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son has died, and asks you: why?” The fact that Blair used his experience to express his sorrow made his speech much more emotional. Bush’s speech was more heartening and encouraging. The tone of the President and Prime Minster are similar in which they both show mourning. However, the President’s speech was more focused on encouraging the American people to moveforward and Blair’s speech was in the present, focused on grief from the horrendous event.
Bush and Blair utilized rhetorical devices in their effective speeches. The strongest device of Bush’s speech was his heartening tone. This tone demonstrated confidence to the reader and gave the President more respect than what he already had. His encouraging attitude gave the listener a reason to hope and move on, but to not forget. Tony Blair used rhetorical devices called hypophora in the phrase, “And then a middle-aged mother looks you in the eyes and tells you her only son has died, and asks you why? The Prime Minister asked a question andproceeded to answer it. It was personal and added to the tone of his speech. Blair also included pathos in his speech when he spoke about his grandmother. It appealed to the audience sympathies and imagination and caused the audience not just to respond emotionally but to identify with the writer's point of view-to feel what the writer feels.Both of them used syntax and various sentence structures throughout their speeches in which the arrangement of words built up the emotion of the speeches. “And as you crossed the