In this video I will describe the speech using the rhetorical pentagram. Everybody struggles with something.

Of course, some people deal with problems that are more serious than others, but difficulties are a part of life, and everyone has to deal with them at some point.

Obama starts of the speech by addressing the audience in a casually and informal way, which gives the reader an idea of a relaxed environment, even though he is speaking to a lot of people.

As we dig further into the speech, we find that Obama makes use of many comparisons, while sympathizing with the audience, enforcing the feeling of a relaxed environment.