Rhetorical Analysis Of Michelle Obama 's 2016 Democratic National Convention Speech

1551 Words Oct 3rd, 2016 7 Pages
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.

From the very first time I heard this speech, I quickly noticed that Michelle approach is using pathos as she tries to appeal to the emotion of the…
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