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President Obama Rhetorical Analysis

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Kenzie Kyle

on 21 March 2016

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President Obama Rhetorical Analysis
Obama uses a formal tone in his introduction into his speech, "Vice President Biden, Mr. Chief Justice, Members of the United States Congress, distinguished guests, and fellow citizens." He even ends his speech with a thankful tone, "Thank you, God Bless you, and may He forever bless these United States of America." These tones help unite the country and show how grateful he is for this opportunity.
Obama's purpose is to convince the citizens to believe he can help the country gain strength in order to get the citizens to put there trust in him. Obama speaks in a united tone to bring the nation together.
He uses tone, repetition, and imagery to achieve his goals.
Obama uses tone, imagery, and repetition to make the American citizens put there trust in him. He succeeds in this by bringing a sense of togetherness, showing us clearly his plans, and repeating important points to make sure they don't get lost throughout his speech.
One prime example of Obama using imagery is paragraph six, "Through blood drawn by lash and blood drawn by sword, we learned that no union founded on the principles of liberty and equality could survive have-slave and half-free. We made ourselves anew, and vowed to move forward together." He also uses imagery in his statement, "The patriots of1776 did not fight to replace the tyranny of a king with the privileges of a few or the rule of a mob." President Obama uses imagery to remind the citizens of how strong this country is.
Title- President Obama Inaugural Address

Author- President Barack Obama

Literary Form- Speech
President Obama uses repetition to strengthen his thesis. He repeats his main points to make sure they stick with the audience. He starts many sentences with, "Together," to bring the nation together as one. The focal points are continued to make sure he goes over all his plans he has for the country. Repeating, "Our journey" to help describe how the nation will go through a journey under his leadership. He wants to give the audience clear reasons to put there trust in him. Without using repetition his claim could've been forgotten throughout the speech.
By Kenzie kyle
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