Donary Clinton Speech Analysis

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November 8, 2016. The most important date in recent American history, perhaps the world, as the nation has to choose between the lesser of two evils: Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton. Nevertheless, will these candidates stay true to their nomination speeches or follow the age old tradition of contradicting their messages? Both these nominees are infamous but their candidate speeches are powerful and impactful because of the usage of rhetorics. For the most part, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton utilize the same rhetorical styles in their speeches; however, the way of incorporating those styles makes their political messages unique: for Trump ,a broken system that only order can repair; for Clinton, hope and the American promise . Both presidential …show more content…
When Clinton talks about real American strength she mentions Jackie Kennedy’s answer,“She said that what worried President Kennedy during that dangerous time was that a war might be started-not by big men with self control and restraint. But by little men- the ones moved by fear and pride”(Clinton 16). There are multiple references of anthesis in her statements. The stark differences of ‘big men’ and ‘little men’ and discipline ‘self control and restraint’ contrasting with expressive emotions ‘fear and pride’ are all examples of antithesis. This rhetoric supports her political message because it gives hope not towards the expected, but to the underdogs. Overall, Trump demonstrates the use of antithesis by making his ideal America well rounded, on the other hand, Clinton focuses on idealizing the American promise by incorporating…(more analysis and transition …show more content…
Both candidates have many flaws and are detested by certain demographics in this country. However, it is undeniable that their speeches are effective and help persuade the audience support their divided causes. In Donald Trump case, the usage of anaphora,parallelism and antithesis support his political message of repairing the broken system Obama left and enforcing order yet warmth to the country. The other candidate, utilizes the same rhetorical styles to claim that hope, and international relationships will improve America. Of course, to gain trust, both contenders utilize ethical appeal to make themselves relatable to the public. Unfortunately, despite the promises both nominees demonstrate through the skillful usage of rhetorics- they are still people that the majority still loathe. After all, actions do speak louder than

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