In this assignment my focus will be on the rhetorical pentagram, the language in the speech, and other rhetorical devices.

I will come across the different forms of appeal and rhetorical devices and show how Obama uses them to his advantage. In the end, I will discuss the matter of the speech.

The speech is written and told Barack Hussein Obama II, who was the 44th president of the United States.

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Obama has been in most of his voters’ shoes, and he has managed to turn that into a strength. As a result of his background as a normal citizen, he has a way of speaking both formally and informal.

While speaking formally he shows how well educated he is, but because of his background and sometimes informally talking, he is relatable to the listeners.

Obama manages to speak in a way which he uses rhetorical devices, one of the devices he makes use of is allusion, in his first sentence of the speech, he quotes relatable and understandable, and this showcases his regular and normal upbringing.

Obama uses a diversity of the founding fathers and the law of slavery in the speech. This is also an allusion due to it being a quote from a source with great credibility, but simultaneously it is in a way an illusion.