Rhetorical Analysis Of Obama's Inaugural Address

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In Washington DC,in the presence of record number of audience President Obama gave his Inaugural Address and became the 44 th president . His rhetoric was practical and directly addressing the current situation of the country he now leads.Obama’s rhetoric is both intelligent and thoughtful as he uses an exceptional style in his compelling speech and different rhetorical devices to have a persuasive effect on the audience. Obama effectively used Aristotle’s appeals in his inaugural speech in order to awake his audience in all around the world for a new beginning. He used ethos, pathos,logos throughout his inaugural address to connect with his audience. He used pathos to emotionally connect with his global audience. Obama wanted to convey…show more content…
Its power to generate wealth and expand freedom is unmatched. But this crisis has reminded us that without a watchful eye, the market can spin out of control. The nation cannot prosper long when it favors only the prosperous. The success of our economy has always depended not just on the size of our gross domestic product, but on the reach of our prosperity; on the ability to extend opportunity to every willing heart — not out of charity, but because it is the surest route to our common good”(Obama,2009).Obama asserts again strongly his faith in the American free market system, while noting the need for change through giving reasons,evidence in his speech. Obama was able to communicate his message in a rhetorically appealing way by using neo-Aristotelian appeals .Obama is really known for his astounding speeches.According to Richard O’Mara there is a lot to talk about Obama’s oratorical skills and how he uses different rhetorical techniques to give such persuasive speeches. For example, O’Mara says that Obama compares himself to other famous people like Reagan, Lincoln and Martin Luther King Jr so we believe he is like them. O’Mara also explains that because of Obama’s skills as a speaker that is how he wins his elections

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