Barrack Obama’s Inaugural Speech Analysis
Barrack Obama starts off his inauguration speech by first thanking the audience, then begins his actual speech with the opening line of “My fellow citizens” he then pauses waiting for the audience to settle and pay attention.
This opening line is used not only to get the audience’s attention initially but to also establish a sense of unity and commonality between the audience and the speaker, to set up Barrack Obama in the minds of the audience as speaking to them as one of them.
He goes on to then describe himself as being “humbled”, “grateful” and “mindful” to further endear himself to the audience, that he is humble and sincere, and by doing so right in the beginning of the speech, make them more willing to listen to and engaged with what he as to say in the rest of the speech.
He then goes onto speak of the history of all those who have taken the oath before him.
The introduction and beginning of the speech was designed to simply and quickly engage the audience from the very beginning and to try to set himself up as a speaker that the audience would want to listen to.
Barrack Obama begins to wind down and conclude his speech with a quote from one of the fathers of the nation to bridge to his final section where he once again reiterated the overriding theme of his speech which was that even though America was facing difficulties they would conquer the difficulties like many Americans before them in history had. This use of a quote also helped to reinforce his message with the audience.
He then went on to thank the audience again and ended the speech by stating “God bless you ... And God bless the United States of America. “
Style of presentation
The style of the presentation was a formal and non-interactive speech which was designed to introduce to the audience a basic overview of what he was hoping to achieve in the term as president. Also it was intended to inspire the...