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Target words:

Hebrew, Arabic, Buckingham Palace, Paris, Berlin, South Korea, Cairo, Australia, Africa, Latin America, Pakistanis, Israelis, India, El Salvador, Iran, Mexico, Japan, Britain, Tanzania, Kenya, Muslim, Islam, Christians, Jews, Islamic Jihad, Afghanistan, Taliban, Allah, Al Qaida, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Middle East, Asia, Africa, Kosovo, Europe, NATO,



TERROR(ISTS)

26




WORLD

17




COUNTRY

12




FREEDOM

12




PEOPLE

12




WAR

12




CITIZENS

8




STATES

8




AFGHANISTAN

6



As for top ten nouns, America / America’s / Americans come at the top with 37 instances, followed by terrorist(s), world and other expected words. Of interest are also words in table 8.33, spoken perhaps only once, but of religious, political and geographical importance, targeted towards the members and citizens of these groups, countries or beliefs, in hope of soliciting their support or attention (table 8.33). It is apparent that Bush’s speech targets the entire world, all nations and all religions.

As for metaphors, they are infrequent, but dramatic, often describing the terrorists and their ways: heirs of all the murderous ideologies, in history's unmarked grave of discarded lies. More important are conceptual metaphors. Bush declares his infamous (our) war on terror and later adds the entire world and American values into the equation as well, as per the following excerpt.



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