Indeed, it is the linguistic structure of the speech, its discourse, that is, that facilitated its resonating with people to this day, making it politically relevant. Discourse, as that exemplified by the excerpt above, is a bilateral activity involving a speaker, be it a political leader, an activist or a TV presenter hosting a political talk show, and its hearer. Among the two, the speaker is considered as more powerful in such a relationship, for only they control what and how the message is delivered. Language is one of the tools they can use for manipulation or persuasion. Accordingly, a receiver of a
Miranda first decided upon a rap/hip hop musical for the life of Alexander Hamilton after reading Ron Chernow’s biography in 2008, “late in the summer of 2008 Lin told me he wanted to write a hip- hop concept album about the life of Alexander Hamilton”. Many of the songs titles featured in Hamilton dictate an important event in his life, Helpless, Right Hand Man, The Battle of Yorktown. These songs tell the story of meeting his wife, Eliza, becoming the right hand man of George Washington, and the final battle against Britain for independence of which they won. All these songs occur in Act One and are relatively upbeat and the final song of Act One ends with one of the most important lines, “I am not throwing away my shot” and Hamilton alone on the stage with the rest of the cast above him on the set. Non-Stop is a song that Lin-Manuel states “He [Hamilton] will
Referencing to the historical “I Have A Dream” speech, held by Martin Luther King in Washington D.C., 1963. Martin Luther King’s speech focused on his experience with oppression because of his skin tone and ethnicity. In his speech, he says that his children and grandchildren should not have to experience the discrimination that he did, he preached of unity, an end to prejudice and an end to racism in the United States. By mentioning this highly memorable speech, Obama is referencing to a historical event, making use of the mode of persuasion known as ethos. He is appealing to experience; how much America has changed since that day in 1963 as a kind of evidence that they can do that again.
He also describes how the campaign started in the residences of common people, not in the halls of Washington. One effective strategy that Barack Obama does was to appear in touch and in tune with to all those who helped elect him. The emotional appeal of his audience and the abundance of the national colors red, white, and blue said more than words
Purv Chauhan Jack Geist English 108 February 16, 2018 Barack Obama victory speech Rhetorical Analysis “If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible - tonight is your answer.” (Obama, 2008). Barack Obama was elected president on Nov 5, 2008. He argues in his speech that whatever was going on in the country, it is going to change, it was a dawn of a new beginning. He begins by building his credibility by showing that others who doubted the people of his country, tonight was their answer, and telling an anecdote about a old lady who had seen the country progress. Ultimately at the end, he ends his speech strongly by making the audience say “Yes, we can”, and getting applauded by the audience.
How determinative and essential is opportunity in order to create a society that is accompanied by appropriate prosperity? At Barack Obama’s convention in 2012, Julian Castro gives an endorsing speech in which a series of convenient traits are included. Based on the previous question, an analysis of Castro’s way of addressing and rhetorical level will be composed in the following content. Castro’s interesting and appealing way of addressing his audiences will be taken into account as well. What is his intention and how does he attain it?
“Today I say to you that the challenges we face are real, they are serious and they are many. They will not be met easily or in a short span of time. But know this America: They will be met” (Obama). On January 20, 2009, former President Barack Obama stood at Capitol Hill and delivered his inaugural speech, in front of 1.8 million citizens, beginning his stint as the 44th President of the United States. During his speech, Obama claims the problems facing Americans as well as setting a notion explaining how he will solve the problems.
As a matter of strategy in presentation, he clearly has speech skills regardless of whether in meetings, formal functions, nor informal occasions. The message he was trying to convey was also able to attract the attention of the audience. He also has a language strategy by raising self-esteem, and using powerful language styles, especially the use of language styles that become important when speaking to people of different ages or their age. When seen during a campaign attended by Obama with autism children, he clearly uses gestures and soft vocals that are effective in delivering
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).
Citizens who have always participated in voting and have identified the importance of election have done more than just voting. Also, as the level of education and economic status of the population increase, it has become increasing difficult to limit the role of citizens to merely participating in election. A new behavioral pattern has emerged which is part of the modern political culture. This culture has allowed citizens to volunteer to the various political camps that they believe serves their interest. In the developed democracies most citizens are politically conscious.