Analysis

In this section, we will summarize the main points of our analysis of Michelle Obama's Democratic Convention speech from 2008.

The main topic of Michelle Obama’s speech is the US presidential elections in 2008, and the reasons why her husband, Barack Obama, should become President. Michelle Obama is not a typical political speaker, as her work experience is related to her legal career as a lawyer and she is not a politician.

During her speech, Michelle Obama’s language conveys a loving and emotional tone, focusing on issues about which she is passionate and which matter to her audience.

When it comes to the circumstances of the speech, note that Michelle Obama delivered her speech in an organized Democratic National Convention, on a night during which several political leaders offered their endorsement for Barack Obama. Michelle Obama’s intention is to convince the audience that her husband is the best candidate for the presidency of the US.

You can find the full analysis of the speech on the following pages of the study guide.