President Obama’s “Statement on the Orlando, Florida Shooting” and President Trump’s “Remarks on Las Vegas Shooting” were the speeches that were analyzed. The purpose of these speeches were to call attention to the terrible massacres that occurred in the U.S. The devices found in the two speeches were allusion, anaphora, kairos, repetition, and metaphor. The two speeches contained similar devices, such as repetition and anaphora, however President Trump used metaphor and the persuasive appeal, Pathos, in order to get his point across and President Obama used allusion and kairos in order to get his point across. The purpose of President Obama’s speech was to acknowledge a shooting in a club in Orlando, Florida.
So when President Obama at the end of his speech begins to sing, “Amazing grace how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me; I once was lost, but now I’m found; was blind but now I see.” It is not the paper in front of him belting out those lyrics, nor is it the way he wrote them on the paper that somehow makes them come out of his mouth in song, but it is his connection to the people that makes this melodious decision. Clearly, the writing of the speech helped the President organize his thoughts, but in the end, his delivery made all the difference to the citizens of the United States. President Obama’s eulogy for Reverend Charles Pinckney was truly inspirational. The success of the speech with
Barack Obama Has a Way with Words Barack Obama’s “The Audacity of Hope” speech was given on July 27, 2004 as the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention. The speech made Obama further known in the world of politics, and a star among the Democratic Party. Though the description of presidential candidate John Kerry’s qualities makes Obama’s belief that Kerry will make the best president his obvious purpose, the quality of his speech boosted his career. Obama uses repetition devices, various sentence structures, and abstract language to create the strength and persuasive aspects of his speech. Obama’s use of repetition in his speech makes his praise of John Kerry more powerful and by using the same words in different contexts, he shows that his ideas are important and relevant to all people.
Rhetorical Analysis Obama Throught President Obama’s speech addressing gun control, Obama effectively uses both the appeal of ethos and repetition in order to persuade individuals into agreeing with him on the topic of tightening gun control. To begin with, in order to increase his credibility on the affair and in hopes of persuading his audience, Obama resorted to the use of ethos. This is seen when he states, ”I’m not on the ballot again. I’m not looking to score some points” (Obama 2). This line refers to the 2016 presidential campaign, and more importantly the fact that Obama will not be, and cannot run again.
It makes the electorate unaware of the government 's actions, which cuts down the amount of citizens fighting against Obama and his decisions. Secondly he uses Euphemisms during his approach to the war on terror. Obama vaguely describes events as “overseas contingency operations,” and “man-caused disasters,” so the citizens forget the threat which Islamic jihadist still impose on the country. He is not specifically stating which ‘operations’ and which ‘men’ are causing these ‘disasters’, creating an illusion for the citizens. These euphemisms are intentional in order to hide the facts which are well known amongst the government.
For instance, “we want our children to live in an America that isn’t burdened by debt, that isn’t weakened by inequality, that isn’t threatened by the destructive power of global warming (pg 2). Obama incorporates major issues in his acceptance speech that he plans to tackle in his last term. He establishes his mood on acting right away towards positively changing the course of these major issues. Also, Obama’s use of language further develops his claims, for he uses a lot of we and us, which shows that everyone in the United States is one driving force. Obama urges equal opportunity when he states, “you’ll hear the determination in the voice of a young field organizer who’s working his way through college and wants to make sure every child has that same opportunity (pg 2).” Obama emphasizes that background will not define one’s future.
What Brack is really saying is that his family is upset and so many feelings and thoughts are swirling around in all of their heads, and know those thoughts are coming out. He used this strategy to show the problem in more of a dramatic tone. Barack Obama also included personal anecdotes to convey his challenges, experiences, and goals in his memoir. He used this strategy to remember his father, childhood, and find his meaning as a black American. These stories are clearly shown in part one oragants.
By stating factual evidence, the author uses logos when he discloses the amount of money raised for the National Security Education Program. Using the rhetorical device ethos, in which the author is showing the reader that he is a credible source; Representative Rush Holt uses many means of this rhetorical device by mentioning our Presidents Barack Obama, George Bush Sr. and Paul Simon in his article. The author makes reference to Barack Obama, in using ethos, by stating his view on this issue and how we can better ourselves. “We should have every child speaking more than one language.” (Holt 1) Obama is persuading the government to enforce bilingual education at a young age. In addition, President Bush
On 19th June 2013 Barack Obama, who is the current president of America, held a speech in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. It brought thousands of people there and millions around the world in front of the televisions. Its purpose is to inform the world about the beginning of negotiations with Russia aimed at ending the two nations` Cold War military posture and a reduction of nuclear arms by up to one third. The American president starts the speech by simply saying "Hello Berlin!“ It is very friendly and warming, when a president of such a strong country does not behave cocky. This is a persuasive tactic, that 's why he uses "Hello Berlin!".
“My fellow citizens”, “our journey...” or several references to “American people” now and then are examples of this connection. On the other hand, Obama also addressed the speech to “all the other peoples and governments” who were watching or listening to him, as a friend of all nations. As far as this Inaugural Address is concerned, Barack Obama bears in mind the difficult task he has in front of him, he thanks everybody for the trust given to him and pays respect to the sacrifices made by the men that have gone before