Fighting for equality was a relevant theme in early America; however, fighting was only half the struggle, once you won what happened next was up to the leaders of the new system. In Abraham Lincoln’s speech “ The Second Inaugural Address”, America is nearing the end of the civil war and Lincoln explains what should happen next as their victory approaches. Through the use of rhetorical strategies such as diction, allusion, and syntax the audience connects to Lincoln and his statements while understanding the great capability of America. Throughout Lincolns Speech he often times alludes to references the general population knows about so they can connect to him and his statements while receiving a greater knowledge of his purpose.
Rhetorical Analysis In April 30, 1789, President George Washington gave his inaugural address in Wall Street, New York. Beginning with the words, "...summoned by my country whose voice I can never hear but with veneration and love..." Washington uses personification as he describes the American people that called out for him for his help and his being in office as the whole country with nothing but positivity. The country had just voted for him, not to mention the 69 presidential electors.
“I Have a Dream” is a great speech. The author, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. -- known for his work in the Civil Rights movement during the 60s – just openly addresses the nation on the state of Negro affairs. The purpose of the speech is to stimulate change and rekindle a battered flame in both black and white denizens’ of the United States. With this in mind, he makes it known that those who truly want it must accept change in a non-violent way. When it comes to the audience, the demographic of whom he means to address is very general; however, given the speech was presented in Washington, it is a possibility that the main goal was to reach law and policy creators who work within the nation’s capital.
I'll briefly account of the immigration reform (Immigration Accountability Executive Action) passed by President Barack Obama on November 20th, 2014. I'll then explain how this reform will be affecting people, and who these people are. Lastly, I'll analyse the opposing views on the issue, and discuss, if the reform is a suitable solution to the dilemma which is illegal immigration in the United States. The Clarification of the Reform There are approximately
Using interpersonal diction to establish a sense of unity and aphorisms to carry out the perception of wisdom, he was able to develop his hortatory tone and inspire the citizens of his nation to unite in a cause that will make, not only themselves, but also their nation ineffable to the whole
Rhetorical Situation Exigence Answer: Obama went to Alabama to speak at the historical site where the Selma marches took place 50 years prior, on March 25th, 1965. Quote: “There are places, and moments in America where this nation’s destiny has been decided….. Selma is such a place….. We gather here to celebrate them.”
Compare how the speakers (JFK and Tim Collins) shape their language to create a sense of voice The inaugural speech, presented by John F. Kennedy, and the ‘Eve of battle’ speech, presented by Tim Collins, can both be analysed for the similarities and also differences, comparing how the speakers shape their language specifically to create a sense of voice. The instantly recognisable difference between the two texts is the genre. The speech by John F. Kennedy (JFK) is his inaugural address.
Imagine, a man with a tall hat going up to the podium. The words coming out of his mouth increases the audience inspiration every second. Abraham Lincoln had a way with words, his best being shown through the Second Inaugural address and the Gettysburg address. Furthermore, these two documents had a special meaning at that time as well as today. The documents will be presented in a manner of similarities and differences, through purpose, syntax and rhetorical devices.
John F. Kennedy's Inaugural address made good utilization of a plethora of rhetorical devices to get his message and his goals across to his audience.
To begin with, Lincoln starts out with diction. He uses diction as one of the ways he ties in with the people to persuade them. He uses the words “trust”, and “hope”. In paragraph 1, he states, ”... I trust, reasonably satisfactory and encouraging to all.
Whereas, Obama’s plan was not a mandated requirement, but there would be an offer of a subsidy to allow Americans to purchase insurance. In the end, Obama won the primary and challenged Republican John McCain in the general election. Obama declared on the campaign trail that health care reform was one of his top four priorities if he won. In November of 2008, Senator Barack Obama defeated Senator John McCain to win the presidency (Jacobs,
In the speech, he states that when the occasion arrives, he will use his presidential power, to the fullest. The speech responded to any doubt or worry Americans had. Choosing a president was still a relatively new concept, during that time. He essentially makes a promise to the people, in which they can rely on him to be a leader and representative
David A. Frank’s rationale for conducting the research was centered around the idea that eulogies responsible for persuading people on the national level should determine circumstances which require additional policies. This idea was based on two particular speeches of president Obama’s following mass shootings in Tucson and Newtown. The key areas of research Frank contributes to are in the functions of national eulogies, diction in epideictic dialogue, as well as diplomatic approaches in advocating policy making. A key theoretical concept strengthened by this research is that presenting a base for policy change is required in epideictic speech for societies to advance. In this case, Frank uses gun control as an example for the premise of policy building.
President Obama in his first inaugural address in 2009 calls for a “new era of responsibility.” In his speech president reminds Americans about their heritage and describes challenges that the United States as a country is facing and will face in the following years. He calls for a unity and support in the fight for a world peace and “recreation of America.” President Obama starts his inaugural address with a claim that America is “in the midst of crisis.” He distinguishes few challenges that the country is facing: economic crisis, war, health care, education and environment.
Former president Barack Obama, in order to regain voters after a huge controversy during his 2008 presidential campaign regarding things his pastor said used numerous rhetorical strategies to persuade his voters. Obama had to persuade his voters to stick with him. Obama used repetition, allusion and many others to get his point across to the audience. In his speech in which he is talking on racism and cultural differences he uses repetition to further emphasize his point.