Bernie Sanders' speech is graduating based. He speaks to the graduating class of 2017 at Brooklyn College.
He starts by congratulating directed at the students and talks about how they are the future. He continues to talk about his relationshipwith the school.
Both him and family members having graduated from Brookline College a long time ago.Sanders tries to convince the youths to vote for him.
If you look at some of the forms of appeal Sanders uses, you also see how good a speechwriter he is.
You see him usesome pathos when he talks about his father's departure in World War II and how poor his family had been. He also uses personal stories to connect the audience through his speech.
The receivers are meant to get a bit of pity for Sanders and maybe some students can relate to his situation. He talks about how divided the country is and how it is only getting worse.
“Today, the top 1/10 of 1% now owns almost as much wealth as the bottom 90%, 20 Americans now own as much wealth as the bottom half of America and one family – the Walton family – owns more wealth than the bottom 42 percent of our people.”(pp.1-2 ll. 37-40).
Here is see a perfect example of logos where he shows them some numbers. He uses his knowledge to convey those numbers and receive logos. In some cases when using logos, it also highlights ethos as it convinces the receivers that he is credible.
The forms of appeal are also related to how the speech is set up. The structure starts with him telling a little about his childhood. Then he gets into the topic of inequality in US society and ends up trying to come up with a solution.