The use of rhetorical devices and American values, is something many foreign presidents of the United states have used in their speeches.
But are rhetorical devices and American values, a good way to get attention, votes, and to become popular?
This is a reality in Trump’s inaugural address from 2017, where he uses many tricks and opinions of the people to get noticed. Through various analytical methods we try to find an answer to just this.
Words such as reaped, flourished, and prospered are used. This makes the speech much more skilled, qualified, and serious.
It involves the audience and catches their attention. While it makes Trump sound much more trustworthy and wise within the people of the united states.
Trump wants his voters, and the American people, in general, to feel that he is an advocate for them.
But also to seem persuasive to the American people. Therefore, he consistently uses pathos, and very often.
This can be seen in Trump’s inaugural address on page 58, line 4-6 where he says, “Their victories have not been your victories.
Their triumphs have not been your triumphs. And while they celebrated in our nation’s capital, there was little to celebrate for struggling families all across our land.”
This is a great example of how pathos is represented through Trumps inaugural address as president.
He uses the words, “your” and “our”, a lot, which makes his speech more convincing, and in that way he convenes the American people, because he appeals to their feelings, which pathos is.