Barack Obama 's A More Perfect Union Essay

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Speech Analysis Essay The speech I chose was Barack Obama’s “A More Perfect Union”. He delivered this speech on March 18, 2008 to a Philadelphia conference campaigning for a position in the White House as the next president. As well as having many people in the audience, his speech was being broadcasted so many families around the country were watching. He delivered his speech for one purpose and that purpose was to get the American people to like him. With the people liking him, he would get votes from the people for the next election. Obama used many rhetorical strategies to attract the audience. Obama relied heavily on pathos (emotional appeals), logos (logical appeals), and anecdotes. Obama pervasively used logical appeals in his speech. He did this in general way by mainly mentioning the fact that the people should come together for various reasons. “And if we walk away now, if we simply retreat into our respective corners, we will never be able to come together and solve challenges like health care or education or the need to find good jobs for every American.” Obama made it clear that he wanted to fix many flaws in the United States including health care and job problems the people were facing. Many Americans wanted the government to fix these problems but nothing was getting done. Obama implies that the most effective way things will be improved in this country will be the people uniting to make change happen. Obama gave the people a historical outline about…

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