Romney Obama Essay

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September 9, 2012 Period 4 On August 28, 2012, Ann Romney gave a speech at the Republican National Convention. First Lady Michelle Obama then gave her speech at the Democratic National Convention the following week on September 4. Both women used many rhetorical devices in their speeches and both speeches were quite similar. They reached out to the hearts of the Americans to talk about what they thought really mattered. Ann Romney and Michelle Obama’s speeches both utilized the rhetorical appeal, pathos. They didn’t talk about politics or how their husbands were better than one another. Miss Romney and Miss Obama discussed the fact that they knew what it was like to experience hard times. However, Miss Romney talked more towards the mothers of America and stated that, “it’s the moms who always have to work a little harder, to make everything right.” While Miss Obama talked to everyone. She said she knew what it was like to grow up with a family that tried hard at work every day. Furthermore, both spoke about their earlier life and showed how they related to the average Americans. Miss Romney stated that her grandfather was a coal miner who was determined to get his kids a better life. Miss Obama talked about her father who was a pump operator. They spoke to the hearts of Americans to show that they knew how they felt. They expressed their feelings of patriotism and belief that America is a country of hope and

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