This way he connects to the audience, and in exchange, helps his statement of unity. Using various examples of parallelism, anaphora and refrain, Obama brands the theme of equality and togetherness in our country throughout the speech, vital to gain the respect of his audience. Obama recalls the ‘enduring strength of the constitution’ by delving into the past alluding to America’s allegiance to the Declaration of Independence by quoting “we hold these truths… that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness”. This expression clearly shows more ethos by reminding us that the quote of equality is of great importance today as it was the time it was written. In the light of Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” speech, which happened on the same exact day as this speech that year, President Barrack Obama connected his speech closely to Martin’s, both in the importance of unification and very similar in language and structure.
People who are elected as senators and possibly President, exhibit themselves as intelligent and authoritative. In the same way, Obama spirits the American values like change, future orientation, action/work orientation, and personal control over the environment (Kohls). For instanc... ... middle of paper ... ...ndividualism. Likewise, non American citizens might find it rude for him to break tradition by allowing a senator speak to the people of Berlin to gain political views. The discussion of Obama’s ethos and pathos addresses the larger matter of countries coming together, and combining our vigor and deficiency, to remake the world.
The origin of my essay is the victory speech of Barack Obama in 2008. The essay is an attempt to illustrate the correlation between discourse and politics in varies of aspects and perspectives. I hope the reader can enhance the skills of persuasive power in discourse. Since in the political views, nothing is coincident. We can use the persuasive power to assure the thing is going to the right track of your plan.
He attempts to win his audience over by the use of an ethical appeal in order to refer to his personal history and lend himself credibility. Obama connects to his audience and expresses to them that he is the one that is going to make proper changes to this great nation. As Obama climbs the ladder towards presidential success, he plans on taking the whole country with him. It is towards the closing of his speech that Obama eluded to Martin Luther king’s “I have a dream” speech as King’s dream was deeply rooted in the American dream just as Obama’s speech of “The American Promise” was deeply rooted in King’s dream. For it is this promise itself that constitutes Obama’s core idea of America and the fundamental key to
Obama implements a wide range of rhetorical strategies to emphasize the issue of unity and dignity Americans should hold highlighted in his inaugural address; through the use of anecdotes he demonstrated the social movements that formed our country, in addition he used examples to demonstrate the effect unity can have on the success of generations to come, by encompassing various forms of pathos he reaches out to the emotion and fe... ... middle of paper ... ...persuasion in his speech: anecdotes, rhetorical strategies, and calls to action. By having a progressive structure, first starting with the origins our country was founded upon, then having rhetorical strategies that would enlighten current issues in America, and lastly he gave calls to action for America to participate in. As for me, by the end of the speech I understood why as Americans we needed to work for a better nation as our nation was based upon unity and equality, and not to mention moving forward. Once again, Obama is widely recognized as one of the most persuasive and elaborate speakers of all time, and this was proved once again. Works Cited: Office of the Press Secretary.
Assuming that Mr. Bush wrote this speech, we can explore his persuasive ability by analyzing his speech and the website. Bush appeals strongly to his listener’s sense of value with the claim that freedom is “America’s greatest export.” In the lines that follow he emphasizes that he is interested in the prosperity of America. His appeal is extended when he describes schoolyards as becoming battlefields and alludes to the Ame... ... middle of paper ... ...olitics. The idea of the election is to sound the most charismatic and he takes one last opportunity to mention the “tarnished ideals” of America and give his vote of confidence in the last line, “We have a long way to go, but we start today. And I hope you’ll join me.” George W. Bush creates a compassionate and operative way of presenting the issues that he feels strongly about.
PAPA 501 6/8/10 As time passes it brings about the coming and going of the Presidents of the United States. It is important to learn from our past Presidents and take heed toward their future warnings, while embracing the demands of the current age. From the farewell address given by our first President George Washington, to the intentional policies of the current Administration, similarities and clear differences resonate throughout the administrations. President George Washington gave his farewell address to a growing nation, a nation that had hope for the future. With that hope it was in his address he attempted to warn the nation of perils that would fall upun them if the nessassacery precautions were not given enough attention.
Obama successfully persuaded the audience in a credible, emotional yet logical way. Obama’s speech was brilliantly put together to appeal to the audience in every way possible and to get his message across. Barack Obama crafted his speech to begin with an ethical appeal, which became the most effective appeal in order to establish character. Beginning with “We the peo... ... middle of paper ... ...eal issues that America is faced with. Obama successfully chose such a controversial topic like racism and supposed it with logical solutions.
"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.
Furthermore, in Obama's speech, he makes a reference to "hope for a better day","individual liberty", the restoration of "prosperity", the promotion of "the cause of peace", and equality amongst the citizens of the United States, the past elements are part of the concept of the American dream. To back up the past idea, at the end of the discourse, Obama mentions that he wants to "reclaim the American dream." To continue, The purpose of King's speech is to persuade. The aim is to introduce and explain the anti-segregation movemen... ... middle of paper ... ...ably wonderful vibration, because one can tell by the content of the speech that both leaders have the best intentions of creating a better future for their country. It is very important to mention that after all, one believes that King has achieved his dream of equality since racism is not a problem in a America anymore, such that the president of the United States is African-american.