Name Course Professor Date Critical analysis of "A More Perfect Union" speech by Barack Obama Introduction Barack Obama's "A More Perfect Union" is a well thought political speech that focused on the United States race relations. It highlights the views which the Black Americans have about their fellow White American citizens. Therefore this paper will focus on the speech’s structure the intended audiences as well as the rhetorical strategy employed by the speaker. Structure The speech provides a precise trail for the audience from its introduction to the end thus creating a more cultivating and an educative speech. His points of view are also clearly contextualized right from the beginning and incorporating aspects of personal life upbringing as well as the history of racism in America. It is clear that the speaker outlined the speech in a two-fold structure in order to convey the race feeling between the White and the potential American society. The speaker uses rhetorical questions to provide replies for already made criticisms counter-arguments and his perspective on the views made by popular Reverend Wright. For example the speaker asks “Did I know him…” “Did I ever hear him make remarks…” and “Did I strongly disagree with many of his political views?” (Obama 615). Works cited Obama Barack. “A More Perfect Union.” (2008). Catalano Theresa. "Barack Obama: A semiotic analysis of his Philadelphia speech." (2011). Retrieved from: https://digitalcommons.unl.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1015&context... Accessed on March 25 2018. Crowley Michael. “Obama’s Speech Was Brilliant But...” (2008). Retrieved from: https://newrepublic.com/article/62237/obamas-speech-was-brilliant. Accessed on March 25 2018. Leeman Richard W. “The Teleological Discourse of Barack Obama.” Lanham Md: Lexington Books (2012). Print. Dilliplane Susanna. “Race Rhetoric and Running for President: Unpacking the Significance of Barack Obama's ‘A More Perfect Union’ Speech.” Rhetoric and Public Affairs vol. 15 no. 1 2012 pp. 127–152. JSTOR JSTOR www.jstor.org/stable/41955609. [...]
Requirement: -original interesting ides -minimum of 5 pages in length ( not including works cited page) - 12-point Times New Roman font, double-spaced -MLA format and Works Cited page ( cite all your sources) -reference at least two academic sources ( journal articles or books) -assume that the reader of the essay is familiar with the text you are analyzing, but do not assume that the reader id familiar with your research. Q.) How is Barack Obama's "A More Perfect Union" structured? How does this structure indicate which audience Obama is speaking to? Describe Obama's rhetorical strategy in a way that takes structure and audience into account.