44th President, Barack Obama, in his speech, Inaugural Address, addresses where we are as an economy. Obama’s purpose is to let the audience know that our nation is in crisis and there are things that need to be done. He adopts an informational tone in order to express the importance of the nation and the necessity of making our country an improved place for our future children. Obama builds his credibility with convincing facts and statistics, incorporating fear, and successfully employing emotional appeals. Obama begins his Inaugural Address by acknowledging that our economy is badly weakened and our collective failure to make tough choices and prepare the nation for a new age.
Introduction While responding to a controversy that endangered his presidential campaign, Barack Obama delivered a speech many consider to be one of the greatest ever given on the topic of race. The speech, titled A More Perfect Union, was delivered during the democratic national convention on March 18, 2008, in Philadelphia. The response was relatively positive. In the speech, Obama illustrates his involvement in and passion towards the racial makeup of America, however the reason for this speech is not shown until he mentions his former pastor, Jeremiah Wright. In the weeks prior to the speech, Wright, an outspoken pastor, accused the government of committing hateful acts against black Americans.
I have brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, uncles and cousins, of every race and every hue”(Obama 462). Obama mentions a lot from his past, wanting his audience to get a sense of his perspective on the idea of how he viewed racial inequality and the struggles he had to face growing up with a much diverse family. The use of pathos or emotional appeal in Obama’s speech “A More Perfect Union”, is one of the crucial keys on making his essay so powerful to show the makeup of racial
President Trump used the power of pathos throughout his speech to appeal to the patriotic society of America, and relate to the average American. In turn, introducing the idea of “America first” led to him appealing to ethics (Ethos) by revisiting his accomplishments during his first year in office. Since the beginning of President Trump’s candidacy, he has introduced a newly found sense of patriotism. “If you work hard, if you believe in yourself, if you believe in America, then you can dream anything, you can
Readers analyze the speech as an essay that appeals to the common American and is a speech that makes them feel connected to the president and politics. Finally, President Obama handiness with select words allows him to draw the listener in and capture their attention. It also shows that even though that he won the the presidency he will not show off, but will continually work to make America better place than it ever
and his I Have A Dream speech. They both talked about race and how we shouldn't be judged by a physical appearance and we should worry about bigger things and not so much on the little things in life. He worked hard to try and get equality for all and make America more respectful and make it a great place to live. He knew he would have problems going into this campaign because he was African American and of the racist remarks reverend wright had said and wanted to say that he wasn't agreeing with anything the rev. Had to say about race and being Anti-American he wanted to prove America wrong and that he could be this country's next president.
Barack Obama’s campaign and the succeeding election was the answer to all necessities in the country. During his speech Obama gets the viewers attention with his moving pathetic appeals, and the use of historical figures and past events to help accept the importance of the moment and his use of “Yes We Can” as a appearance of ethos to describe the country. When Barack Obama’s speech started the pathetic appeals began immediately, he tries to relieve the perception of America as numerous entities regarding of color, race, or religion. By this he wants to appoint a united America. The reason for this is to try to unify the United States after the certain period of isolation, as when
He says “ Starting today, we must pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and begin again the work of remaking America.” I think it was smart of Obama to put this in his speech because its very positive for americans to hear that. This section stood out to me because i like the fact that he's not telling the people to panic, he's basically saying stop crying, get up and do something about it. There are a few metaphors that i noticed in his speech. One of the metaphors is he compares the state of the nation to a stormy sea. Usually when i think of a stormy sea the sky is black with lightening, the waves are huge and it's raining hard.
His wife, Hillary, and himself, “come as parents, as husband and wife, as people who were your neighbors for some of the best years of their lives,” (Clinton 1) to portray he is also a citizen of America, as the audience themselves. This connection promotes trust and by using an asyndeton, he enforces an idea that no one job he talks as is more important than another. He holds all people of the