Michelle Obama's Commencement Address

Denne Study Guide giver dig hjælp til at analysere Michelle Obamas "Commencement Address" fra 2013. Herunder giver vi dig særlig hjælp til at arbejde med fokuspunkterne fra den skriftlige eksamen på STX Engelsk A d. 18. august 2017, hvor opgaven lød sådan her:

Write an analytical essay (900-1200 words) in which you analyze and comment on Michelle Obama’s speech “Commencement Address”.

Part of your essay must focus on how the speaker engages her audience and on the themes of the speech.

Præsentation af talen

Titel: "Commencement Address"
Taler: Michelle Obama
Dato: 17. maj, 2013

Michelle Obama (f. 1964) var USAs førstedame fra 2009 til 2017. Hun er advokat og forfatter. Hun har holdt talrige politiske taler i sit embede som førstedame, herunder flere translokationstaler.  

Uddrag

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Pathos

Pathos (an appeal to emotions) is also used many times and there is even a specific pattern to its use throughout the speech.

First, Obama aims to create feelings of sadness or outrage by citing specific examples of injustice and horror, but she usually follows these examples with an emphasis on people’s willingness to fight back against injustices or difficulties, replacing some of the outrage in her audience with feelings of hope and pride. You can see this emotional switch quite clearly in this section, for example:

In one Eastern Shore town, a teacher reported to work one morning to find that someone had smashed the windows of her schoolhouse. Other black schools across Maryland were burned to the ground. Teachers received death threats. One was even beaten by an angry mob. But despite the risks, understand, students flocked to these schools in droves, often walking as many as eight to ten miles a day to get their education. (ll. 89-99)

 

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Michelle Obama's Commencement Address

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