Document Type : Original Article


1 Department of English Language and Literature, Faculty of Arts, The Hashemite University, Zarqa, Jordan

2 Al-Balqa Applied University, Jordan

3 The University of Jordan, Jordan


The study elucidates His Royal Highness (HRH) Crown Prince Al-Hussein’s insightful vision to empower youth through a critical analysis of the rhetoric and persuasive patterns used in his speeches. The thematic analysis reveals his adept use of distinctive grammatical, lexical, and rhetorical features in his speeches, highlighting the significance of crucial issues concerning youth, such as peace and security. He employs a stylistic strategy that includes the perfect use of endearing, supportive, and persuasive lexicon, pronouns, repetition, rhetorical questions, comparative and superlative structures, intertextuality, metaphor, and presuppositions. He has presented youth as an ideology, perceiving them as peacemakers and powerful forces that society should harness for a prosperous country. He has portrayed a youth generation that is conscious, active, optimistic, patriotic, ambitious, and open-minded. They invest their time, innovative thoughts, energy, and technological skills to build their capacity and turn obstacles into opportunities for a prosperous future.