Essay on Back to School Speech by Obama

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Essay about “ BACK TO SCHOOL “

This essay is about President Barack Obama’s speech “ Back to school “ which he held September 8th 2009 at the Wakefield High School in Arlington, Virginia. The overall message in the speech is whether young people are taking school serious and understand the importance of hard work. Not only for themselves but also for the future of the country.

“Hello everyone – how’s everybody doing today? I’m here with students at Wakefield High School in Arlington, Virginia.” I know that for many of you, today is the first day of school. And for those of you in kindergarten, or starting middle or high school, it’s your first day in a new school, so it’s understandable if you’re a little nervous.” Obama is
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Every single one of you has something to offer. ” He is motivating the audience by saying that every person has something that they’re good at, that everyone has a important role In the American society. Obama is also very good at mentioning things many people can relate to in his speech. “Maybe even good enough to come up with the next iPhone. “ Here he is mentioning the iphone that most children can relate to.

From line 50 to 75 he talks more about morals again. He is very seriously talking about how everyone needs to have an education to get a job, and how it takes hard work. More important in Obama’s speech is that your education not only decides ones own future, but ones country’s future. Obama is really good to alternate between being judgmental and understanding through the speech, for example in the line “ Every single one of you has something you’re good at. Every single one of you has something to offer.” He is very understanding and encouraging to the people, before he with this sentences; “ If you don’t do that – if you quit on school – you’re not just quitting on yourself, you’re quitting on your country. Is being very judgmental.

From line 75 to 85 Obama is again being more understanding. Obama explains his personal difficulties from his own childhood, and that he understands school isn’t always easy. Obama explains how his father left the family when he was 2 years old, and that he was raised by a single mother without much money. “There were

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