There are many different tragedies of America, and many different important well known speeches. These three speeches: “The Gettysburg Address,” “Pearl Harbor, Day of Infamy,” and 9/11 have different facts, purposes, deliveries, styles, and tones. There are many facts about the three text: “The Gettysburg Address,” “Pearl Harbor, Day of Infamy,” “Address to the American People.” The Gettysburg Address took place in 1863 and was given by Abraham Lincoln in Gettysburg. This speech is the shortest speech in American history, with only ten sentences, but is the most famous.
In the speech “Gettysburg Address,” Abraham Lincoln uses repetition to make an emotional appeal to the audience. He underscore to the people to maintain the nation in freedom and to preserve the soldiers who died at the war to fought for independence. For instance, Lincoln said, “We are met on a great battle-field of that war.” and “...we can not dedicate--we can not consecrate--we can not hallow--this ground.” In his speech he repeated the words “we” and “we can not” multiple times.
Former president Barack Obama, in order to regain voters after a huge controversy during his 2008 presidential campaign regarding things his pastor said used numerous rhetorical strategies to persuade his voters. Obama had to persuade his voters to stick with him. Obama used repetition, allusion and many others to get his point across to the audience. In his speech in which he is talking on racism and cultural differences he uses repetition to further emphasize his point.
Immigration has been a continuous cause of economic vitality and demographic drive throughout our nation’s history. Immigrants are store owners, entrepreneurs and consumers. Today more than ever our immigration system is broken and needs to be fixed. The immigrant population consisted of 40.7 million people in 2012. Broken down by immigration status, the foreign-born population was composed of 18.6 million naturalized U.S. citizens and 22.1 million noncitizens in 2012.
Barack Obama's presidential discourse In modern times the American president is required to respond to events on a daily basis and to be constantly present in public. In achieving that, the key role is played by his language, the power of his words, which he uses to address the American people, its representatives in Congress, i.e. the legislative branch, as well as the world public. Consequently, rhetoric constitutes a vital part of presidency since it represents a tool for achieving legislative goals, tool for uniting the nation and gaining public support. This master's thesis focuses on Barack Obama's presidential discourse.
Everyone has a different American Dream. Some want freedom, some want a family, some want fame, but all American Dreams are influenced by something going on in the world. Social influences are what most influence people’s perspective on the American Dream. Although American dreams are also very well influenced by politics, society has a very well ground on changing people's perspectives. The American Dream is shown being influenced by social when big figures talk about their American dreams being influenced by people, opportunities, and finally when First, when big figures, such as the president, talk about their American dreams they talk about other people and how America helped him shape and achieve his/her American dream.
In this essay I looked over and analyzed several texts such as speeches, articles, stories, and poems which represents the American vision and what it really means to be an American. To me the American voice signifies the people who have at one point had ability to become something and actually be successful dispute their race, gender and poverty; In other words their background. To Me being an American is a privilege and a blessing, I live in country where I actually have the opportunity to shape my future the way I want it despite of my background unlike many 3rd world countries in this world. To me the best representations for the American voice signifies is a speech written by the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama which is from the 2004 Democratic National Convention and a poem written entitled "I, Too Sing America" by Langston Hughes Patrick Henry in his speech to the Virginia convention entitled "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death," the speaker describes how they (the people of the colonies) shall no longer tolerate the British and how they are in need of liberty or if not given, they shall take death as a substitute; thus "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death". Henry's purpose is to propose a change ; to be given liberty through the use of explanations and past remarks.
On July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress, meeting in Philadelphia, declared the independence of the American colonies from the clutches of their British oppressors. Following the revolutionary war, the American Colonies gained their independence and began to function’s its own independent nation. It was not always easy, as revealed through the various battles fought during the civil war, but strong leadership throughout these difficult times held the new nation together and ultimately made it stronger. Sixteenth President Abraham Lincoln in his Gettysburg Address somberly reflects on the negatives effects of the civil war while proposing a solution for America’s issues of inequality. Lincoln supports his claim on reunification of the United States by employing antithesis, parallelism, and repetition with the intentions of honoring the lives of those lost in the battle at Gettysburg in order to construct the perfect union.
Two score and fourteen years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. made a momentous speech that went down in history, which was the “I have a dream speech. This speech sought out the best in everyone along with changing the minds of Americans starting a revolution for freedom. Martin Luther King did this through the use of rhetorical devices. Nevertheless, rhetorical devices are powerful tools when it comes to motivating action from an audience. Martin Luther King Jr. is not the only spokesmen to use these devices.
Former 15th U.S. President and one of the best-known in American history, Abraham Lincoln in his speech, The Gettysburg Address, a speech delivered by Abraham Lincoln on November 19, 1863, at the dedication of the Soldier’s National Cemetery, a cemetery for Union soldiers killed at the Battle of Gettysburg during the great Civil War. The audience is people attending the ceremony, supporters of the union, and those who are wavering in the war. The purpose of the speech is to honor the fallen the fallen soldiers that fought in the Civil War and to emphasize equality, freedom and unity. The tone of the speech is noble, reverent, honorable, and respectful.