On the Pulse of Morning By Maya Angelou A textual and contextual reading in combination with Bill Clinton’s first inaugural address Contents 1. Introduction. 2 2. Formal textual analysis 2 3. Extra-textual analysis 4 4. Introduction to the America of 1993. 5 5. Analyzing the common themes and imagery.
Barack Obama: Speech analysis: Acceptance speech for the democratic party - American Dream
Analytical text (1) A.
American Dream is the simple idea that the United States
of America is the place where everyone has the
of becoming happy. Becoming happy is meant in
Identify and describe the
employed stylistic devices which make King's speech such a moving
example of powerful rhetoric.
the following lines I am going to describe the employed stylistic
the first lines of his speech Martin L. King refers as already
mentioned in another
The Infamy Speech by President Franklin D.
Summary of the text
President Franklin D.
Roosevelt gave his Infamy Speech in December 8, 1941 only one day after Japan had attacked Pearl Harbour. At the beginning of his speech, he made a summary and told everyone what happened in the previous day and around the Pacific region.
Most importantly, he stated who was responsible for all of it: Japan. He spoke in the name of the Americans and finally he asked the Congress for a formal declaration of war against Japan.
First of all, with this speech, President Franklin D.
Roosevelt had to reach at least two aims. First, was to convince the Congress to declare a war against Japan and the second one was to turn the anti-war public opinion into a willing to join and fight in the Second World War.
The best speeches are often the shortest ones like the Gettysburg Address speech by President Abraham Lincoln, which was only two minutes, or like Roosevelt’s speech.
The speech of President Roosevelt took only for seven minutes. When it is short, it can catch the audience attention easier and the effect can be more drastic. Moreover, it could be more dramatic and more emphatic than a longer one where the audience can lost between the lines.
Although as a president, Roosevelt should talked in the name of the American nation, with this tool he took out part of his responsibility from being the only one who led his country into the war.
In addition, he emphasized the fact that America have to take part in this war together because the Japanese attract was also against the whole nation. “But always will our whole Nation remember the character of the onslaught against us.” Therefore, Americans would never forget what happened and they have to act collectively against the common .....[read full text]
With this speech, President Bush indicated many Muslim people in America as an optional terrorist.
In his speech, Bush stated that: “the enemy of America is not our many Muslim friends. It is not our many Arab friends. Our enemy is a radical network of terrorists and every government that supports them.”5 Despite of this there were many hate crimes after 9/11 in America against Muslims and Arab Americans at their wor.....