A Rhetorical Analysis Of Obama's First Lady Michelle Obama

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First Lady Michelle Obama has always been one known for her inspiring speeches and her commitment to women’s rights. In Manchester, New Hampshire, she is seen once again standing up for women and for this country by opening the public’s eyes to disrespect Donald Trump has shown for us. Throughout the entire speech the three rhetorical appeals of pathos, ethos, and logos, are all used effectively and powerfully to get her message across. She mainly targets the audience of empowered women but she also addresses the effect that voting for Donald Trump will have for men and women. Through the rhetorical appeals and the tone, she sets for her audience, Michelle Obama campaigns for the presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Michelle Obama knows how to direct her speech at every single individual. Every person in the nation was targeted in her speech and she even …show more content…

And in this election, if we turn away from her, if we just stand by and allow her opponent to be elected, then what are we teaching our children about the values they should hold; about the kind of life they should lead? What are we saying?” (Obama) Through this quote, Michelle Obama has reinstated the ideas and belief that we need our nation to uphold, and by electing Donald Trump those beliefs will not be held. Ethos is strongly seen throughout her entire speech along with the other two rhetorical appeals. The last rhetorical appeal to look at in Michelle Obama's speech is the appeal of logos. When looking at logos the audience sees the logical side of the argument. Logos is one of the strongest appeals used in this presidential campaign speech. The best way to make a campaign speech is to use the logical example the audience can relate to and Michelle Obama perfectly represents that. She reminds the audience of what their country needs to be and how it needs to be run. In her speech she

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