Reclaiming the American Dream
This study guide will help you analyze the Barack Obama’s speech on reclaiming the American Dream. 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 main topics, speaker, audience, language, modes of persuasion, circumstances and intention.
Presentation of the speech
Title: “Obama’s November 7, 2007, speech on the ‘American Dream’ ”
Speaker: Barack Obama
Where: Bettendorf, Iowa
When: 7th of November, 2007
Barack Hussein Obama II (b. 1961) is an American politician who was also the 44th President of the United States from 2009 to 2017. He was the first African American to serve in this office. The present speech was delivered during Barack Obama’s 2007 presidential campaign.
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