Obama’s speech and R. Kennedy’s speech
Write an five paragraph essay and comment on Obama’s speech "Yes We Can" performed November 4, 2008 in Grant Park, Chicago.
Use examples from the speech(es) to back up your arguments!
Your text’s body should include the following:
• Paragraph 1: what makes an effective political speech in general (example: elements of style, elements of substance, elements of impact (ethos, pathos and logos) and rhetorical devices)
• Paragraph 2: what Obama does to achieve effect in his speech (both form and content)? What is typically American about the speech?
• Paragraph 3: compare this speech briefly (form and content) to the R. Kennedy speech (the statement on the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.)
The vocabulary of your text is supposed to be advanced, precise and nuanced and don’t forget to refer to the speeches through your essay.