State of the Union Rhetorical Analysis
On Tuesday, January 30, President Donald Trump delivered his first State of the Union address. A large portion of his speech was devoted to the controversial topic of immigration reform. Trump’s purpose is to create an argument that gets the attention of congress to support his fight in taking control of immigration in America. He creates a fearful tone in order to convey to Americans that the immigration problem has become unacceptable and needs to be handled in the ways he believes are right. A careful analysis of his remarks reveals that he uses emotional appeals, anaphora, and cause and effect to convey his message.
President Donald Trump opens this section of his speech on immigration by grabbing a hold of the audience attention by using exemplification and showing the audience real Americans and their tragic stories that deal with these illegal immigrants. He does this through pointing out the loss of two young girls lives and how the family is affected by the death of their daughters and by illegal immigrants running around freely committing crimes. Also, he uses diction that shows unity and creates an emotional appeal which plays on the fear of the audience that gets them to sympathize for the ones who have experience hurt on the account of “illegal aliens”. The upturning of these tragic events helps the President by creating a passionate tone to show the audience he is trying to rid the united states of America from crime led by illegals.
Trump then shifts to asking congress to back him up on the ongoing battle with immigrants. In this part of the...