Pathos, Logos, Ethos And Logos In Barack Obama's Speech

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In the beginning of the speech Barack Obama reflects back to where his parents and grandparents came from and what they did as their occupation. Obama shows pathos, logos and ethos many times throughout his 2004 keynote speech. He also spoke on why his mother and father gave him the name that they gave him. By doing so, Barack Obama showed pathos throughout the speech and got his audience to know him a bit before pursuing the Democratic Party to vote for John Kerry. He appeals to his audience by mentioning that his parents are both passed away, and from the look of things that did not stop him from standing where he was that day with pride and sadness: “They imagined me going to the best schools in the land, even though they weren't rich, …show more content…

Barack Obama is getting us to take a look into the future. He takes our mind to a journey to think of our values and our commitments as citizen of the United States of America. By voting for the right person we will not only be doing the right thing, but we will be doing the right thing for the generations to come. At the same time that this quote relates to logos it also consider it a form of pathos, Obama is getting us to think of our kids or even our future grandkids future if not our own. Barack Obama also showed credibility by quoting a part of the declaration that shows pride. Obama goes on and explains that our pride isn’t only in the height of our skyscrapers, the power of our military or the size of our economy. “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." This piece of the evidence goes to show that Barack Obama made his speech very credible by including something that everyone in the audience have knowledge to. He used the declaration of independence to explain American’s Pride. He used something every American can or could relate or have access to as a way to show credibility on the knowledge of what America stands for. It is our duty to take pride of the paths that we create in the United States of

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  • Analyzes how barack obama shows pathos, logos and ethos throughout his 2004 keynote speech and got his audience to know him before pursuing the democratic party to vote for john kerry.
  • Analyzes how barack obama was able to appeal to his audience emotionally and giving hope.
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