Obama Aids Day Speech Analysis

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AIDS, an invisible dead can change life and families of people who get infect. AIDS is the final form of HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus). This virus attacks and weakens human resistance and killing millions of people each year. There are millions of people living with AIDS today, about 60% of people in Africa got infect. People are living in fear because AIDS is easy to spreading and there is no medicine to stop this illness. During the AIDS Day Speech on 2006, President Obama gave a speech about AIDS. In this speech, Obama told audiences an emotional story about a woman in Africa, who lost her family members one by one because of AIDS. He also talked about his experience on his trip to Africa and visited a hospital with AIDS victims. Obama …show more content…
Its very danger, not only for people who had infected, it effects to all people because we may become the next victim. President Obama using clear and easy understand words in his speech to give the audience the basic understanding of AIDS and how this can be harmful to gain people support to against this illness. He used the “live metaphor” to the audiences to put themselves as the AIDS victims to understand the struggle. George Orwell states that using “dying metaphors” can change the meaning and make listener confuse but Obama did not use it in his speech. He used “live metaphors” in order to make people understand the important of people standing together to against AIDS. At the end of his speech, Obama restated the heartbreaking story about the woman lost her family in Africa to remind the audiences how harmful AIDS can effect on human life. President Obama successfully used logos and pathos to persuade the audiences about AIDS. By using those rhetorical, Obama successfully delivered his message to the audiences. Obama showed the audience how AIDS could ruin the human life and some ways to help stop this illness, or at least do something to the victims of AIDS. Overall, President Obama made a successful speech to gain people support and stand up together to against

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