“Today is the day we honor the service of the men and women who have paid the price for the freedom Americans and others around the world enjoy. From the first battles of the American Revolution to today's wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the best people of our nation have heeded the call to pursue the noble goal of life, liberty and justice for all people. Individually, we put forth our best effort in the heat of battle, but all of us who have served in war understand that ours is not a solitary pursuit.”
Gary Roush. Remarks at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. Simi Valley, California. November 11, 2009.
What is the best analysis of this excerpt?
A. The speaker uses logic to appeal to the audience's sense of reason.
B. The speaker uses patriotic words and symbols to appeal to the audience's emotions.
C. The speaker uses a personal anecdote to appeal to the audience's common experience.
D. The speaker uses statistics to create a rational argument and establish the purpose. (More)