Donald Trump Dunbar Speech Analysis

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Donald Trump gave one of the longest State Of The Union addresses in recent memory, clocking in at almost an hour and twenty minutes. But how long it was its not impressive, it’s what happened in that hour and twenty minutes is what really stole the show. In his speech Donald Trump not only explained his administration's success but also appealed to our emotions with touching stories of American citizens and describing the true American spirit. This appeal to emotions was once described by Aristotle as “Pathos” otherwise known as an appeal to the readers the emotions as a form of persuasion. Donald Trump used the most memorable use of Pathos in recent memory because of his strong appeal to the American people's emotions through many stories and …show more content…
Much like President Trump he helps add the sense of national unity in the country. He states “We made change work for us, always extending America’s promise outward, to the next frontier, to more people. And because we did -- because we saw opportunity where others saw only peril -- we emerged stronger and better than before”. This statement does not directly address a moment in recent memory but covers more of a broad subject by putting everything in a group of “change”. This is an excellent example of his Pathos in his speech as it appeals to emotions by making the audience feel good about the things they have endured over the past years and how they were able to persevere and make the American people feel strong.

In conclusion we can tell through the evidence provided that in his final State Of The Union address Obama appealed to the American People's emotions. From telling of his departure, to reminding us how we stayed strong, to giving us hope for the future President Obama played with our emotions. Not only was this a great State Of The Union address but it was also a great example of how to use rhetorical devices in a

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