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English 1B Section 45 February 4, 2009 The Audacity of Hope Barack Obama has an uncanny ability to use rhetoric to put the audience in a sense of wonder and awe. He utilizes all available weapons to encourage listeners to understand his perspective. Everything from historical facts, background stories full of value, and rules and policy issues of how things should be like or can be like are in Obama’s arsenal. In this speech he had a well balanced formula to create support for John Kerry and his presidential endeavor as well as to launch himself into the political spotlight. Obama starts off by talking about his background. The story of his background sets up a claim of the hope which emerges in every corner of America. At first the story about his grandparents and their son in Kenya, their inspiring immigration story to America and eventually how they reached Hawaii looking for opportunity. He inserts historical bills and associations that helped his parents make it in this country. Those inserts serve as factual claims so that his story isn’t just a dream come true for immigrants from Kenya but a solid story to show that utilizing the opportunities given by the American government makes it so that almost anything is possible. His allusions the G.I. bill and the F.H.A provide solid fact and his gripping story of his parents love and perseverance provides value to his claim.
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His second claim is his belief that America is great. It is a good follow up to his
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