The American dream is a striving constant through this country’s history because of the unyielding power of hope. As his predecessors would tackle for the American dream, Obama promises to be the change in American history and promises to create a better future for the generations to come. “The American Promise” remarks of Barack Obama is a speech told in the Democratic National Convention Thursday, August 28th, 2008 Denver, Colorado. This speech has a serious positive impact on the American people. Obama attempts to convey a speech to his audience that our country is one powerful and successful hand.
On January 20, 2009, President Obama was officially inaugurated and sworn in as the forty-fourth president of the United States of America. The tradition of being inaugurated requires the president to give a speech about the goals they want to reach during their presidency. The president must make a speech that appeals to the audience while being professional. Rhetoric is a useful strategy to utilize in speech making. Obama uses rhetoric to achieve presenting his message of creating hope and change together in America while fixing the economic and social challenges and issues left behind from the previous president.
Inauguration of a President is a grand occasion in America. This is held often in January after the previous office holder is removed from office due to the expired term of the previous President. At this induction, the new President, after taking the oath into office, gives his inaugural address in front of the nation. Inaugural addresses tell what the newly inducted President will do for his term. Presidents state the important parts of why they were chosen and what they will attempt to complete to better the nation, and lead it efficiently.
For example, within this speech he uses signs of antithesis, a lot of metaphors, and some pathos to go along with the other devices/features that can be found within his speech. During the year of 1961, John F. Kennedy's inaugural speech was given to the public in order to inspire and provoke the American population to action. He uses extensive use of various rhetorical devices to fulfill the goal of his speech. JFK uses antithesis in order to capture the attention of his audience and also to help show what he will do as president. JFK states that his election "symbolizes an end as well as a beginning" and how it "signifies renewal as well as change".
The traits and dreams of people in the Revolutionary Period were reflected in the lives of influential leaders such as Benjamin Franklin. At this time in history, the American Dream was certainly beginning to be well known. The dream of freedom and the pursuit of happiness were some of the basic traits in this American Dream. As people were striving for newfound freedom and happiness, they were driven by the prominent leaders of the time period, an example being Benjamin Franklin. Franklin had a very unique dream and it inspired many people.
In the prologue, he discusses in great detail virtually every major political issue facing the American electorate today, offering his opinions and possible strategies for reform. “My motivation in entering politics was to cut through decades of polarizing partisanship and develop a moderate, effective approach to our government.” (Barackopedia.org). Obama notes that this same impulse, an impulse of a secure, functional and sustainable administration, prompted him to write The Audacity of Hope. During the co... ... middle of paper ... ...or the people of his same country, the United States of America. In my opinion, he is a rare politician who has bold, innovative policies, and a man such as this running for office would ensure such great things for our country.
Public speaking skills are very important to anyone that aspires to be a politician. Barack Obama, the president of the United States, is known for being a very good public speaker. In fact, Richard Greene of the Huffington Post ranked Barrack Obama as “America's third greatest presidential orator” (Greene). Throughout this paper, I will be analyzing the speech delivery and the organizational structure of Barrack Obama. The specific speech that I will be analyzing is the speech given by President Obama at the 2012 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner.
"Yes We Can" Rhetorical Analysis Of Obama's Victory Presidential Speech In 2008. Ahmed Negmeldin Abdeltawwab University Of Science And Technology, Zewail City. "Our stories are singular, but our destiny is shared, and a new dawn of American leadership is at hand. "(EternalMedia, 2008) Those words are from Obama's aspiring, and emotional speech. Following the victory establishing trust and gathering all the factions of the citizens around the president was a necessity.
In Barack Obama’s “Address to the People of Berlin,” the former senator calls to action for countries to unite, by using the rhetorical methods of pathos and ethos. Obama’s establishes his ethos through American values, and foreign traditions; along side Obama’s pathos gives an essence of humor, building bridges, and sustaining his descriptive information, while these rhetorical devises work pieces of them hinder his argument. To begin with, Obama establishes his various types of ethos throughout his entire speech. Looking at Obama’s credibility from the United States perspective he is a senator and a candidate for Presidency. People who are elected as senators and possibly President, exhibit themselves as intelligent and authoritative.
Kennedy’s usage of “we” rather than “I” gives the audience a sense that they exist as part of something big, perhaps a family, while portraying Kennedy as a people’s president who desires to be a “person in the crowd.” Throughout his address, Kennedy establishes pathos mainly by appealing to American patriotism, a significant concept during the Cold War period in which Americans needed a jingoistic spirit to succeed. By reminding his audience of their forefathers and instigating parallels between “the first revolution” and the present generation, “born in this century, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace, proud of our ancient heritage,” the president grasps the attention of the audience. He even stresses the value of liberty and this generation’s dedication to the survival of that value to rou... ... middle of paper ... ...very once in a while to maintain the formality of the speech and to convey imperative messages to his audience. Interchanging between the short sentences and the lengthy sentences grabs the audience’s full attention, permitting Kennedy to most persuade them that he qualifies for his position as U.S. President. Hence, through various rhetorical strategies, Kennedy achieves his purpose of gaining the spectators’ favor through stressing major current events that concerned the American people.