This study guide will help you analyze Barack Obama’s inaugural address from 2009. We will show you examples of elements in the text that will be relevant for your analysis. In these notes, we will focus on the summary, topic, speaker, audience, language, modes of persuasion, circumstances, and intention.
Presentation of the speech
Title: “Barack Obama’s Inaugural Address 2009”
Speaker: Barack Obama
Context: The commencement of Barack Obama's US Presidency
Date of speech: January 20, 2009
Barack Obama (b. 1961) is an African-American politician who served as senator and as the 44th President of the United States. When the speech was delivered, he was at the beginning of his first term as US President.
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