Yes we can, oh, yes we can. At the end, Roosevelt offers a prospect of national unity, and the paragraphs expand to a lilting three. In addition to building upon a very favourable ethos, the speech attempts to use pathos to connect with the audience by uniting them through a shared sense of patriotism.
The allusion that Obama requires the full participation of the nation to bring about change is a nod towards the democratic foundation of America. It was the call of workers who organized; women who reached for the ballot; a President who chose the moon as our new frontier Yes we can repair this world.
Nonetheless, they share much more than divides them: Share via Email This year sees a deluge of anniversaries of major American speeches. Contrasts and triples express different views of the world. Obama, on the other hand, favours triples there were 13 in the speech that launched him to national prominence at the Democratic convention, and 20 in the "yes we can" speech.
As Max Atkinson makes clear in his analysis of speechmaking, Lend Me Your Earscontrast and tripling appear in speech after speech, time after time. But there is so much more to do. In he accentuates the positive: It was sung by immigrants as they struck out from distant shores and pioneers who pushed westward against an unforgiving wilderness.
It was whispered by slaves and abolitionists, as they blazed the trails towards freedom: Which you choose betrays not just your subject but your attitude.
Jackson had lost the democratic nomination, Obama had won the election. In this he follows Jackson, whose speech includes an evocative list of the sort of Americans who lost out in the 80s: Yes we can, yes we can, yes we can.
These speeches were delivered at different lengths, on different occasions and under different circumstances. On tomorrow night and beyond, keep hope alive" and echoed Lincoln "that government of the people, by the people and for the people, shall not perish from the earth".
The King speech was delivered at a rally in support of civil rights. Fostering a positive ethos is an essential part in creating rapport between the orator and the audience; it disarms any suspicions or concerns which they might have originally held. But after citing a comparable list — "black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics" — King looked forward to something different: It was a creed written into the founding documents that declared the destiny of a nation: Atkinson calculates that, in his inaugural, Kennedy employs contrast every 39 seconds, but uses hardly any triples.
As a politician it is important to sustain the support and loyalty of the nation. His now famous Yes We Can speech was addressed to his Democrats in Chicago, an audience who generally sided with leftist liberal thinking.
Obama picks this device up again and again. As Wills argues, Lincoln uses repetition of words as "a kind of hook-and-eye method for joining the parts of his address": Contrasts reveal binaries and present choices, multiples accrete evidence for a single case."Obama (Yes We Can)", a campaign song by Andy Fraser "Yes We Can" (mint-body.com song) () This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the title Yes We Can.
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