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Unformatted text preview: technique causes the audience to listen more carefully, as they are now aware that they are being given examples or proof of Obama’s past action. Obama also uses many rhetorical questions in his speech. Such questions are directed at the audience, but do not require an answer, and merely provoke further thought on the subject. Obama asks rhetorical questions such as “So today, I want to ask you, what’s your contribution going to be? What problems are you going to solve? What discoveries will you make? What will a president who comes here in twenty or fifty or one hundred years say about what all of you did for this country?” These questions cause the audience to think further on the matter at hand and to address the issues within themselves. The magnificent use of these elements combined results in an overall effect of honestly incorporate the concepts of the speech into their everyday thoughts and morals....
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This note was uploaded on 11/03/2009 for the course NA 12345 taught by Professor Na during the Spring '09 term at Mary Baldwin.
- Spring '09