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Scrawny Kid Vs Skinny Kid With A Funny Name

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Democratic Illinois Senate representative Barack Obama as well as Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger both gave their speeches in 2004 at their political party’s convention. Although Barack Obama and Schwarzenegger each took a different approach as well as emphasized different ideas, both shared a distinctive similarity in the structure of their speeches. Similar rhetorical strategies are found due to their similarity in the structure of their speeches. These similar rhetorical strategies include metaphors and imageries. If both speeches are structurally similar, what sets them apart? The similarity in the structure of their speeches isn’t as noticeable as you’d expect because of their ...view middle of the document...

Throughout both speeches, both men have their own different ideas in which they emphasize to develop their arguments. Notably one of Schwarzenegger main ideas which he emphasized was being an immigrant with a dream. This idea is first introduced at the start of his speech in which he stated, “To think that a once scrawny boy from Austria could grow up to become Governor of the State of California … That is an immigrants dream! It’s the American Dream!” Schwarzenegger then goes on to address his “fellow immigrants” directly in hopes of persuading them to believe that if you were an immigrant with a dream, that dream would be achievable if you were to become a Republican. He ties in the idea of being an immigrant with a dream with becoming a Republican by giving his audience a series of beliefs they had to have in order to know if they were republicans. These series of beliefs given were undeniable by his audience but at the same time obviously exaggerated. His final comment to his “fellow immigrants” as well as everyone was as follows “No matter the nationality, no matter the religion, no matter the ethnic background, America brings out the best in people”. Barack Obama’s speech is more centralized around the improvement of America. He first expresses this idea with, “That is the true genius of America, a faith … that we can say what we think, write what we think, without hearing a sudden knock on the door … at least most of the time.” He emphasizes the obvious truth his audience had to hear that America isn’t perfect, that America still had issues, issues that must be addressed if America was to move forward. Few of many of these issues include giving the middle class relief, providing jobs to the homeless, and reclaiming young people from violence and despair.
Metaphors are used by both representatives, from Barack Obama’s speech “America,
that shone as a beacon of freedom and opportunity to so many who had come before.” This metaphor is used to represent America as the light of hope for those who search for it. Schwarzenegger used a series of metaphors that begin with “If you believe” and end with...

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