Took the Test on Ed.
Roosevelt used repetition in his Pearl Harbor Address in order to emphasize the threat posed by Japan. By repeating the words "Last night Japanese forces attacked..." several times, he was trying to intensify and stress the gravity and severity of the threat posed by Japan, so Congress would make the declaration of war and the American people would endorse such declaration.
The correct answer is “to emphasize the threat posed by Japan”.
Indeed, one of the most striking features of this speech is the repetition of the term “attack”. It was used a total of 11 times during the whole speech and it inventories the list of attacks that Japanese forces had carried out or were carrying out before and during the speech.
Furthermore, the speech closes with the word “danger” used twice which together with the former word further emphasize the clear imminent danger that Imperial Japan posed to the United States and the rest of the world.
The correcte answer is: "to emphasize the threat posed by Japan"
Rossevelt asked that it be a short speech that did not exceed five hundred words and focused on the essential message to reach as many Americans as possible: that the United States had been attacked by Japan by surprise and without a previous declaration of war and that the United States was willing to defeat him no matter what it cost.
to emphasize the threat posed by Japan
to highlight his own credibility
Well, when people do that it's usually to get their point across.
To emphasize the threat posed by Japan is the correct answer.
To emphasize and set a the goal with clarity to the American nation.