Wood also analyzes Obama’s use of references in his election night speech. He discusses how “Behind his speech were the ghosts of Lincoln’s First Inaugural” (610) as well as “the explicit reference to King’s famous phrase about how ‘the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice’” (611). Both discussions of Lincoln and Martin Luther King Jr. are included to show how Obama believed his election to be a turning point in history as Lincoln and King’s speeches were a turning point in their time period as well. It was imperative for Safire and Wood to discuss the allusions to others’ speeches in both of their analysis as without the references to others’ speeches both Lincoln and Obama’s speeches would not have had the impact and power that they did. Through the course
If I use the speech former President Bush gave after the 9/11 attacks as an example, he delivered those speeches due to the fact that there was a situation that required attention, or exigence. The audience Bitzer describes is to be constrained in decision and action whether the audience is yourself or an ideal mind. In this given example the audience was the American citizens, because we were capable of serving as mediators of the change with the discourse functions to produce. Finally, the constraints are what influence the rhetor and they can be brought to bear upon the audience. When an orator enters the situation, their discourse not only harnesses constrains given by the situation, but also provides additional important constraints.
I think it’s based on their political views. Like for example msn has a liberal view while fox has a conservative view. They might show things differently to the media based on what they believe in. I think it has impacted, from the time you saw a president being on the television for the first time, giving speeches it shows, showing that type of person they are by how they represent themselves. Then leading to the internet, it has granted assess too many places, no matter where you are, being able to look at multiple resources like you would in a
Avery Lostica February 2, 2015 Comm 301 M/W 9:30 Severson State of the Union Address Response Obama starts off his speech introducing the issues our current generation is facing and statistics on what we have overcame. I believe that the type of delivery he is using during is introduction is extemporaneous, defined as developing eye contact with the audience, adapting to feedback, and concentrating on the sequence of ideas rather than on word or sentence order (ch.3, pg. 29). He adapts eye contact and captures the attention of the audience with the facts he presents and the emotion he shows while he’s informing us of the challenges us Americans have faced and have overcome. Throughout the speech, Obama provides us with more detailed
To fully get the attention of the reader on the subject of television, the author had to do excessive research, especially on the ancient of the television. Neil Postman has so many facts to back up his argument; he even goes back to the 19th century. Readers can now have the same argument as Postman bring in the book; he gives enough facts that as a class we can have a discussion (argument). Postman, I don’t believe he uses Pathos; it’s more the emotional change that the people take from reading this book that changes the emotion of what they think the television media has done to society. But isn’t what Postman used.
President Barack Obama and ex President George Bush has many differences and also has a few similarities. I would like to start off by comparing both of their lives growing up. Who had it better? Who accomplished more? In this essay I’m also going to talk about their belief in the war, their plans for the economy, their belief in politics, and belief for our nation’s future.
Chapter 1 Introduction 1. Brief Introduction The annual event of American presidential-elect campaign 2008 ushered in a new era in American history. The unprecedented economic crisis led by the United States left the country looking for answers as to the President for leadership in this chaotic time. Through President Barack Obama’s election speeches broadcast on television, this thesis explores rhetorical analysis in speeches, focusing primarily on Aristotle’s three appeals that Presidential speechwriters employed in President Barack Obama’s election campaign speeches. 2.
the guy with the newspaper is shocked to see the news about his children in TV and he appeals to ethos by drawing viewer’s attention towards NSA’s work. His targeted audience are the US citizens, people like us. Varvel uses Aristotle’s all three appeals, images and texts to show the citizens how NSA working against global terrorism and for protection of people has now become a threat to us and our privacy. “I think it’s important to understand that you can’t have 100 percent security and then have 100 percent privacy and zero inconvenience. We are going to have make some choices as a society.” (Barack Obama) President Obama’s words are agreeable but we can’t ignore the fact that people’s privacy is not optional.
Shawn Howell Professor Leyva October 09, 2012 Writing Journal #3 The Presidential Debate On October 03, 2012 the presidential debate between President Obama and Governor Mitt Romney began with moderator Jim Lehrer. I watched the debate wondering, what will the candidates state in their plans to recuperate the United States of America? How will they perform? Will their speeches and performances be convincing to the people of America. In performance, I witnessed both candidates being respectful to one another yet Mitt Romney presented a stronger opposition and was aggressive at times.
October 6, 2014 Exploratory paper My issue that I have chosen is Argument Culture because it talks about different types of topics that we as American argue on a basest everyday like politics, relationship, family and finances. Argument culture is our way to tendency to approach every problem as if it were a flight between two sides. The reason that argument culture is use in politics cause it helps get the point out that a candidate is trying to get out the people so they can get votes in the election. It can play a role in the debate as while cause In a debate you answer series of question that is important for the voters and how they view as the person who they is about to