Queen Elizabeth compares the pandemic to her first ever broadcast concerning

Queen elizabeth compares the pandemic to her first

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Queen Elizabeth compares the pandemic to her first ever broadcast concerning refugee children from WWII. Although the situations are quite different, both had seemed to be an insurmountable challenge at some point of time. However, by comparing both situations, she hopes to help the citizens realize that the COVID-19 virus can be overcome. While giving her speech, she tends to personify the nation in order to establish a sense of unity among the citizens to help them know that they are all in this together. The Queen states that, "WE are tackling this disease". She wants to show how people are coming together to help find a viable solution to the coronavirus. By referring to the nation as a whole, she establishes a
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sense of unity that can be encouraging to the citizens. The Queen believes that her nation is strong, and she demonstrates that by saying that, " the attributes of self-discipline, of quiet, good-humored resolve, and of fellow feeling still characterize this country". By equating the actions of the nation to those of a person, Queen Elizabeth attempts to inspire the discouraged members of the UK and give them hope. She also uses the personification to show the belief she has in her country's ability to persevere through the COVID-19 pandemic. Queen Elizabeth effectively delivers a speech that utilizes personification and allusions in order to ease chaos and tensions that exist due to the sudden but threatening emergence of the coronavirus pandemic.
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