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AbstractIn President Barack Obamas Democratic Party nomination acceptance speech The President attempted to reassure voter that he already had on his side but more importantly he attempted to persuade those who were either against him or on the fence The President reached out to people on an emotional level using Pathos believed to be one of the strongest forms of persuasion to register an emotional response of his audience Through the use of very powerful words he was able to pull at the heartstrings of the audience as a means of gaining popularity and even more following Nomination A Rhetorical Analysis of President Obamas Use of Power WordsA Presidents speech is strategically designed to reach the broadest amount of people possible without alienating those who you already have It is a work of art within itself In this case The Presidents speech is divided up in to sections each section is begun with a Power Word These words a picked specifically because they have a connotation designed to trigger a certain response in the listener Through the use of Pathos and the emotional response The President of The United States of America was able to expand his cause and grow politically enough to dominate in the then coming electionBarack Obama begins his speech with Love He begins by telling his wife and daughters how much he loves them and how proud he is to be their husband and father respectively In the political world having a family is huge Their families are flaunted because in our minds there is something respectable about a family man It helps people relate to him right off the bat because they think about their familyThe next power word is Hope The President has used this word throughout his campaigns and is the word iconically matched with his running On this topic he says I spoke about hope not blind optimism not wishful thinking but hope in the
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