A Burkeian Analysis of the Crimean War Speeches of John Bright

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This study investigates the motives behind the rhetorical strategies of rejection and acceptance used by John Bright in his four Parliamentary speeches opposing the Crimean War. Kenneth Burke's dramatistic pentad was used to evaluate the four speeches. An examination of the pentad's five elements reveals that Bright had six motives for opposing the war. To achieve his purpose in giving the speeches--to restore peace to England and the world--Bright' used the major rhetorical agencies of rejection and acceptance. Bright's act, his selection of agencies, and his purpose were all definitely influenced by the scene in which they occurred.

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Bass, Jeff Davis August 1974.

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This study investigates the motives behind the rhetorical strategies of rejection and acceptance used by John Bright in his four Parliamentary speeches opposing the Crimean War. Kenneth Burke's dramatistic pentad was used to evaluate the four speeches. An examination of the pentad's five elements reveals that Bright had six motives for opposing the war. To achieve his purpose in giving the speeches--to restore peace to England and the world--Bright' used the major rhetorical agencies of rejection and acceptance. Bright's act, his selection of agencies, and his purpose were all definitely influenced by the scene in which they occurred.

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  • August 1974

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  • 1853 - 1856

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Bass, Jeff Davis. A Burkeian Analysis of the Crimean War Speeches of John Bright, thesis, August 1974; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc663148/: accessed October 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .