Examples Of Allusions In Obama's Second Inaugural Address

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President Obama uses various allusions throughout his second Inaugural Address to convey the idea that all people are equal, more specifically, American citizens. He also suggests that if we all work as one, the United States will flourish. To begin with, he says, "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights." President Obama alludes to the Declaration of Independence to remind every citizen that this country is based on equality. Furthermore, he alludes to the Civil War and desperately calls for the country to unite once more when he says, "No union founded on the principles of liberty and equality could survive." To conclude his speech, he

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