during their childhood have seriously…
The Worst Discipline
The worst and painful discipline ever is spanking, but it is one also of the most debatable discipline methods and one of the oldest disciplinary actions throughout many decades. Spanking is a method of punishment in which an adult inflicts pain upon a child in response to their unsatisfactory behavior. At times, children forget to practice good behavior skills or they disobey their parent’s rules and commands, which results in being disciplined.
As a frustrated parent continues…
Spanking: Discipline or abuse?
Is spanking your child really a sign of abusing them? Does it hurt them as much as what it seems? Who’s to say what’s right and what’s wrong about how to discipline your child? Spanking your child when they misbehave has been a custom for years and years but why is it at all of sudden considered abuse? And that it leads to adult mental illnesses? Because of the idea that spanking is abuse and leads to adult illnesses, parents all over…
AN IN EFFECTIVE FORM OF CHILD DISCIPLINE
WHAT IS DISCIPLINE?
PROVERBS 22:6-“Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it.”- THE HOLY BIBLE.
The oxford dictionary define Discipline as the practice of training people to obey rules or a code of behavior, using punishment to correct disobedience.
There are different forms of discipline:-
1) Physical discipline which include spanking a child with an object, hitting slapping…
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Dana M. Archer
Grand Canyon University: Classroom Management for Current Practitioners
April 29, 2015
My first few days as a teacher and throughout my first year, the term “classroom management” was often heard but hardly ever understood. As an alternately certified teacher, I had certainly never heard those terms. I had expected to enter a classroom similar to any of the ones I attended as a student. Surely, my students would come into…
Understanding discipline in the workplace
Disciplinary rules and procedures are important in a workplace to set out the boundaries of acceptable conduct and satisfactory performance, and to ensure fair and equal treatment of all employees. Since 1977 there has been a Code of Practice on disciplinary practice and procedures issued by ACAS. A revised version of the ACAS Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures came into effect on 6 April 2009. The Code must be taken into account…