The Rhetorical Analysis Of Obama's Speech

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Register to read the introduction… Rowdy up a people and inspire thousands. As Bill Clinton explained in his DNC speech, “I want to nominate a man who’s cool on the outside, but who burns for America on the inside.” Based on the president’s speech, Obama appears to be a “down to earth” individual, one that is still fervent for the success of this country. Between the austere issues of “jobs, the economy, taxes and deficits, energy, education, war and peace” there are comforting and securing concluding sentences, and laughs from the president that lay a blanket of relief among the living crowd. This of course appeals to pathos, but as well as ethological properties. Obama is building up his already established credibility. Obama knows when to joke and laugh, but he is also completely aware of the crisis and understands that these obstacles need to be overcome. He is building up his political resume for whoever …show more content…
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 tool is called …show more content…
Who I feel seems to have delivered their message in the most effective form possible is President Barrack Obama. Mitt Romney did have some very appealing lines, and by keeping a humble, but strong persona, it is not difficult to produce a large sum of advocates. With that being said, it was Obama’s transcript that won me over. Besides the content that was being discussed, the information was abounding with rhetorical devices and tools for an outstanding speech. Whether you are a democratic or a republican, his use of logos, pathos, and ethos was deployed quite superbly, and it is by simply using those three pillars of public speaking that constitutes a great public

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