Cathedral Speech Essay

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Cathedral Speech On September 11, 2001, the entire U.S was in a grief of panic, confusion, and worst of all in dreaded fear. The current President of the time, George W. Bush attended the Cathedral to reside a speech known as, The Cathedral Speech. The main point to every speech no matter if its coming from the president, a CEO, you’re your giving a speech to your classmates you must state the importance of your speech, and more importantly what you would be talking about. This is the opener, the hook, and the only shot your going to have in getting your audience attention. George Bush did a marvelous job in addressing the main point of his speech. “We are here in the middle hour of our grief. So many have suffered so great a loss, and today we express our nation's sorrow. We come before God to pray for the missing and the dead, and for those who loved them.” Not only do we know that he is going to be talking about the attack on the twin towers he also made it clear that the speech is more towards the deaths of the innocent people that where in the middle of this horrific moment in history. The words for the opening speech were properly used which is what gave it more of a depth meaning. This is why I gladly give his thesis a perfect score of ten, mastering the most difficult process in writing a thesis, the attention grabber. One of the most easily seen of elements one can see without even trying is ones gesture that they use throughout the conducting a speech. George Bush throughout is his speech tends to do little to no gestures at all. The way on conducts gestures during a speech is important, it not only emphasizes what you are trying to say but you can see the emotion one portrays in certain lines. This would of broken down the depth on Bushes speech but I though he executed that perfectly. This was a speech of grieve and sorrow, and in his cold state

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