An honoros project submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for honors in the Department of Communication.
The purpose of this paper is to analyze bin Laden’s argumentation and rhetorical techniques in three speeches addressed to the American population. Persuasive techniques that were used will be described as well as the historical context surrounding the timing of each speech’s release. These speeches will be examined using Campbell and Burkholder’s “Three Stages of Rhetorical Criticism” as outlined in the second edition of Critiques of Contemporary Rhetoric.
Digital Initiatives Press: Rhode Island College
osama bin laden, rhetoric, communication, national security, terrorism
International and Intercultural Communication | Other Communication | Speech and Rhetorical Studies
Taylor, Meredith, "A Rhetorical Analysis of Messages to America by Osama bin Laden" (2013). Ebook Gallery. 15.