Michael L.

asked • 01/18/18

Which statement best describes how the use of rhetoric affects the speech?

Read the passage.

excerpt from "Remarks on East-West Relations at Brandenburg Gate in West Berlin" by Ronald Regan

Where four decades ago there was rubble, today in West Berlin there is the greatest industrial output of any city in Germany: busy office blocks, fine homes and apartments, proud avenues, and the spreading lawns of parkland. Where a city's culture seemed to have been destroyed, today there are two great universities, orchestras and an opera, countless theaters, and museums.

Refer to Explorations in Literature for a complete version of this speech.

Which statement best describes how the use of rhetoric affects the speech?


A. Past references provide relevant and sufficient evidence to prove the speaker’s claim.


B. The vivid imagery of a city of rubble creates a somber and reflective tone.


C. In describing Berlin’s rise from destruction, the speaker creates a sense of hope for all war-torn countries.


D. By creating a contrast between the past and present of West Berlin, the speaker emphasizes his viewpoint.

No expert answers yet

Answers can only be accepted by verified, expert tutors.


Still looking for help? Get the right answer, fast.

Ask a question for free

Get a free answer to a quick problem.
Most questions answered within 4 hours.

OR

Find an Online Tutor Now

Choose an expert and meet online. No packages or subscriptions, pay only for the time you need.