Rhetorical analysis in Obama's inaugural address Presiden’s inaugural address,besides aiming to elucidate his politics and position, mainly aims to insipre and educate the public.Obama’s inaugural address” Renewing American’s Promise” once again displayed his incomparable eloquence and fluency. Appropriate employment of rhetoric can express thoughts and emotions accurately and create the desired emotional impact. First,the use of parallelism. In rhetoric, parallelism means giving two or more parts of the sentences a similar form so as to give the whole a definite pattern. Parallelism is a kind of expressive rhetorical devices, aiming to enhance language potential, improve the effect of expression. In his speech, Obama used this technique many times, so that the speech has a strong artistic appeal and endless charm.For example, “I stand here today humbled by the task before us, grateful for the trust you have bestowed, mindful of the sacrifices borne by our ancestors.” “At these moments, America has carried on not simply because of the skill or vision of those in high office, but because We the People have remained faithful to the ideals of our forbearers, and true to our founding documents.” “For us, they packed up their few worldly possessions and traveled across oceans in search of a new life.” More than a few examples of parallelism of language use has increased consistency, strengthened the imposing manner of the article, at the same time also strengthened the rhythm and metrical sense of language.Paralleled sentences are structurally balanced，semantically compact，and phonetically harmonious. Second,the use of repetition. Repetition is the simple repeating of a word, within a sentence or a poetical line, with no particular placement of the words, in order to provide emphasis. This is such a common literary device that it is almost never even noted as a figure of speech.. “Today I say to you that the challenges we face are real. They are serious and
Rhetorical Analysis of Barack Obama’s Inaugural Address
The inaugural address, spoken by President Barack Obama, was largely written by the 27 year old Jon Favreau. “What is Required: The Price & Promise of Citizenship” captured the audience of the American people, with Obama’s natural ability to achieve praise without really saying anything. The country was told once again that we are in a crisis and that change is the answer. The speech teaches about Obama’s thoughts on common defense….
The 2008 presidential campaign was controversial, emotional, historical and also amidst an economic crisis. Barack Obama’s victory marked a change in American society regarding race and politics. His election as the first African American President of the United States is profound and signifies a changing America. Obama gave his inaugural address on January 20, 2009 in Washington D.C. Unlike the campaign, the inauguration was a celebration, marked by clear skies and a patriotic….
Rhythm and Rhetoric: A Linguistic Analysis of Obama’s Inaugural Address
Liilia Batluk Supervisor: Stuart Foster School of Humanities Halmstad University Bachelor’s thesis in English
My appreciations to my supervisor Stuart Foster for very helpful advice during the research.
In this essay I shall analyze Barack Obama’s Inaugural Address, January, 2009 from the perspective of various linguistic techniques. More specifically, I shall propose and focus on the idea that the….
Jan 30, 2013
Lit Comp AP
Rhetorical Analysis on the Second Inaugural Address
of President Barrack Obama
Barrack Obama’s inauguration speech successfully executed crafty rhetoric to ensure our country that we will be under safe hands. The speech draws from ideas straight from the founding documents and Martin Luther King’s speech to establish ‘our’ goal to join together and take action on the many problems facing our country. As President Barrack Obama begins….
In his inaugural address, President Obama aims to unite and motivate the people of America, as well as the citizens of countries involved with the United States, to face the financial problems and exterior threats that plague the country. From the very first sentence, Obama attempts to lower himself from his powerful status by referring to the American people as “my fellow citizens” (Obama 1). Obama reminds his audience that he, like them, is a human being and a proud citizen of the United States….
Barack Obama delivered his Inaugural Address at a critical point in American history. The United States was facing a global economic crisis while skidding deeper into recession, two foreign wars were being fought with consistently rising death tolls, international relations looked bleak, and the outgoing president was leaving with one of the lowest approval ratings in history. Obama’s speech had lofty goals. His mission was to inspire hope, unite Americans behind his leadership….
that reputation one would expect nothing less from him for his inaugural address. While one could certainly decide how well Trump’s speech went based on party affiliations, most Americans will analyze the speech itself for the answer. By understanding Aristotle’s three modes of persuasion ( logos, ethos, and pathos) one can investigate how much of a success Trump’s speech truly was.
President Trump’s use of logos in his inaugural address is quite exiguous, which reflects negatively on the speech as….
In Obama's inaugural speech Obama uses his writing to captivate his audience by the use of rhetorical and stylistic devices throughout the speech this conveys the Audience by convincing us that we will meet our challenges Obama uses of uses various amount of figurative devices consisting of alliteration personification simile and metaphor for example he says and because we have tasted bitter swill of Civil War and segregation and emerge from the dark this is the use of personification a figurative….
Rhetorical Analysis of Kennedy’s Inaugural Address
A newly elected president in America will typically address their goals during their inauguration ceremony. John F. Kennedy arguably gave one of the most compelling Inaugural Addresses in history. He effectively achieves his purpose by the end of his speech. Kennedy strives towards advocating unity throughout the country. John F. Kennedy approaches his Inaugural Address with the intent to unify the country through his use of anaphora, asyndeton….
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Rhetorical Analysis of Kennedy’s Inaugural Address
A successful speech is often combined lots of factors, especially the use of rhetorical. Throughout the various periods of the famous speeches in the United States, all of the speechmaker used a variety of rhetorical devices and made their speech greatly appreciated, which is the magic of rhetorical. Kennedy was the youngest person elected U.S. President .His presidency came to represent the America….