Rhetorical Discourse Analysis Of Biden's Address To The Nation On Afghanistan: Positive Us And Negative Them

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Hanan A Amaireh , Luqman M Rababah


This paper analyzes the political discourse of the American President Joe Biden address to the Nation on Afghanistan, which received no attention from discourse analysts yet. The research investigates how Biden tries to convince the audience of his viewpoints and decisions regarding its America's war in Afghanistan  based on  the Aristotelian perspective of rhetoric and van Dijk's "Ideological Square". The critical analysis reveals that Biden positively represents himself, his government and country. On the other hand, he negatively represents the Afghan government, people and the country. The study suggests analyzing other addresses from various perspectives.      

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