The speech that I have chosen to analyze is Barack Obamas’ DNC presidential acceptance speech, which occurred on Tuesday, September 4th, 2012. The speech is not only directed to voters, but to all of America, “We are moving forward America.” The purpose of the speech is to show how he came into a difficult situation, did what he thought was best and (to show how far he has brought America and that he, wants another chance to bring us even further than he already has. I find this speech very persuasive through the use of telling the reader of his personal stories and his experience with seeing the bad part of America at its very root of the source. I find his speech to be very persuasive, from his use of ethos, pathos, and logos. Obamas’ use of personal experiences and real events to appeal to his audiences’ by establishing his credibility as the right person to be president, using emotions, and using logic to help move America forward.
And the truth is, it will take more than a few years for us to solve challenges that have built up over decades. It’ll require common effort, shared responsibility, and the kind of bold, persistent experimentation that Franklin Roosevelt pursued during the only crisis worse than this one.
Obamas’ use of ethos helps in his speech, this quote uses one of the former presidents as a reference and he’s saying how America isn’t going to be back the country that we once remember in the blink of an eye, but it’s going to take some time and to try some things out, such as FDR did. America isn’t going to be back on track the next day, but in due time with hard work we will accomplish the things we want as a nation.
You know, in a world of new threats and new challenges, you can choose leadership that has been tested and proven. Four years ago, I promised to end the war in Iraq. We did. I promised to refocus on the terrorists who actually attacked us on 9/11. And we have. We’ve blunted the Taliban’s... [continues]
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