Barack Obama Presidential Nomination Acceptance Address, Rhetorical Analysis By Migion Booth President, Barack Obama, in his speech, “Democratic Convention Presidential Nomination Acceptance Address,” discusses and implies his reason of becoming Americas next President. Obama’s purpose is to convey the idea that he can become the next President, by recognizing what the past Presidents did and what change he can do as the next one. Obama uses a hopeful and promising tone along with the use of pathos, logos, and ethos to appeal to the audience in a relatable way. Obama begins his speech by the use of pathos by acknowledging the hardships of the Americans. “Tonight, more Americans are out of work and more are working harder for less.
Obama used anaphoras in his speech to persuade his audience that “we” are in this together. Furthermore, President Obama’s first inaugural speech contained patriotism, allusions, and anaphoras to appeal to the effect of pathos. His diction helps to persuade his audience that he is understanding and emotionally connected to the situation that America has been in and the importance of sticking to the ideas that our founding fathers have implemented thus far in America’s
“Words can inspire, and words can destroy. Choose yours well.” - Robin Sharma. In 1787, a convention was held to determine the efficiency of a debatable Constitution discussed by the delegates. Benjamin Franklin, having represented Pennsylvania, then presented a speech regarding his position on the topic, declaring his agreement to it in spite of his uncertainty on whether or not it will result in negative consequences in the future. His diplomatic skills were enhanced with great effort that implies his ambitions to leave a positive impact on the listeners and win their approval.
A Rhetoric Analysis of Metaphors used in the Speeches examines the emergence of morality in the Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s electoral speeches. It attempts to uncover underlying discursive literal and metaphorical structures in her presidential campaign discourse. The researcher’s goal is to verify whether or not Hillary Clinton introduces herself as a progressive leader who embraces all nurturing moral values that are assumed by Lakoff (2004). The abstract nature of values such as care, fairness, health care, education and the like necessitates the use of literality and metaphors which provide an incite for their conceptualization. On the one hand, the investigation is based on a semantic point of view that relies on an application of Lakoff’s (1996) Family based models of political morality which include the Nurturing Parent and the Strict Father models.
In President Roosevelt’s speech, there are multiple rhetorical devices that can get a point across. Using these rhetorical devices, the audience may be able to become swayed by the main message being expressed. The goal of a speech is to catch the audience’s attention greatly and persuade them to gain similar beliefs on whatever is being spoken of. In Roosevelt’s speech, the mood expresses a ray of hope yet a feel of strictness. One rhetorical device used by Roosevelt is personification.
Samuel Adams’ second wife was a good manager and managed to get him into the Continental Congress. Here, he got good connections and got into really important groups. This sent his political career to a whole new level. A couple of key events in his political run were the signing of the Declaration of Independence, and the many political meetings where he heard many of Benjamin Franklin’s renowned speeches. These events were important because they revitalized the patriotic movement when it was dying out.
Considering the state that the country was in after the attacks, the presentation of this speech may have seemed an almost necessary thing to do for the president. However, the use of rhetoric goes above and beyond the basic presidential speech, it enables a connection with the American people on a personal level. Overall, we will never forget the events of that day, but we will especially remember how we pulled together as a nation, and how President Bush’s speech aided that feeling of
During a funeral for Reverend Clementa Pinckney, a Charleston shooting victim, President Obama delivered an influential eulogy. This eulogy turned out to be so powerful that it traveled throughout the internet and became known as one of Obama’s best speeches from the duration of his presidency. The speech resonated so well with many citizens because of its relatable content and connections to passionate issues in today’s society. The delivery of the eulogy played a gigantic part in its effectiveness to Americans as well. President Obama’s eulogy contained beyond relatable content and various connections to the issues racking society’s bones today.
Considering the impact of deliberative rhetoric on the modern democracy and the US political course we should recall the events of the presidential campaign of 2008 and the elections, during which Barack Obama was elected as the 44th president of Unites States of America. Due to the competition between John McCain and Barack Obama, the last candidate won the election with the support of the democratic party and 52.93% of the votes given for his support. The question could be arisen at this point “With regards to the efforts of the democratic party’s propaganda, is the free deliberative rhetoric is beneficial to the functioning of a democracy considering the recent course and outcome of elections?” Yes, because the rhetoric used by Obama during the presidential campaign has affected the outcome of the
His use of the Bible creates authority, but it also inspires people to desire change and gives them hope for a better future. Although Mark Antony and Martin Luther King Jr. desired different outcomes, they used the same tools and ideas to bring about change. Using rhetoric enables the author to inspire the audience to think a different way or open their eyes to a new viewpoint. This artistic aspect of writing can inspire thousands; through persuasive speech, revolutionary change can be brought