Joe Biden served as the former 47th vice president during the Obama administration from 2009 to 2017.
Today in 2020, Biden is elected as the president of the United Nation. Biden won the victory by 306 electoral votes against incumbent President Trump.
On the 8th of November 2020, Biden spoke to the entire United Nation, a divided nation by grounding his victory speech in the spirit of making the Democrats and Republicans cooperate.
“To make America respected around the world again and to unite us here at home” (P.2 L. 24) In this statement, Biden is using pathos to come closer to his audience by appealing to their emotions as he is talking about unity and home.
Biden is especially hitting the democrats, who have waited for this day, who have waited for a change after Trump who shattered and divided the nation into pieces.
“For this is what America is about: The people.” (P.2 L.15) At this moment Biden is attempting to touch the nation emotionally by calling them out and defining everyone as “The people” and not just an individual with another ethnic background, gender, age, or social status. Throughout the speech, Biden makes many tricolons.