Racism has been an important issue that plays a huge role in today’s society. In Roy Peter Clark’s article “Why it worked”, he expressed his views on Barack Obama’s speech “A More Perfect Union”. Also comparing it to Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. In Obama’s speech he discussed the constitution and racial segregation in America, and the comments made by Reverend J. Wright, his former pastor. He also tells a little about his racial background. He briefly addresses the issues he finds with racism, and focusing on the important main goal of unity in America. Obama stated many things in his speech, which Clark states related to four rhetorical strategies: The power of allusion, parallelism, the “two-ness” of texture, and autobiography. Therefore, making his speech very influential to Obama getting his point across.
In the essay on realclearpolitics.com titled Our Brave New World of Immigration, The author Victor Davis Hanson addresses the issue of illegal immigration. Hanson argues that immigration is without a set pattern and that today compared to migration in the 19th century is different because people can enter the country illegally. Illegal immigration is transgression of Federal Immigration law and costly to the American government also it is leading to an exponential growth in an already densely populated United States.
At the end of the day, we want to put the end to illegal immigration. However, we won’t be able to until we carefully consider the reasons and make sure our legislation solve the problems to do so. As far as I can tell, this is our best bet to a safe, secure
In order to accomplish his purpose, the writer of this speech used diction and tone to show sorrow for the families of the men and women whose lives were lost on the Columbia and organized the speech by talking about how the lives lost will not affect moving forward in space advances. The writer expresses his grief for the family by using “great sadness” and naming the seven astronauts who died on this mission. While setting a tone of grief for these astronauts families, George W. Bush also organizes the speech by talking about how the men and women knew the risks of their travel. He first explains his feelings of loss and mourning for the men and women who lost their lives, but also says that this tragedy will not be a setback for space travel.
Through the effective use of rhetorical tools and the arrangement of this essay, Chen tries to tell her audience that the Immigration Reform Act has been the year’s most feared, least effective, most popular, and most hated legislative discussion in Washington (Chen, para. 1). Chen portrays her high competence on the subject of Immigration Reform by concentrating her introduction on purposely appealing to her audience. By controlling the rhetorical distance between herself and the readers she develops a relationship and establishes her authority, while not portraying herself as a superior. She establishes her credibility and portrays her scholarly credit through her citations of literature and quotations from other experts. She then establishes
Study hard in school. Be focused. In the end it’s your own responsibility to succeed. The teachers, the government and your parents can be supportive without you being supportive of yourself. The only one who can fulfill your responsibilities is you. You have to pull yourself together and be active in school. Everyone can be something great if they just study hard enough. That’s what the president of the United States, Barack Obama, says in his speech from 2009. He visits the first day of school in Wakefield High School in Arlington, Virginia, and tries to give the students a pep talk. He wants the students to be hardworking and take responsibility for their own lives. It is so important that the students give themselves 100% to their schoolwork – according to Obama.
One of the greatest controversies in modern day is illegal immigrants. There are an approximate 11.4 undocumented immigrants that live in our country today. Now with your new action in place, I think it’s a good thing. Mainly because it allows lasting illegal immigrants to stay here, it allows jobs to go to documented americans, and gives children hope for a better future ahead.
The 44th and first African American President, Barack Obama, in his Inaugural Address, promotes a call to action. Obama’s purpose is to express his gratitude for his opportunity to become president and discuss his plans for economic advancement. In order to reach the American people of the U.S., Obama adopts a serious and thought-provoking tone to urge them to support his plans for advancement. During this time of economic crisis, Obama clearly conveys to the American people through his use of metaphor, allusion, and anaphora, that it is time to take a stand and make a change in America.
President, Donald Trump, in his inaugural speech, Presidential Inaugural Address, explores the possibility of a new America. Trumps purpose is to manipulate the American people into believing his bullcrap excuse of being a president. He adopts a confident tone in order to persuade his followers while also using repetition, patriotism, and anger.
Every four years, American media and its people pay close attention to every speech within the U.S. presidential campaign. Last year, Hilary Clinton from Democratic and Donald Trump from Republican were two final candidates running for the U.S. presidency. The former First Lady, Michelle Obama showed her support for the Democratic presidential candidate by giving an emotional speech on Clinton’s campaign rally. This speech occurred in New Hampshire. In this paper, I’ll provide some information of the speech, discuss the main issues she addressed, and analyze the profound message of her speech.
Mrs. Obama placed an emphasis on the power of diversity and reinforced the part everyone can play in the ideal of the American dream when she said “So, graduates, while I think it’s fair to say that our Founding Fathers never could have imagined this day, all of you are very much the fruits of their vision.” (CITATION NEEDED) She had led up to this quote by speaking of notable individuals with familial backgrounds of immigration like Jonas Salk and Colin Powell. She of course, also spoke of a man who immigrated from Kenya to focus on his education and develop a better life for himself. This was a man who would later father a son that would, one day, become the 44th President of the United States of America. With all things considered, Mrs. Obama’s speech would be considered effective because not only did the audience seem receptive to her message but it was shared concisely and without pretension. She showed pride and respect in the people
President, Barack Obama, in his speech, “Democratic Convention Presidential Nomination Acceptance Address,” discusses and implies his reason of becoming Americas next President. Obama’s purpose is to convey the idea that he can become the next President, by recognizing what the past Presidents did and what change he can do as the next one. Obama uses a hopeful and promising tone along with the use of pathos, logos, and ethos to appeal to the audience in a relatable way.
Barack Obama was re-elected as the president of the US on November 6, 2012 from Chicago, Illinois. This paper will throw light and analyse various elements Barrack Obama is using to portray his political ideology to audiences through his speech. I intend to focus on the rhetorical effects of the speech.