Analyse the Speech of Barack Obama Essay

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In this essay I am going to compare and contrast the speeches of Barack Obama (‘Yes we can’) and Martin Luther King (I have a dream). When we talk about 'language', sometimes we mean speech (spoken language), sometimes writing (written language).Do you think is there any difference between spoken language and written language? Of course, speech is spoken and heard, while writing is written and read. There are many types of spoken languages such as news report, interview, speech, debates and conversations. In the spoken word, a speaker has more ability to engage the audience psychologically and to use complex forms of non-verbal communication whilst written language tends to be more complex and complicated than speech with longer …show more content…
In addition, this repetition hammers it into the mind and links it with powerful and positive emotions of people. He uses powerful repetition and list of three to grab audience attention. This is shown where he state ‘’Yes we can to justice and equality, Yes we can to opportunity and prosperity, Yes we can heal this nation and Yes we can repair this world, Yes we can.’’ This tremble audience mind and feels more confident to achieve. Also, Obama uses the unity word “we” repeatedly throughout the speech. This is intended to show that Obama is the leader of the team yet more importantly he is still part of the team.
‘’I Have a Dream” by Martin Luther King is one of the most memorable speeches of all time. Martin Luther King was a civil rights activist who actually made a difference in the country. He transformed American society from a fake democracy into one in which all people can participate and achieve. The key message in the speech is that all people are created equal, it is not only the case in America at the time but also Martin Luther King felt it must be the case for the future. He argued passionately and powerfully to convey the messages to
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