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520X3VU1 LMM According to Martin Luther King Jr., a civil rights activist, “Everybody can be great… because anybody can serve.” Although it can be difficult to obtain a powerful position in politics as a unique individual, the first African American woman Democratic presidential nominee, Barbara Jordan, redefined norms. Jordan executed the keynote address at the 1992 Democratic National Convention to promote the Democratic party’s values. In order to gain support from American society, Jordan reaffirmed the Democratic party’s purpose and ideals for the country. Jordan utilizes critical rhetorical devices in order to effectively convey the party’s mission with a unifying tone. Jordan implements various forms of sentence fragments in order to reaffirm the Democratic party’s mission and purpose. In order to emphasize America’s identity and diversity value, Jordan expresses her ideas in the form of short, staccato sentences. Jordan demonstrates America’s great diversity by addressing the phrase “That still identifies us.” The short fragment that Jordan utilizes builds emphasis on one of America’s core values- diversity- and adds clarity to her argument. By implementing this technique, Jordan is able to effectively structure her

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