9/11 Rhetorical Analysis

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Each text has a different purpose and a different audience, this is why text offer perspective to position the reader to see the text in a certain way. Text 1, ‘The Deliberate and Deadly Attacks…Were Acts of War’ purpose and audience, greatly differs to text 8’s (‘9/11 A Muslim American Perspective’) purpose and audience and both are skilfully written to position the audience. Text 1 intends to persuade the audience that America will fight back with full force and will do whatever it takes to do so. On the other hand, text 8 gives you a point of view on the attacks from a Muslim herself. Both texts used to get their points across such as patriotism, personal anecdotes and emotive languages to persuade you in their point of view. In Presidents…show more content…
The constant use of personal pronouns and emotive language is really effective in this context, which is after the attacks. “We will rally the world. We will be patient. We'll be focused, and we will be steadfast in our determination,” would be an example of the use of personal pronouns. The use of these techniques positions the audience to think that attacks were a dreadful act and the Americans will retaliate with full strength. “We will not allow this enemy to win the war by changing our way of life and restricting our freedom.” This sentence is particularly effective because freedom is greatly prized by the Americans in their democratic system meaning statements such as. “Freedom and democracy are under attack,” are highly effective against the Americans who take pride in their democratic system and deeply value…show more content…
Words such as furious, frantically, monsters all make the text that much more interesting including them. Effectively using adverbs and adjectives can also position the reader much more easily as they are more intrigued reading it. In addition to adding interest to the text, using these text conventions also create mood in the text, by doing so, the reader can feel like what is was actually like and it helps create image in their heads. By using these simple text conventions, Zahra has made the text a lot more interested and has positioned the reader/viewer with much more

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