Barrack Obama’s inauguration speech successfully accomplished his goal by using rhetoric to ensure our nation that we will be under safe hands. The speech is similar from ideas obtained from the founding documents and Martin Luther King’s speech to establish ‘our’ goal to get together and take some action on the problems our country is now facing. As President Barrack Obama starts his speech, he keeps himself from using ‘me’, ‘myself’, and ‘I’ and replacing it with ‘we’, ‘us’, and ‘together’ to achieve ethos. He makes sure his audience connects with him directly by making them feel at his level, and him at theirs. This way he connects to the audience, and in exchange, helps his
There I was. An anxious five-year-old on a plane bound for the land of freedom. Ghanaians back home called it “Abroste,” which meant America. However, in my native tongue, it meant more than a location. This word contained glimmers of hope, opportunity, and second chances at life for my family and I. At a tender age, I had the belief that many Americans had betrayed: a belief in the American Dream. A belief that I, Kingsley Neequaye, would obtain an education and impact the world. Now twelve years into the future, I continue the journey placed handsomely on my shoulders.
President Obama, like all Presidents before him, delivered a farewell address to the United States on January 20, 2017. As he stepped down as President he was eloquent and it was as clear as ever that he is a master of oration. Obama will go down in history as the first Black President as well as a strong orator who had the ability to captivate an audience through his use of ethos, pathos and logos amongst other rhetorical devices. His farewell address is a perfect example of Obama’s mastery of discourse as it is chock full of oratorical devices. Obama’s message to the American people and to the rest of the world is that it is essential that we maintain a sense of what it means to have a democracy and that in order to maintain peace and
The letter starts off with Dr. King setting the tone by informing the readers that he wants to respond to the letter and
Immediately, the following statement stuck out to me, “I promised you a president who is not isolated from the people, who feels your pain, and who shares your dreams and who draws his strength and his wisdom from you” (President
On September 11, 2001, George W. Bush gave a speech to the American citizens following the horrible and tragic terrorist attacks that had taken place. Bush’s purpose is to create unity among the nation and to build his presidential credibility. United States President, George W. Bush, in his speech, 9/11 Address to the Nation, emphasizes how everyone should move forward and remain strong after the tragic events. Bush appeals to the audience using pathos, logos, and ethos while adopting a grieving, yet hopeful tone in order to tranquilize the people of America.
In a time of transition for the nation, Trump tries to leave the audience with a lasting impression. By saying, “So to all Americans in every city near and far, small and large, from mountain to mountain, from ocean to ocean, hear these words; you will never be ignored again” there is an undeniable sense of hope. Trump’s final words are the most important because it concludes the message of hope and unity (Trump Inauguration Speech, 2017).
The resilience of the American people has been seen for decades, even before gaining our independence from the British. Our nation as a whole is not easily deterred; there is no challenge or obstacle too big for Americans to overcome. Over our whole existence as a country, that statement has held true, no tragedy or rivalry has been able to damage that. “Address to a Joint Session of Congress and the American People” by President Bush and “The Declaration of Independence” by Thomas Jefferson are examples of Americans overcoming trials and tribulations to come together as a whole. In “Address to a Joint Session of Congress and the American People” President Bush as our leader at the time was ready to defend our values established in the “Declaration of Independence”. President Bush conveyed the values present in the declaration by using his authority to levy war, restore tranquility, and bring justice to the American people, he newly establishes the tolerance of our nation towards other religions and other views, however not toward the destruction of our country, and the declaration is initially created for the freedom of solely our country, in this speech he builds upon the declaration and appeals to the freedom of the world.
The theme of this speech is action and unity. Trump states that the world faces a large variety of issues, such as terrorism and rogue dictators. He states the importance of an organization like the United Nations. He emphasizes just how important and powerful a strong coalition among independent nations can be. He also stresses the idea that these nations must join together in order to solve the issues of today. If they don’t act now, nobody will in the future. It is best to confront these issues head on as soon as possible.
Leonard Pitts take a stand against President Trump in “Mr. President: ‘Just who the hell do you think you are?’” Pitts portrays the point with not only the use of pathos but also logos as he asks the President to examine who he is, and reminding him of where and who he is serving.
My name is Khoa Mai and I’m writing to you to actively support the nomination of Rand Paul as your party ‘s nominee for the office of President of the United States of America. Rand Paul is the only person who addressed many issues that many of his colleagues on both side of the political spectrum failed to address. Mr. Paul proposed the establishment of Economic Freedom Zones in which taxes are dramatically lowered on poor and struggling cities such as Detroit. Furthermore, he is the only Republican and Democrat candidate that has a solid plan for criminal justice reform. Rand Paul also addressed the National Security Agency scandal and he spoke on the senate floor for hours arguing against illegal and unconstitutional spying of Americans. Therefore; I’m here writing this letter in order to hoping you, with your big prestiges, would support him for the president election.
His letter relates to the Jim Crow laws that segregated schools and public service. In his letter he says that there is “injustice here in Birmingham.” (letter from Birmingham jail) . He went there because he was invited and because he has ties there, but since his actions there were “unwise and untimely”(letter from Birmingham jail) he was put in jail. He wrote the letter to explain their statement ( “unwise and untimely”) and he hoped that they will be patient and come to reasonable terms. He says how their statement has failed
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” I could not help but sit in amazement as I read his prolonged letter written from inside a jail cell. His letter, in black and white responding to “A Call for Unity,” an note written by eight, Caucasian, Alabama clergymen, was to serve as a response to those who believed that King acted wrongly for coming to Birmingham, Alabama, as an outcast, for building massive pressure with his protest march, and for the unfortunate timing of said marches. As I read over the letter at hand King’s letter, I couldn’t help but be captivated with his broad awareness. In the time and day that King was in, with any assistance from the internet or anything because in today’s times, we as people will use
Barrack Obama’s inauguration speech successfully executed crafty rhetoric to ensure our country that we will be under safe hands. The speech draws from ideas straight from the founding documents and Martin Luther King’s speech to establish ‘our’ goal to join together and take action on the many problems facing our country. As President Barrack Obama begins his speech, He refrains from using ‘me’, ‘myself’, and ‘I’ but instead ‘we’, ‘us’, and ‘together’ to establish ethos. He makes sure his audience feels at his level, and he at theirs. This way he connects to the audience, and in turn, aids his