Barack Obama: Speech analysis: Acceptance speech for the democratic party - American Dream Analytical text (1) The American Dream is the simple idea that the United States of America is the place where everyone has the chance of becoming happy. Becoming happy is meant in many ways. Not just economic success but also the possibility of living in freedom and safe. The principles of the American Dream are that anybody with a god-given talent, character (believing in God) and a lot of effort (hard work and perserverance) can achieve almost…
Analysing a political speech
Hillary Clinton on hosting exchange students
Hillary Clinton´s speech is about benefits of student exchanges. She speaks to American citizen and citizen all over the world to convince them to take part in an exchange as a student or as a host family to improve the conditions for the exchange students.
Hillary Clinton´s speech is divided in four paragraphs, in which she explains why everyone should take part in an exchange program because she thinks that it would be a good chance for the students but also for the host families. one reason for this is that both of them would learn something for their future and she makes that clear with "I thank all the families who have already learned that when you open your door to an exchange student, you often meet a lifelong friend." (l.15-17) This shows how she really thinks about what would be the result of this exchange year.
She means that if you will go a year abroad, you will meet a lifelong friend with your family and the host family with you and that´s also really emotive language. "When we dispel stereotypes and we open new avenues of dialogue across boundaries and borders, we enrich ourselves and the world" (l.19-20 also how emotive she tells the citizens about her project.
She also speaks with an enumeration, to tell that there exist very much opportunities and nearly just positive aspects like "The goodwill, generosity and mutual understanding fostered through exchange programs are critical to meeting the challenges of today´s world.
With the use of personal pronouns, she makes clear that the citizens all over the world feel personal accosted and she means everyone with that speech, not only the smartest people because every student that feels engaged is allowed to take part in the exchange program. "I´ve met some of these leaders and they talk to me with great enthusiasm about what they´ve experienced. (l.13-15) is an example for using personal pronouns and with leaders she means that the students will get more self-confident and get more self-responsibility .....[read full text]