Tony Blair's Persuasive Speech After 9/11

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The Effects of Nine-Eleven
Prime Minister of Britain, Tony Blair, in his persuasive speech, following September 11, 2001, points out that the nations have to join together. Blair’s purpose was to promote that America is not going to be left alone during their terrorist attack. Blair’s speech was effective in persuading American citizens that Britain stands with America during their hard moments because Blair uses anaphora, flashback, and aphorism.
To begin with, in paragraph sixteen Blair effectively uses anaphora to connect with his audience. For instance, the usage of “ It is… It is… It is…” (16) was to imply that is in present time. The use of an anaphora was to tell the reader that any impact to a nation will affect the entire world,