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.
“Nobody cares how tough your upbringing was. Nobody cares if you suffered some discrimination. And moreover, you have to remember that whatever you 've gone through, it pales in comparison to the hardships previous generations endured - and they overcame them.” (Obama 6) In the speech Obama had presented at the graduation class of 2013 at Morehouse College, he wants them to remember their struggles and be able to overcome them to do what is right. Obama uses a lot of rhetorical appeal such as pathos, such as the fact that he did not have a father figure in his life, yet he reached the top position in the country after years of hard work and support from his single mother, and grandparents. The second most effective rhetorical appeal is ethos,
In this negative tone throughout his speech, he uses the metaphor that “All the President sees from the veranda of the white house is a shining city”. If Reagan were to go out into the not so shiny communities within the U.S. he would see that the people were hurting. If he were to see a woman that was being denied help she needed to feed her family just because of a tax break or a mistle the U.S. couldn't even afford then he may realize how messed up the country really was. This displays Cuomo’s opposing opinions and negative thoughts on how the U.S. was
Mr. Agosto appealed to his audience by asking rhetorical questions and providing real life examples that the audience could visualize and think about. Mr. Bailey appealed and related to his audience in a similar way in that he bridged
These stories are clearly shown in part one oragants. One story in this selection is when Obama first danced with his father, he explains how it felt when his father and him first bonded. The purpose of using this strategy is to explain the real feelings and thought in that particular part of their
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. For example, “It’s the hope of slaves sitting around a fire [...] the hope of immigrants setting out for distant shores; the hope of a young naval lieutenant [...] the hope of a millworker’s son [...] the hope of a skinny kid with a funny name [...].” In this passage, the repetition of “the hope” applied to descriptions of different situations conveys the idea that everyone needs hope, and that America is a country built on hope. Obama also uses anaphora to drill certain ideas into the audience’s minds. When he says “John Kerry believes [...] John Kerry believes [...] John Kerry believes [...] And John Kerry believes [...],” it creates the clear picture that John Kerry has many positive ideas to better the country, and therefore compels the
The 44th and first African American President, Barack Obama, in his Inaugural Address, promotes a call to action. Obama’s purpose is to express his gratitude for his opportunity to become president and discuss his plans for economic advancement. In order to reach the American people of the U.S., Obama adopts a serious and thought-provoking tone to urge them to support his plans for advancement. During this time of economic crisis, Obama clearly conveys to the American people through his use of metaphor, allusion, and anaphora, that it is time to take a stand and make a change in America. Throughout his speech, Barack Obama’s use of metaphor allows the audience to make powerful connections and conclusions; therefore, persuading them to support his plans.
United States president, George Bush, in his nation-wide speech, “9/11 Address”, establishes himself as an American citizen as well. Which encounters to make his speech powerful in many of the people’s eyes. As president, Bush is influencing Americans and terrorist by letting them know with warning and threat they will regret what they have done. Bush’s speech makes the audience feel rapport with the citizens as the following was quoted, “..we stand together to win the war against terrorism..”, “I ask for prayers for all who grieve, for the children whose worlds have been shattered.” While observing Bush’s speech he sees himself as one of the own citizens and not as the superior president. Bush is efficiently damaged and affected in the same circumstances.
The 44th President, Barack Obama in his Inauguration Speech he talked about the changes that were going to be made in the United States and the current events that are going on. He explained the thing he is going to do to fix it. Obama’s purpose of this speech was to talk about how we as a country are in trouble. America as a whole is going downhill and it needs to be changed around.The audience that he is giving this speech to is the previous Presidents of the United States, the other people he is addressing this to are the people of the United States. The devices that I used are ethos, patriotism, and pathos.
Introduction On September 4th, 2012, the First Lady Michelle Obama gave a speech about the values of the American Dream. Within her speech she talks about her past and how she shares the same values as the president of the United States of America - her husband, Barack Obama. She talks about why she is proud to be an American and why being the First Lady has changed her life forever. A main focus in the speech is how The American Dream is partly about working to not only make one's own life better, but also to work in order for children and grandchildren of the future to have better opportunities. Viewpoints Within the speech delivered by the first lady of the United States there are numerus viewpoints presented in her Speech, mainly about Michelle Obamas "previous life" and the virtues she was taught by her parents.