Rhetorical Analysis Of Bill Clinton 's Nomination Speech

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A rhetorical analysis of Bill Clinton’s Nomination Speech
In a world of politics, many politicians are involved in negative campaigns and as a result healthy conversation among politicians often lead to a disaster. With the endless political news cycles, rhetoric is essential for politicians to deliver their speeches. Therefore, in this essay, the style and delivery of Bill Clinton’s speech at the Democratic National Convention will be examined. It will be using the three main appeals of Aristotle’s mode of persuasion, the five essential rhetoric elements and the classical canons to analysed the speech and evaluate its effectiveness all of which will contribute to its persuasive power to leave a memorable impression in the minds of the audience.
First of all, this paper will be analysing its context and purpose of Bill Clinton’s speech. On September 5th, 2012, Bill Clinton delivered his amazing speech at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. Although his speech mostly consist of logos appeals to persuade his audience in a ceremonial setting, he begins his speech in an epideictic tone focusing on developing the ethos of Barack Obama. At the Democratic National Convention, the Democratic Party and the rest of the Americans witness Bill Clinton proclaiming his support for Obama to be re-elected while stating the reasons why he should be reappointed. The purpose of his speech was not only to express the president’s future objectives but also to show…
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