This study guide will help you analyze Barack Obama's second inaugural address. 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, topic, speaker, audience, language, modes of persuasion, circumstances, and intention.
Presentation of the speech
Title: “Barack Obama's Inaugural Address 2013”
Speaker: Barack Obama
Context: Barack Obama beginning his second term as US President
Date of speech: January 21, 2013
Barack Obama (b. 1961) was the 44th US President and the first African-American to hold this office. He began his career as a civil rights lawyer and later became a member of the US Senate, representing the state of Illinois. He is one of the presidents with the highest approval rate among the population after two terms in office.
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