Pathos In Obama's Speech

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the face of uncertainty, the audacity of hope. In the end, that is God’s greatest gift to us, the bedrock of this nation.” This statement is effective in its appeal to his audience’s sense of ethos. It also appeals to those who are followers of God, and shows his support for them. Obama’s relative use of diction and syntax to evoke both ethos in pathos in his audience is what accounts for the overall success of this speech. Not only was the language in this speech effective, but Obama’s poise, fluency, calmness, and passion in his speech made this a great delivery. Obama uses eye contact very well throughout his speech. He seems engaged with his audience, and is very passionate about what he is speaking about. His tendencies are calm, yet

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