Michelle Obama's Speech Rhetorical Analysis

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“American high schools are a disaster”. High schools in America are described as the major issue in USA’s education system. High school students in America score are well below the average international score, which is worrying for a country like USA. But what is holding back American teenagers? Everything seems to be up for grabs for American high school students, which reflects the First Lady’s speech at an education event with DC High School Sophomores. DC High School have since the First Lady and Barack Obama’s last visit improved a lot, and the First Lady congratulates them and whom there is responsible for the improvement. In her speech she explains what the future might bring, and what the president is trying to do. One of the first things Barack Obama did, according to Michelle Obama, was to…show more content…
By referring to her own life story she uses pathos. She speaks about her experience with her education. She talks about her thoughts and feelings, which was running through her mind during this period of time. She exposes her feelings to the audience and is therefore appealing to her audience with pathos. The speech she makes is at a multicultural high school and therefore I believe it is important to use pathos as a form of appeal, because many of these students possibly have a similar background as Michelle Obama. The direct receivers of this speech is sophomores at the education event with DC High School Sophomores, but the point of this speech is to appeal to all students in America. The receivers are young people, and therefore she probably have to adjust her language otherwise it could possibly seem a bit superficial for some of the young people. As a result the student would in all likelihood be more accommodating towards her message. “Let me tell you, I’m thrilled to be back here at the Columbia Heights 5 Education Campus. How many of you guys were here when the President and I
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