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Michelle Lavaughn Robinson Obama is not only a lawyer and a writer but was also the first African-American first lady of the United States of America from 2009 to 2017 as the wife of former president Barack Obama . In 2020 Michelle Obama was the keynote speaker on the first night of the Democratic National Convention where she acknowledged the situation the US was in and why Donald Trump was not fit to be president and strongly urged the American civilization to vote for former vice president, Joe Biden. The main forms of appeal in this speech are pathos and ethos. She appeals to pathos through personal stories, experiences, but also criticism related to Donald Trump, and she builds ethos by highlighting the …show more content…

We’d secured the right to health care for 20,000,000 people. We were respected around the world, rallying our allies to confront climate change. And our leaders had worked hand-in-hand with scientists to help prevent an Ebola outbreak from becoming a global pandemic.”(p.2 , l. ) As well as ethos, Michelle Obama also uses pathos as one of her forms of appeal. She also utilizes pathos when speaking about national tragedies, “And here at home, as George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and a never-ending list of innocent people of color continue to be murdered, stating the simple fact that a Black life matters is still met with derision from the nations highest office.” (p. 2-3, l. ) Speaking to the empathy of the American people indirectly both using irony to criticize Donald Trump and urging them to vote for a president that will provide leadership instead of a total lack of

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