During a funeral for Reverend Clementa Pinckney, a Charleston shooting victim, President Obama delivered an influential eulogy. This eulogy turned out to be so powerful that it traveled throughout the internet and became known as one of Obama’s best speeches from the duration of his presidency. The speech resonated so well with many citizens because of its relatable content and connections to passionate issues in today’s society. The delivery of the eulogy played a gigantic part in its effectiveness to Americans as well.
“I get it. I know what it’s like.”(Obama 70) This piece of evidence succeeds at ethos because he
In 2015, a poll was taken from over 1500 National Education Association members, and more than 70 percent of those polled believed that standardized testing is not useful and helpful to students in developing any skills (Walker). Standardized tests have been taken since the early 1900s in many age groups. A standardized test is any sort of test that has both the same questions and the same answers to all people it is given to. They are usually given over wide areas, such as states or even whole countries, and can be used to see what knowledge a general population has gained from their educations. Some major standardized tests are the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and the American College Test (ACT). These tests are taken by people that are
This title will be used as an appeal to ethos for as long as she is giving speeches or for anyone who speaks of her. The sense of patriotism throughout her speech adds to this appeal as well when she makes statements such as “Because in this country, it’s never been each person for themselves. No, we’re all in this together. We always have been.”(CITATION NEEDED) Mrs. Obama also used pathos as a main rhetorical technique for her speech. It is used when she diminishes her own personal struggles after speaking of the challenges the CCNY student body have gone through. She
There has been a multitude of famous individuals that have changed the course of human history over the years. With their work being the source of inspiration of many to simply having a likeable, repeatable demeanor, there is no doubt that to be regarded in that special collective of individuals. One of the most famous civil rights leader that advocated for 13 years, Martin Luther King Jr., discertation called, “The Purpose of Education,” that brings awareness to the importance of education and its overall relevance in tepid year of 1947. Dr. King brings clarity to his opinion in the beginning of his paragraph stating, “It seems to me that education has a two-fold function to perform in the life of man and in society: the one is utility and
He says “ Starting today, we must pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and begin again the work of remaking America.” I think it was smart of Obama to put this in his speech because its very positive for americans to hear that. This section stood out to me because i like the fact that he's not telling the people to panic, he's basically saying stop crying, get up and do something about it.
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.).
I am honored to be among the representing students who are being considered for the Glidden-Ralston National Honor Society. During my life there has been some obstacles and gaps in our community. Everyone is limited to their surroundings and react bad to the things we don’t understand sometimes. Since my life has not been simple, it has developed my character and given me the opportunity to be on National Honor Society. National Honor Society is a great organization that recognizes the outstanding high school students. Glidden-Ralston has a great National Honor Society organization, and it would be a huge honor to be a part of. National Honor Society resembles scholarship, service, leadership, and character, and I believe that I have all of these qualities and would surely represent Glidden- Ralston National Honor Society.
“It is my belief that all young people have the ability to achieve at high levels, and it is our responsibility to ensure that they do… This includes having high expectations for students to succeed academically, socially, in their college and career pursuits, and in life”
It was a chilly Friday morning at Sandy Hook Elementary School; students eager to learn. Around 9:30 am, teachers heard gun fire in the hallway. Immediately, the teachers scattered to get their children to safety. The teachers, pushing them into the bathroom, shoving them in closets, or even hiding them in cabinets. Still, if someone was to enter the room, they would do their best for them not to be able to get to the children. This tragic event that led to Obama speaking to this country was obviously the Sandy Hook shooting in Connecticut, which took place December 14, 2012. The purpose of this speech is to speak for those who died, and for the parents or friends that are still here. Sandy Hook was a very heart breaking tragedy that many innocent families and friends had to go through that December morning and the mourning in the weeks to follow. President Obama’s speech was a very moving and powerful speech in a time of devastation because of the rhetorical devices he uses like great word choice, anaphora, and metaphors, and others including ethos, pathos, and logos.
Barack Obama appeals to ethos by sharing his stories of slacking off in school. “I know – because I didn’t always have it. I wasn’t always the best student when I was younger; I made my share of mistakes. In fact, I can still remember a conversation I had with my mother in high school, when I was
Ethos is used to create credibility. In order to show he empathizes with the students, President Obama uses ethos. He says “I know that feeling.” (Springboard 71) when the topic of getting up in the morning comes up. This is one example of many where President Obama uses ethos. He uses ethos again when he says “I get it. I know what it’s like.” (Springboard 71) to show he understands the struggles of failure in school and staying
In conclusion, by utilizing the rhetorical devices of the appeal of ethos and repetition, President Obama was able to deliver a strong speech on gun control, and achieve his goal of persuading individuals to join him on the road to strengthening laws on gun
The 2010 speech “Back to School” by president Barack Obama used certain rhetorical techniques, while keeping a more casual tone. The use of logos gave insight to the effect of education already in America. Ethos used many personal examples of his family. While pathos gave the audience a connection to him and his own experiences as a student. Although, the motivational aspect of this speech would only apply to a certain type of student, it was effective in the area it was intended.
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