A rhetorical analysis of the 1940 pre-convention speeches of Wendell Willkie

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dc.contributor.advisor Dorris, Celia A. en_US
dc.contributor.author Haven, Richard P., 1949- en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:31:05Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:31:05Z
dc.date.created 1973 en_US
dc.date.issued 1973
dc.identifier LD2489.Z72 1973 .H38 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/180752
dc.description.abstract This thesis has examined the 1940 pre-convention speeches of Wendell Willkie. The primary objective of the study was to discover and examine some of the chief rhetorical strategies employed by Willkie in his attempt to overcome serious rhetorical problems, to gain the Republican party nomination, and to achieve national prominence. The study traced Willkie'e personal and political development, discussed the major issues of the campaign, and focused on Willkie's major persuasive strategies.The analysis of the strategies of 'attack' and 'unity and principle' revealed that Willkie was competent in his choice and development of issues, effective in reducing the significance of his rhetorical problems, and successful in his attempt to gain national prominence in a short period of time. One might conclude that Willkie's rhetorical choices reflected an understanding of and an adaptation to the rhetorical climate and audience in 1940.
dc.format.extent 145 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.other Willkie, Wendell L. (Wendell Lewis), 1892-1944. en_US
dc.subject.other United States -- Politics and government -- 1933-1945. en_US
dc.title A rhetorical analysis of the 1940 pre-convention speeches of Wendell Willkie en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/415525 en_US


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