Analysis Of Barack Obama 's Speech

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Outline:
Introduction:
In his 2004 speech, Barack Obama stated “I stand here knowing that my story is part of the larger American story, that I owe a debt to all of those who came before me, and that, in no other country on earth, is my story even possible.”
This quote embodies…
It was meant to show…
The main idea guiding Obama’s speech is giving back to those who gave to you.
More specifically, he wants the American people to elect John Kerry for president, as John carry embodies this goal to him.
Obama uses syntax and repetition devices, and organization to convince on the line of opposing voters of this goal.
Body 1 - Syntax devices:
Obama uses syntax devices such as convoluted and loose sentences to clarify his arguments, and thus support his point that John Kerry should be elected president.
Some examples of convoluted sentences from the text are “His father,” and “The people I meet.”
These clarify his arguments by...
Obama uses loose sentences to accomplish much the same thing - to…
Some examples are:...
Body 2 - Repetition Devices:
In Obama’s speech, repetition devices are used to make his points seem more dramatic, which enables for him to more vividly support his argument that John Kerry should be elected president.
The repetition devices he uses most commonly are anaphora and epistrophe.
Some examples of anaphora are
These examples make his point more vivid by…
For the same reason, Obama uses epistrophe
An example of epistrophe is…
Without these repetition…
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