Melania undoubtedly plagiarized Michelle Obama in her speech to the RNC in July of 2016 In comparing the two text one can blatantly see, Melania's speech was almost a pure copy of Michelle's despite a few minor differences. "...but the shell is still the same" ("Josh Davis"). One example that would prove this is when
The amount of knowledge and powerful words that can actually get to one’s head is amazing. Michelle Obama was the First Lady for 8 years and stood by former President Barack Obamas side. She is a great example of what today’s kids should look up to. A woman with dedication to her word. A woman with dedication to what she believes. It is pretty easy to say that she has become an impressive public speaker who can deliver a powerful speech to her supporters. In her speech at the DNC in 2016, Michelle Obama did not fill her supporter’s heads with politics and facts, but a great use of personal experience, feelings and connections. Her love for this country and her love for her family is one thing that brought her audience together. In fact, if it wasn’t the great use of ethos, pathos and logos Michelle Obamas speech would have probably have been like any other.
President. Through the use of ethos, pathos and logos her supporters and all the Americans watching would maybe consider the fact that Hillary Clinton might be the right candidate to be the President of the United States of America. In fact, Michelle Obama uses a form of metaphor by repeating the word “we” throughout her speech referring to Barack Obama, herself and her audience as well. A form of repetition is a step closer to delivering a powerful speech. She supports her argument by stating, “And because of Hillary Clinton, my daughters — and all our sons and daughters — now take for granted that a woman can be President of the United States” (Michelle Obama). She also states that Hillary Clinton has never quit on anything in her life. For example, Hillary Clinton has lost the presidential election once and came back stronger the second time around.
The session that I attended was Dolores Huerta speech, which was very interesting. Dolores Huerta was born on April 10, 1930, she is a labor leader and civil rights activist who, along with Cesar Chavez, co-founded the national Farmworkers association, which later became the United Farm Workers (UFW). Huerta has received numerous awards for her community service and advocacy for workers, immigrants, and women’s rights. She is truly a leader, working tirelessly to help the poor and women and children. She talks about war, genocide, Mass incarceration, and poverty. During her participation in non-violent protest she was arrested 22 times trying to make changes in society. Her main question was what can we do as people to solve things in the
In this video Michelle Obama makes use of all three appeals, in an attempt to persuade the audience, to agree that Barak Obama was the best candidate for the Presidency. Ethos is identified first as she is introduced, as her brother presents her as a highly esteemed entity by her immediate family; thus, Americas next first lady. She also portrays herself as a person with high morals and values, she elaborates on how she and her husband were raised alike, believing that you will reach your goals if you work hard, respecting others no matter the differences; thus, delivering what you promise or say. Later in the video, she identifies herself as a lawyer that had worked at a major law firm. This elaborate presentation of herself is most
As first stated by the ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle, the art of rhetoric in persuasive speaking is based upon the usage of the three key components, logos, ethos and pathos. Logos representing the usage of logic and reasoning within the speech or text, ethos representing the writer or speaker’s credibility and pathos representing how the speaker or author establishes an emotional connection with the audience. In former president Bill Clinton’s 2012 democratic national convention he relies heavily upon Aristotle’s persuasive speaking techniques to help convince the participants of the convention and those watching at home to reelect the nominee of the Democratic Party, current
In this address Clinton uses a combination of all three to try to convince people of her being the right candidate for the job. Clinton’s rhetoric depends largely on the fact of her being relatable in comparison to the millionaire Trump who makes up the much envied American and criticized elite.
Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen is a Hispanic American that has impacted our state’s history and culture for over thirty years and she continues to shape Florida and the United States today. A true pioneer, she has paved way for many future Hispanic women, by not only serving as the first Hispanic woman in both the Florida State House of Representatives and the Florida Senate, but also as the first Hispanic woman in the United States House of Representatives.
“My friends, it is time to take back the country we love.” This quote is from Hillary Clintons’ persuasive, democratic national convention speech address in 2008. During the time Barack Obama was running for president with Joe Biden by his side. Hillary was persuading her viewers; the voters, to make sure we have a democratic government and that the middle class will begin to rise. While reciting her speech she used many rhetorical devices such as, rhetorical questions, symploce and exemplum.
Barbara Bush gave a speech unlike any other, a speech to an audience that had gone as far as to protest her even coming to speak to the point where her husband the President of the United States had to stand up for her (Eidenmuller). A speech that combined the use of Aristotle's Ethos, Pathos, and Logos in such a manner that each aspect grew the next. As one aspect developed in her speech it boosted the other up as well, allowing her to come from behind and present the True American Dream - the individual's personal dream. To an audience that despite her individual accomplishments looked down on her because of her Title First Lady.
The writer Kelcy Clauder for the article OPINION: Why Melania’s Plagiarism Matters voices her thoughts about Melania’s speech. Clauder starts of with stating about an event happening at University of Georgia where incoming freshmens must sign the Academic Policy that bans all of plagiarism in all forms. She says that maybe the people should send Mrs. Trump the note to be invited to sign the policy too. Clauder explains that the way Trump campaign has shrugged off Melania’s plagiarism and refusal to Meredith Mclver is a real threat to students because of the fact that it all seemed so hypocritical; enforcing rules unto students that the high people do not even follow.
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
Melania Trump, looking very stylish in her 60’s inspired dress, waves to supporters as she walks the parade route together with Republican President, Donald J. Trump during the Inaugural Parade in Washington on January 20, 2017. Mr. President is on his way to take an oath as the 45th President of the United
Michelle Obama has been honest and dedicated in many areas during her husband's presidency. In particular, she provided personal support. An example is her dedication to solving childhood obesity. The Let’s Move campaign’s goal was to combat the epidemic of childhood obesity through a comprehensive approach that builds on effective strategies, and mobilizes public and private sector resources. Michelle helped people work effectively through this campaign. She also supported military families which has been part of what makes her a great leader. She called herself “Mom-in-chief,” and applied herself to issues ranging from children’s education to the needs of military families. This included launching the Let Girls Learn initiative to fund girls’
New York, New York - In brief prepared remarks addressed to a press conference hastily convened at Manhattan's Trump Tower, Melania Trump, wife of Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump, today apologized for having inadvertently plagiarized passages of First Lady Michelle Obama's 2008 speech to the Democratic National Convention in her own speech to this year's Republican National Convention. "I never would have stolen those words," said Mrs. Trump, "if I had known they were Michelle Obama's, who is the worst first lady ever. I thought they were Nancy Reagan's."
Michelle Obama’s 2016 Democratic National Convention Speech was beautifully presented; as she spoke about the issues that faces Mrs. Clinton as well as herself, education, health and welfare of this nation as a whole and why Hillary Clinton should be the next president of the United States of America. As I listen to this speech I realized that Michelle Obama uses rhetorical devices and appeals throughout this entire speech, and frankly since her purpose is to persuade the people of the this country to vote for Hillary I think Michelle Obama took the right approach. I get a strong sense of honesty from the first lady as she talks about why Ms. Clinton is worthy enough to take on the mantle of leadership for our great nation. After listening to my speech multiple times I notice how Michelle Obama also uses amplification, which is the expansion of detail to clarify a point. Then as I continued to listen to the speech I also realized how the first lady also uses anaphora, which is the repetition of one or more words at the head of consecutive phrases, clauses, or sentences. Next I saw how the first lady utilizes both ethos and pathos to help convince the citizens of America that Hillary Clinton deserves their vote. Through the use of these rhetorical devices and appeals, Mrs. Obama’s speech is made very strong and convincing.