He used dictions like “we're here”, “American Dream”, and “‘we're all in this together’” to establish a common ground that would further create a sense of unity between him and his audience. This goes hand in hand with a propaganda technique called the Plain Folks. Though he did take some credit for the appeal he created to ethos for being a former president, he mostly presented himself as an average person who shares similar values . For instance, when he was pointing some of Obama’s achievement and works, he stated,“I understand the challenge we face. I know many Americans are still angry and frustrated with the economy.
Someone with the unbiased mindset toward the two main political parties would be a much needed perspective for the next president. He would be as influential as he was over 300 years ago, and would join us in supporting one of America’s greatest goals: to be indivisible, with liberty and
The main idea of the speech he presented to onlookers at a church called Abyssinian Baptist Church, was to target the audience’s emotions. Using rhetorical devices, he was able to engage in their emotions; this method was very effective. His speech spoke about the international affairs happening around the 1960’s. Around this time, America was busy with the Cold War and secretly involved in the Vietnamese War. Another big issue in society was the inequality between minorities and whites.
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
He expressed his opinions to them about how he knew that their peace and personal security was endangered, his statement left people thinking. He explains his thoughts about how dissatisfied, he is about the countrymen and states that he will “Protect, preserve and defend it”. Abraham made all the protection within the laws and should be given to all the states. This gave the people more security and able to protect themselves even more and made the nation safer. This was a huge first step to the reason of how the Civil War ended antagonism and brought the nation together.
That we should end slavery and all the racism out there, to have a free and equal country again. In conclusion, Abraham Lincoln delivers a very persuasive speech due to his use of figurative language and utilization of pathos styled techniques. He uses these examples very well in his speech to persuade people to believe him when he says that these men that died in the battle of Gettysburg shouldn’t of died in vain, that they died for a reason, and that reason is that all men, no matter the race or religion, should be treated
Dawn McNeil-Bruce English 2100 Professor Andrews- Parker 10/21/15 The Rhetorical Techniques in “Letter from Birmingham Jail” The unjust treatment of African Americans have cause a significant amount of African American leaders to use different ways to advocate for racial equality. One very famous advocate was Martin Luther King Jr. On April 16, 1963, Dr. King had written a letter from Birmingham jail to eight clergymen towards racial equality. Martin Luther King Jr. had used this letter to convince the clergymen of the racial injustice towards African Americans. In order to persuade his audience Dr. King had used rhetorical devices to appeal to them. Martin Luther King Jr. uses an urgent tone to his
After having a probable goal which built in the repetition, JFK’s audience now had a path toward it. At the second place, JFK utilized two similar sentences “my fellow...ask not what...do for you...but what...can do for” to encourage Americans to contemplate what they could do for America. Besides let JFK’s words become pleasant to hear, the fluent conversion between two sentences also sublimed its level from person to society, and shifted its topic from America to the freedom
There is no doubt about the fact that Malcolm X believes in dealing with the dilemma of this racial prejudice in an aggressive manner. While reflecting back at his childhood, it seems that his beliefs and ideas are inspired by Marcus Garvey since his father himself was pro-Garveyism. Hence, most of Malcolm’s views at the moment are also seen to be revolving around the theory of separatism. To those who would listen, he has been preaching the idea of all white men being devils and how the blacks need to unite together to cause a revolt against their oppressors. And it is the fruit of all these ideas
Martin Luther King Junior's famous "I Have a Dream" speech brings forth a powerful message to the general public. His speeches are inspiring and command attention. Many people listen to him and use him as a source of hope to fight against racial issues. He is a symbol to African Americans as Wapshott stated, "Africans found a particularly poignant message in King’s plea for racial tolerance and his declaration that “the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination.”" His speech put forth the harsh realities African Americans face and wants to fight against them. King realizes that his people are wrongly treated and that they should not be put into separate schools and bathrooms just because of the color of one's skin.
He says, ““it would be a betrayal of everything Reverend Pinckney stood for, I believe, if we allow ourselves to slip into a comfortable silence again.” He goes on to state, “That’s what we so often do to avoid uncomfortable truths about the prejudice that still infects our society.” This is a call to action by the president for the nation to not forget about this incident. We cannot become quiet about this disaster as we have done for many others. Pinckney would want us to work towards eliminating this bias. The group singing of “Amazing Grace” was one of Obama’s uses of pathos. This has a unifying effect and makes the speech feel heartfelt.
He strategically used biblical and historical references to expose the reality that segregation, injustice, and racism still strongly existed in Birmingham. Though it was an open letter to all Americans, his intended audience was the eight white clergymen. He presented them with concise reasoning for why they too should take action, or face the dilemma of being immorally incorrect in their beliefs. King pointed out how they were uneducated in the civil rights issues which put them at risk for losing their credibility as ministers. At the same time King appealed to his broader audience of fellow black Americans to continue to stand together in unity because
This war was the beginning of it all, it created the United States, and it unified us as a country. Before the American Revolution, we were under strict British control. Yes, we had right, but they had to be granted to us. But that would all change post-war. Also the war inspired others, it changed the life’s of women, and it gave some power to more ordinary people, not just the elites and changed more of the social aspects of society.
President Barack Obama’s speech was very informative to those who watch the speech and those who thought it wasn’t interesting. President Obama and his associates guaranteed that the current year 's State of the Union location would be characteristic, and he conveyed on that guarantee. It was a somewhat unusual speech. Surprisingly committed to countering Republican possibility for president, unusually free and clever, and somewhere else extremely clever, leaving behind the tragic peaks of past locations for a wonky and clever however no less passionate request for civics and a superior governmental issues. I believe the objective of the speech, assistants said in reviews, would be for Obama to start to case his own legacy for the antiquarians.
We would lose the principle, attributes, and foundations in which our founding fathers established. Everything that America, Americans, and the world has is because of God. Thus, we should be thankful for the establishment of a government for America. Later on Rev Rod Cannon’s plea, he asks God for our nation to be prosperous and pleasing again. He sees that America is not still “one nation under God,” so he prays that