George Bush 9/11 Speech Analysis

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September 11, 2001, is known as the day of the worst terrorist attack on the United States. Those who were barely old enough to comprehend television, such as I, only know as much as we were told. In many minds, this date only reminds and replays the terrifying footages and events they watched on television or listened to on the radio. The United States lost roughly 2,900 American lives that day. As terror and anxiety broke out across the country, Americans looked for guidance and comforting in our president, George W. Bush.
In George W. Bush’s address to the nation on 9/11, he explains the terrorism attacks were meant to weaken the nation. Bush, being president for one year then, is acting as many speakers: a father, commander in chief, and
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George W. Bush said to believe it as “America was targeted for attack because we’re the brightest beacon for freedom and opportunity in the world”(par.3). In Bush’s speech, his syntax and diction is very clear and concise. He is very formal and declarative in every word he says in order to get his message across. As Bush continues his speech, he starts giving more factual information on what we are doing in order to resolve and defend our country. He does so by saying “Immediately following the first attack, I implemented our government 's emergency response plans"(par.4). He also says, "Our emergency teams are working in New York City and Washington D.C. to help with local rescue efforts" (par.4). Here, Bush demonstrates he has control of the situation and allow the American public to see he is doing his job and to possibly motivate others to help out as they can. Toward the end of the speech Bush goes on to put his faith and trust in God and believes that the ones who have been threatened “will be comforted by a Power greater than any of us, spoken through the ages in Psalm 23: Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil for you are with

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