Essay on Obama's Dnc & Romney's Rnc Rhetorical Analysis

1735 Words Sep 10th, 2012 7 Pages
RHETORICAL ANALYSIS: Obama VS. Romney
It is not relatively easy to be a great speaker. To pull your audience to you, and have them consuming every sentence you prepare for them, every word you breathe. Your audience has to believe in you, trust you. They need hope and encouragement. Every word produced, and every expression given away, has to be a part of the plan. Essentially, prevailing as a great speaker is an art; an art that must be practiced and polished until a fresh gem is formed. President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are not unaware of this powerful tool.
Romney describes how every hard working American deserves a better future. He argues that America has been in an economic downfall and if a new president is not elected,
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There is an even deeper element in Obama’s transcript. One of Obama’s strongest tools for articulation is his use of tricolons. He creates parallel structured sentences with three phrases and this also causes the rise up the crowd. A perfect example: “if there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible (clause 1); who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time (clause 2); who still questions the power of our democracy (clause 3), tonight is your answer.” He ends this inclining trio of clauses with a satisfying conclusion to the sentence. He simultaneously continues his use of tricolons, as well as inspiring visuals. Visuals that describe individuals waiting in long lines for “their voice” to be heard, and difference races, genders, social classes, ethnicities, parties, that make up what “we are, and always will be, the United States of America.” His third provision tells us to put our fears and worries aside for “the hope of a better day.” Here, Obama greatly appeals to pathos. He appeals to feelings of encouragement, possibilities, and hope. He also uses words such as “we” and “us,” bringing the listener and Obama to a more personal level. This rhetorical

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