What functions of language are at work in the following paragraphs?
Only Finland – superb, nay, sublime in the jaws of peril – Finland shows what free men can do. The service rendered by Finland to mankind is magnificent. They have exposed, for all the world to see, the military incapacity of the Red Army and of the Red Air Force. Many illusions about Soviet Russia have been dispelled in these few fierce weeks of fighting in the Arctic Circle. Everyone can see how Communism rots the soul of a nation; how it makes it abject and hungry in peace, and proves it base and abominable in war.
The Power of Words as Shown By Winston Churchill.
Winston Churchill is truly well-regarded for his astonishing capacity to use language to motivate and inspire others. In the selected paragraphs, he above all understood the significance of wealthy and influential language – it is evident that he assumed he controlled a vocabulary more than twice the nobles' scope.