Inaugural Speech Analysis

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In order to classify this text it can be divided in two parts. On the one hand, it is a journalistic report due to the fact that it was published by Macon Philips who was a Special Assistant to the President, and Director of Digital Strategy at The White House. He developed the web page where President Barack Obama’s speech was uploaded (WhiteHouse.gov). On the other hand, the uploaded Inaugural Address which it is going to be mainly taken into account in this essay.
This main text is a political document. This speech was delivered by Barack Hussein Obama on January 20th, 2009 at The White House, Washington. Obama is the 44th President of the United States of America and the first Afro-American President in American history.
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As it was pointed out above, this speech was published on an official web page with the intention of making it available to every person who wanted to comprehend what President Obama had announced. This way Obama caught everybody’s attention with his message of change and new politics. Macon Phillips is the former White House director of New Media and while Obama was giving his Inaugural speech and he uploaded the speech on Whitehouse.gov, the official website of the President.
With calling for a “new era of responsibility”, Barack Obama’s addressees were the population of the United States of America, on the one hand. “My fellow citizens”, “our journey...” or several references to “American people” now and then are examples of this connection. On the other hand, Obama also addressed the speech to “all the other peoples and governments” who were watching or listening to him, as a friend of all nations.
As far as this Inaugural Address is concerned, Barack Obama bears in mind the difficult task he has in front of him, he thanks everybody for the trust given to him and pays respect to the sacrifices made by the men that have gone before
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