A Rhetorical Analysis Of Barack Obama's Inauguration Speech

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The 44th President, Barack Obama in his Inauguration Speech he talked about the changes that were going to be made in the United States and the current events that are going on. He explained the thing he is going to do to fix it. Obama’s purpose of this speech was to talk about how we as a country are in trouble. America as a whole is going downhill and it needs to be changed around.The audience that he is giving this speech to is the previous Presidents of the United States, the other people he is addressing this to are the people of the United States. The devices that I used are ethos, patriotism, and pathos.
The first device that I used was the ethos. I used ethos to show that Barack Obama is credible. Barack Obama is a source not only because he is a great speaker, not only because he knows how to persuade you. But the main reason that he is more credible than anyone else in the United States of America is because he is our President. He is our Commander in Chief he basically
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I used pathos because he used a very strong kind of voice and how America was all messed up and going downhill. But when basically when he gets into office he is trying to change all of that. Just like as he said in his speech “Today I say to you that the challenges we face are real. They are serious and they are many. They will not be met easily or in a short span of time. But know this America: They will be met.” He is not guaranteeing that is will happen but he trying his best to get to get the job done. He wants to make the economy better and try to get as many people off the streets as possible not by taking them away but trying to open up more jobs for people to change there lives around.” For everywhere we look, there is work to be done. The state of our economy calls for action, bold and swift. And we will act, not only to create new jobs but to lay a new foundation for growth.” He made this loud and clear in his
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