This study guide will help you analyze Senator Barack Obama's announcement speech. We will show you examples of elements in the text that will be relevant for your analysis. In these notes, we will focus on summary, analysis, topic, speaker, audience, language, modes of persuasion, circumstances, and intention.
Presentation of the speech
Title: “Barack Obama's Presidential Announcement Speech”
Speaker: Barack Obama
Context: US Presidential elections
Date of speech: February 10, 2007
Barack Obama (b. 1961) is the former US President and senator. He served as President between 2009 and 2017. Prior to that, he was a civil rights lawyer and then an Illinois senator. This speech was given to announce his candidacy for President.
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