Churchill: Reading and structural analysis of rhetoric

In this lesson, we will see if our predictions were right: did Churchill's use of rhetoric motivate the masses? We will consider how Churchill attempted to convince his audience to remain strong, despite the many hardships of war, using language to recognise the achievement of the British troops. We will examine the pivotal moments of Churchill's speech to consider to what extent his speech was successful rhetoric in action.


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