Critical analysis of A More Perfect Union

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Subject Area:English

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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 Americans and the Black Americans. More, in this case, the structure of the speech from the beginning to the end provides the audiences with a choice to change and how such changes can be made possible (Leeman 44). The speech enumerates that power the American voters have in the process of initiating change.

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For example, the speaker shows how the African-Americans have been neglected by referencing the Trinity United Church of Christ. The speaker ends the speech by providing the audiences with an option to choose what is best for the future of the country. He urges the audiences to consider the contribution of the great American heroes whose efforts have been a referral point from generation to another. An opportunity for reconciling the past wounds and shunning the views of the whites and blacks was presented for a better and a changed American society. Audience The structure precisely points out the audience that the speaker intended to reach. Another indication of how the structure of the speech provided a tip for a specific audience is found at the introduction of the speech.

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The speaker began the speech at the beginning of how things used to be in the American society. The speaker’s first remarks on the speech show that he was speaking to both the Blacks and Whites as the founder of the American society. Therefore, the speaker through his specific references in the speech made it clear that his target audience was both white and black Americans who were capable of voting. This is clearly achieved from the criticism of Reverend Wright views. In this case, it is not in a debate that the speaker wanted to create a feeling among the American voters that he was capable of being a president. Another way that the speaker achieved ethos was by use of allusion.

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