Both speeches will be discussed upon context and using ethos, pathos and logos consecutively. First of all, the Inaugural Address was the President Obama’s speech that was delivered to the crowds after the oath of office ceremony that took place at the West Front of the United States. It was a brief speech that captivated a lot of matters that concern the American citizens exclusively and the world inclusively. He divided his speech into different sectors which are citizens’ sacrifice, the idea of service, adopting changes, promise of wealth, government harmony and dignity. The language used in the speech mostly was flawless and applicable to the audience, who was the public, since he was using every day vocabulary.
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. He chooses to use emotions and values to allure the audience. The emphasis on prosperity and hard-working Americans take his campaign to a different level than his opponents, who are discussing policies and laws. Bush, who is pushing for conservative reform, heads off his campaign with a strong rhetorical argument and a well-developed ethos. If he is able to maintain this advantage and fix a few minor flaws in his approach, he will be well on his way to a seat in the Oval Office.
Lyndon B. Johnson effectively uses loaded diction, pathos, allusion, and quotes to relate this message to his citizens. He states, “The great phrases of that purpose still sound in every American heart.” In this statement, the former president uses loaded diction by alluding that the statement sounds in someone’s heart. Also, he uses pathos by referring to something by heart therefore making it both meaningful and emotional. Johnson perfectly marries the use of loaded diction and pathos in this sentence. Later, he alludes to the Constitution by using quotes.
Apart from infusing a sense of obligation in the crowd, Kennedy’s greatest element in his speech was the aptitude to arouse a feeling of esteem in the audience. Kennedy constantly uses phrases about freedom and sovereignty to remind the people they still are. “The heirs of that first revolution.” This dialect portrays America as a powerful and patriarch republic that possesses greater philanthropy of all the other nations around the world. Even though much of the address is fervent in tone, Kennedy devotes a large section of his topic to outline his ethos to all inhabitants of the world. JFK introduced the use of ethos at the inception of his address.
By delivering his inaugural speech, President Kennedy mentioned not only the American people, but also people from over the world including new states, old allies, and the Soviet Union. He also sought to inspire the nation after a long, divided election; to alleviate the growing fearful of drawn-out cold war, and to bless the hope for peace in the nuclear age. By using the extensive use of rhetorical devices, President successfully completed and fulfilled the goals of his speech. Therefore, after reading his inaugural speech, I strongly want to choose this speech to analysis for my research paper. I will analysis John F. Kennedy’s inaugural speech based on the idea of social cohesion about liberty, give evidence and number how this speech has influenced thousands of people based on its eloquence and persuasiveness.
Lincoln did not only argue for his point straightforwardly and list several reasons to support it, but also skillfully apply to audience's rising patriot emotion along with the speech. At the end os the speech, Lincoln successfully gave his audience the passion to keep on fighting the Civil War. By building up his audience's loyal and intensity feelings as well as the speech's climax at the same time, Lincoln's strong argument and expression let people realize and remember what was worth them to fight, the Union. By fully gaining people's minds and attention, Lincoln heartened his audience, touched their deep emotion, and won his audience's resonances with him and his idea that this war is still worth fighting. Lincoln's conquering of his audience's mentality starts at the very beginning of the speech, where he started with an allusion to build up the base of the emotion for the entire speech, the seriousness.
“Yes we can,” (Obama par. 29) the crowd chants; these three words speak to the audience just as Barack Obama anticipated them to. These are some of the most famous words ever spoken by President Obama and what his 2008 primary speech came to be known for, “Yes we can”. These are not the only words that the crowd responds to intensely, Obama plans out the rise and fall of every word, successfully demonstrating his control of character and charisma. In this speech Obama works to cement his place as a strong speaker and individual, traits desirable in a leader.
Also, the speech motivated millions and provided hope for the future in such a short amount of time. Obama truly appealed to congress and managed to also address the nation by relating common issues to situations anyone could relate to. I believe Obama’s State of Union address was flawless in the terms of his vocal variety, his content strength and the way he presented possible solutions to his audience. Obama starts off the address by bringing up his visit of the Andrews Air Force base where he welcomed some of the last troops who served in Iraq. This is important because it appeals to all the veterans and those affected by the war that they understood that the Iraq war was actually ending.
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