Barack Obama Speech Rhetorical Analysis

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In chapter three of The Black Presidency, Barack Obama’s rhetoric strategies and how he puts them to use is put on display. Precise examples show how eloquently he ties these strategies to his speeches. After my reading I was more familiar with these strategies and how I was affected on his ways of speech. The way Barack Obama is able to use humor, cadence, and colloquialism gives more of an understanding to what he wishes to speak. Politics is a serious subject that can become complex at any point in time. The easy going attitude Obama is able to give at times during his presidential campaign and throughout his terms gives a relishing twist on such a stern subject. His diversity in speech benefits to connect with different types of ears. The…show more content…
During his speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention Obama speaks “Well, I say to them there is the United States of America. There is not a black America or white America and Latin America and Asian America; there’s the United States”- “of America”. This, at least for me gives a sense of power or upliftment that would be received in a church environment. The same goes with his use of epistrophe in his speeches. When epistrophe and anaphora is in use it gives me a feeling of strength and to have Barack Obama, the first black President of the United States of America makes me feel that even when the odds are against us we will persevere. I do not agree with all Dr. Dyson has to say in regards to Barack Obama’s rhetorical strategies. But, when it came to his view on how Obama addressed white and black anger I was not in full agreement. I felt that Obama’s attention was not set on white and black as much as Dr. Dyson may have wanted him to be. Not that the constant inequality black and brown races are experience is not important because it is, but Obama was in conflict with monumental problems that would affect the nation. I do not believe that it is solely Obama’s job to relinquish racism as the President of the United States of
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