Obama uses this type of rhetoric to energize the American people. So, after watching/hearing the speech they come away imbued with a fresh sense of nationalism. The spirt of the nation in 2004 was bleak, people were/are terrified of terrorism, but 14 years ago the wound of 9-11 was still fresh and bleeding. The divide between republicans and democrats had hardened more than it had in the past. It was time for the people to unite and Obama saw that, and used demonstrative rhetoric in an attempt to get Americans to see they needed to be united in the
In Obama's speech he wanted all schoolchildren to try to work hard, so they can have a good future. His call of action stated that, “So I expect all of you to get serious this year. I expect you to put your best effort into everything you do. I expect great things for each of you. So don’t let us down,” (Obama 35). Obama want als schoolchildren to succeed and he does not want anything to affect them so they can help their future and other people's future. Obama use of
Barack Obama's powerful diction creates hope for the future of the United States with word choices such as “continue,” “shifted” and “ambitions.” Barack’s shift from informal to formal diction constructs an image of unity through the usage of simple, personal pronouns, such as “we” and “us.” The shifts from informal to formal and back appeal to the emotions of the audience because they feel as if Obama is talking directly to them. His allusions to the Bible are sentimental because when he says "the God given promise that all are equal, all are free, and all deserve a chance to pursue their full measure of happiness" he creates a bond between himself and his audience. His words have a motivating connotation that appeal to both logos and pathos. The way in which Barack Obama presents his ideas allows his audience to have confidence in him and his role as president.
John F. Kennedy’s inaugural speech is certainly one to remember. It’s memorable not for its length, but for the effective content that it beholds. He entices readers by the use of strong rhetoric techniques. His inaugural analyzes style of writing, such as diction, tropes, schemes, and syntax, and applies the concept of it effectively throughout the speech. A reader performs rhetorical analysis to examine how authors attempt to persuade their audiences by looking at the various components that make up the art of persuasion. Moreover, it is most essential to be able to understand the relationship among the speaker, subject, and audience, which President Kennedy adequately exploits in his speech.
Using rhetorical jujitsu, he reframes Republican arguments into a context that ensures that his own policies appear very strong. His opponents in the audience were often at a loss, never confident in whether or not they should applaud. Paul Ryan, visible throughout, makes it very hard to discern what policies he supports and opposes by basically having no reaction at all. He shifts uncomfortably in his chair throughout the speech, and barely claps for anything. Obama’s emphasis on a shared American identity (55:00) is ultimately a criticism against both right and left—against the sort of right-winger who sees Obama himself as a strange foreigner and the sort left-winger who sees ethnic or gender identity as the most important aspect of an individual’s identity. Obama’s rhetoric at odds with both of
Syntax helped Kennedy achieve his purpose as well. He used short paragraphs to get his point across. For example “And, so my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country.” Think of how famous this quote has become! The short sentences make more of an impression. They express more emotion. Complex sentences are also used in this speech. They allow feelings to be built up in sentences. He uses opposites in this speech a lot. For instance, “Never let us negotiate out of fear. But let us ever fear to negotiate.” This shows he has considered all counterarguments and knows exactly what he wants to achieve while in office and that he is as qualified as any other politician to be the next president of the United States.
Obama makes a strong argument, that if we continue to endure racial segregation, our nation will be unable to move forward. Citizens all throughout America share the common goal of improving our nation for the next generation. An example of Obama using repetition to strengthen his argument is when he states,
John F. Kennedy effective uses rhetorical devices to successfully convey his ambitions and hopes for America. His use of pathos, repetition, and variation of sentences helps him to achieve this goal. John F. Kennedy’s speech was very memorable
Overall, Obama’s speech powerfully persuaded the audience with her remarkable words. Voters can see Obama was able to relay her message with creating images in our heads and connecting with emotion to her words. Knowing that these kids our at home watching should be the most important part of this election for both
Barack Obama’s second inaugural address was given in 2013 before his second term as president of the United States. The purpose of an inaugural address is to inform the people of the president’s plans they hope to accomplish during their term. Obama’s address was effective because Obama stated what he hoped to accomplish, but what made this speech effective and memorable. Some of the main points Obama hoped to tackle during his second term were reclaiming the spirit of the founding fathers, gay rights, climate change, and immigration, and he effectively addressed these issues through the use of several rhetorical tools; specifically parallelism, alliteration, and antithesis. Parallelism is the use of components in a sentence that are similar
Immigration Speech by Obama On November 20, 2014, Obama gave a speech about illegal immigration and the actions he is taking as the president. In his speech he targeted the immigrants who crossed the American boundaries in an illegal way, and Obama addressed that he wants to help out the immigranta who had stay in America for years to follow the rules of Americans such as paying taxes in order to live in higher standards then before. Not only directing his speech to the immigrants, Obama was also speaking to the US congress so he can pass the bill about immigration laws. Obama said, “Republican leaders in the House have refused to allow that simple vote.”
He then declares that the first story is our everyday life, and the second story is what happens in the life of our country. He says this because this makes people think that the second story is beyond their power to control. However, Obama debunks this by stating that people from many generations have lived to say that the two stories are not separate, but shared. And they have served the country in manners that augmented
The language that Obama uses in his speech is a mixture between formal and informal. Barack Obama has most likely chosen to use this kind of language to ensure that every American citizen is able to understand what he is talking about, which makes him seem more grounded as a person and on the same level as the ordinary
Notably, Obama’s speech is liberal since it can be considered as inclusive, incorporating every ethnicity and nationality by employing an attitude that is citizen-centered. Conversely, the address can be expounded on the fact that citizenry is the American republic’s cornerstones.
In order to arrive at a more quantitative result of this analysis, a keyword analysis of the most frequently used words and nuances in Obama`s speech gave the following findings. His speech consisted of 2403 words, and the pronoun “we” - was repeated 62 times. It was the most frequently used word by Barack Obama,for example: