At the Democratic Convention in 2008, Barack Obama held an acceptance speech after winning the primary election for the Democratic party, leading him to be a candidate for the presidential election in the United States against the Republican presidential candidate, John McCain. Throughout his speech Obama makes numerous references to American history, this paper will focus on Obama 's use of American values and historical references throughout this excerpt from the speech. In his speech, Barack Obama said: “I get it. I realize that I am not the likeliest candidate for this office. I don’t fit the typical pedigree, and I haven’t spent my career in the halls of Washington.” Pointing out he has not spent his career in the job and place that most
During his speech, Obama claims the problems facing Americans as well as setting a notion explaining how he will solve the problems. Obama builds his credibility with personal facts and reputable history, making Americans trust his approach. President Obama uses a fine mix of ethos, pathos, and logos to not only speak to the citizens of America, but leaders and residents of other abiding nations that there is an assortment of challenges in America that can and will be resolved due to the determination, persistent dedication, and morale of Americans. Instead of individualism, Obama focuses on emphasizing the unity of the nation being one again. He does this by refraining from using words like ‘me’, ‘myself’,
This would be his final public speech as President. In the eight years of his presidency, his values and goals for our country never seemed to change: change, equality and unity. The speech titled, "A More Perfect Union" was delivered near the historical site of the signing of the U.S. Constitution in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. To start off the speech he uses a very well-known sentence coming from the Preamble, "We the people, in order to form a more perfect union…" Obama reveals the theme of his speech in this opening line. He uses this reference because he will speak later about how society over the last several hundred years is not following our own roots that were laid down for us in 1787, when our United States Constitution was written and signed.
“I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation” (King 84). Martin Luther King Jr. used his I Have a Dream speech have people join him in his protest to have everyone created equal. He used words and phrases that would stick out to people or easy to understand with context clues. He was also able to pause in his speech making every word or phrase that he said important. Phrases that stood out were, “I have a dream” or “let freedom ring”.
However, I personally would like to allude to his values and presupposition on his own thoughts over biblical beliefs and his choice of imagery words and phrases. John F. Kennedy was one of the last presidents to fully write his own speech, and after his time, the president 's got, in my own words, lazy. They stopped using their own words to help support their ideas. However, this isn 't the topic of this, but the topic of Kennedy 's choice of word choice and sentence structure. For example, Kennedy ,in many parts of his speech, uses metaphors, paradigms, and, abstract word choice to make his audience, the citizens of the world, think more and more easily understand the point he is getting to.
“The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep.” - he taps into their emotions when he uses the lines said by Martin Luther King in his last speech ‘I’ve been to the Mountaintop.’ He asserts that even though he was not favored by some people, but he will listen to everyone. Obama directly qouted Abraham Lincoln’s first inaugural address, by saying “As Lincoln said to a nation far more divided than ours, we are not enemies but friends. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection”. He tells that each person’s path is different, but everyone is going to end up at the same place, showing uniqueness in similarity.
Discourse analysis on Barack Obama’s 2013 Inauguration Speech Han Song Jin 1001438985 Abstract: This mini project paper analyses the approaches used by the President Barack Obama in his inauguration speech which he delivered on 21ST January 2013. The study focus solely on the approaches used by Barack Obama to deliver his ideology as the President of the United States of America to get the public to be acquainted with his administration agenda moving forward to strengthen the democrats in the inauguration speech rhetorically. The discourse analysis was carried out based on the video recording of the inauguration speech delivered by President Barack Obama in 2013 which was then uploaded in YouTube and the findings of this research will be presented in textual analysis along with review of related studies. Keywords: Discourse analysis, Barack Obama, Inauguration speech, Rhetoric, Democrats 1.0 Introduction Discourse analysis is a term used to analyse the language beyond its literal meaning, which analyses the approach of the language being used to convey the message which may contains an idea, ideology and etc. whether in speech or text.
Lincoln has exemplified, especially in the last few months of his presidency as depicted in the film. He is an epitome of a leader founded on principles and bounded by no self-interests, but only for the welfare and good of his fellow men. I believe that it is a wise decision for him to espouse for the amendment of the constitution because if he will not do so, nobody will ever step up in the frontline to put an end to slavery, once and for all. The blacks will continue to exist nothing but labor forces and house helps in all of America. Even if at that time resistance to change was so stubbornly imbedded in the minds of most of the whites, Lincoln’s move was, to me, not only a heroic gesture but an act of bravery and pure value to humanity.
On November 4th, 2008, former President Barack Obama made his victory speech to approximately 200,000 people at Grant Park and to those watching it through broadcast. In the year 2008, was a critical time period for the United States since the long lasting eight year presidency of George W Bush was ending and a new president was approaching the White House with new proposals. During the time George W Bush was in office, the United States was facing many problems, as with wars going on, financial crisis happening, and global warming being another factor. The country needed to be restored from all the monstrocity going on and become that strong country that once was. Barack Obama’s campaign and the succeeding election was the answer to all necessities in the country.
1.1 Introduction Media is the backbone of democracy. The role of media in our society is very significant. Media supply the political information to the viewers that help them to make their opinion. Media also plays the watchdog role in society to identify the problems and wrongdoing of those who have the authority. Elections are a main part of the democratic structure and highlight the basic features of formation of a government and political structuring of a specific state (Shively, 2003).