Rhetorical Analysis Pearl Harbor Speech

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Speech Analysis
World War II was one of the two biggest wars that ever happened in the world. It caused hundred of thousand of death and had a significant effect on the global political and economic. Pearl Harbor was the big event in World War II, and it also was the main reason led the United States to the war. On December, 7th 1941, Japanese naval and air forces attacked the Pearl Harbor at Honolulu, Hawaii caused thousand of American's life. On the following day, President of the United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt, addressed a speech to the Congress and American people to maintain their feeling and also declared war on Japan. This is one of the most famous speeches that was delivered by Roosevelt in World War II. Roosevelt had combined many speaking skills in this speech to convince his listeners. Pathos, logos, and parallelism are the three important factors that make “Pearl Harbor Address to the Nation” an effective speech.
Franklin D. Roosevelt applied pathos into his speech to make it effective. Pathos is an appeal to emotion that is
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Logos is an appeal to logic and reason to reach the purpose. Roosevelt listed out many places that were attacked by Japanese force such as Hong Kong, Guam, Philippines Island, Midway Island to let the people see how cruel and barbaric Japan was. “There is no blinking at the fact that our people, our territory, and our interests are in grave danger,” said Roosevelt. From this quote, we can see his implication that America might be the next target of the Japanese armies. These fact above insisted the war on Japan is extremely necessary at that time to protect America and prevent Japanese forces attacking other places in the world. Roosevelt made legit reasons for people and the Congress to consider the war on Japan. Therefore, the logical appeal was used in a fluently way in this speech to make Roosevelt’ reasons more