To start off, fear is a primal instinct that all animals feel, including humans. Fear usually is not fun for most people because we feel like there is an impeding doom about to come crashing down. The current President of The United States and past one tried to decrease our fear, but some people have more to be concerned about. These people are usually the poor. The past President I am speaking of is Franklin Roosevelt and his speech that helped decrease the people 's fear was “The Four Freedoms”. While Obama 's speech was “Welcoming Remarks” to Prime Minister Cameron of the United Kingdom. While these two speeches had differences they also had many similarities.
In the speech, he states that when the occasion arrives, he will use his presidential power, to the fullest. The speech responded to any doubt or worry Americans had. Choosing a president was still a relatively new concept, during that time. He essentially makes a promise to the people, in which they can rely on him to be a leader and representative
A talk to teachers, written by James Baldwin, criticises the education system in the mid-1900s by directly sending a message to teachers about the flaws in the system. He argues that race should not hinder equality or the quality of education a child receives. Baldwin uses tone and diction that highlights the importance of his message. In addition, he uses several persuasion tactics to convince his audience of his ideas.
Former Illinois State Senator and soon to be Forty-fourth president of the United States, Barack Hussein Obama, recounts what happened in the past to make America what is today and how he intends to maintain the ideas of America’s founding fathers throughout his term of presidency. His intended audience of the first inaugural address is the citizens of America and his purpose was to comfort them about the past and encourage the future of America. He creates a patriotic and empowering tone in order to appeal to pathos. His diction throughout the speech illustrates patriotism, allusions, and anaphoras.
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.
The City College of New York referred to as CCNY was founded in 1847, as the Free Academy of the City of New York. The college was originally opened “to provide the children of immigrants and the poor access to free higher education based on academic merit alone.” (CITATION NEEDED) Over the years it pushed towards the progressions countless other institutions were often indifferent towards. They found ways to accept and nourish great minds that would have been otherwise excluded in their time. It is no great wonder that Former First Lady Michelle Obama devoted her last commencement address to the 2016 graduates of this institution.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s State of the Union Address in the year 1942 opened with a powerful start. He remained good in posture, strong verbal skills, gestures and strong eye contact with his audience which goes to show confidence and being in control of your speech (Stephen D. Boyd, 2017). He addressed the Americans, the citizens of the United States before he mentioned anything. He went to show that the President, himself found faith in their spirits and how he was merely proud of his citizens. He presented a powerful statement to his audience by acknowledging them and according to Matt Eventoff, “a statement or phrase can catch the audience’s attention by keeping them guessing as to what you’re about to say next. Implementing the silence technique
I was captivated by the opening statements of the speech. In such a critical time of hardship, Roosevelt appealed to the America people and captured the audience by explaining the importance of confidence. He used emotional and persuasive words that made his address so significant. His speech actual had a huge impact for many reasons. He addressed confidence, fear and presented himself as
In conclusion, George W. Bush was able to give a meaningful speech. Bush gave an effective inaugural address by using biblical allusions, collaborative language, and an anaphora in order to unite the country after a contentious election. His rhetoric added value to his speech and made it one to remember. Bush was successful in achieving his purpose. America was able to see itself as more united as a result of his
Barack Obama’s win for President in 2009 was a historical moment for the United States. His inaugural speech was much anticipated, because this was going to set the tone for his presidency. His speech told the American people that improving the economy is one of his priorities, but there were also other areas he would like to improve like healthcare and the education system. This was a speech that was meant to persuade the American public to take action for them to rise as a nation again, and for them to put their trust into him. His message addressed a couple of specific points like his gratefulness to the American people, the different crises America is facing, how America will overcome these crises, replying to his cynics, addressing the world, and then he reminded America again to be brave like they’ve always been to overcome the hard times (5 Speechwriting Lessons from Obama's Inaugural Speech, (n.d.).
Have you heard of the quote “The future rewards those who press on. I don’t have time to feel sorry for myself. I don’t have time to complain. I’m going to press on”? Most would have not, but you most definitely heard of the name Barack Obama. A now very successful man who I admire greatly. However, his life wasn 't without challenges, especially in his childhood. Obama had a very charred and challenged childhood. There were 3 major challenges in his life. Racism, betrayal and struggle. Today I wish to inform you about the challenges that faced the future 44th President of the United States of America, Barack Hussein Obama II.
When he had won, there was a large portion of people were not happy with the fact that their new president was a Black American and hence for this speech to be memorable and impactful, he needed to make us of different tools literary tools. He spoke with an encouraging tone and he spoke with
Through the use of invention, President John F. Kennedy, establishes a strong Ethos by using innovative methods of using Pathos to create an inspirational speech. The use of the current events to create emotional appeal toward his audience, as well as using simple words, were both very inventive as far as the potency of his speech goes. As mentioned earlier the arrangement of certain sections showed great flow, and the fact is the entire speech was organized fabulously. From creating a strong Ethos, he soothes an anxious audience bothered by the ambience of the events of their generations and then proceeds to acknowledge the many different people listening to his inaugural address by making certain vows. He then instills ambition and hope in his audience, and ends on a beautiful note stating that change is in the peoples’ hands. President Kennedy’s speech’s style was absolutely impeccable. Despite the speech’s length, the text was quite entertaining to listen to. This is because he, as many of our presidents have been, was a great public speaker. The delivery really influenced the style of his speech. His tone was always very steady and calm, but he would use his voice to emphasize certain terms without sacrificing clarity and articulation. His choice of terms, and how he said what he needed to say was very moving. Lastly, memory… having been elected president I'm 100% sure that
Obama’s use of a hopeful and promising tone along with the use of pathos, logos and ethos to appeal to the audience in a relatable and understanding way. Obama wanted to be the next president, but not just that he wanted change. In his speech he conveys that idea through his use of his
George Washington and Barack Obama had different views about how America would be like. On April 30, 1789 George Washington gave his inaugural speech and oathed to be the first president of the united states. On January 30, 2009 Barack Obama gave his inaugural speech. During George Washington speech senator William Maclay of pennsylvania remarked that George Washington looked agitated and embarrassed. During Obama's speech he looked confident and he acknowledge the crowd very well. They both thank god in their speeches but in different ways.