An analysis of Bill Clinton’s speech
In September 2012 Bill Clinton held a Speech at the Democratic National Convention. The Democratic National Convention was held in Charlotte, North Carolina, by Bill Clinton, the 42nd president of the United States. Our main focus of the analysis was to look what type of language Bill clinton used in the speech, sum up the main points of the speech like the message and time and context in connection to what is said in the speech and include the tools of rhetoric - ethos, logos and pathos. Like any other good speaker, Bill Clinton had to catch the audience, by inspiring them and telling them what they want to hear.
A good speech manages to catch and awake the inner spirit and fire in the audience making them eager to listen. This speech was very well written and formulated, making the audience applauds mean something.
America´s most popular living ex-president tried in this speech to summon up his rhetorical skills and convincing power to help president Barack Obama get re-elected for four more years. Clinton strengthened many of his points by setting up contrasts — about President Barack Obama and about the differences between the Republican and Democratic parties. Like when he says: “If you want a winner-take- all, you’re-on-your-own society, you should support the Republican ticket. But if you want a country of shared opportunities and shared responsibility, a we’re-all-in-this-together society, you should vote for Barack Obama and Joe Biden.” Bill Clinton also noted in the speech that 42 million jobs have been created under Democratic administrations over the past 52 years, while just 24 million jobs were created in Republican presidencies. By saying this, Bill Clinton really helps Obama, because it´s one of the places that Barack Obama stands much weaker than Romney, and Romney has also attacked Obama many times about the high unemployment in the United States. We can conclude that Bill Clinton uses...
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