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Inaugural Address, Barack Obama, 2009

Obama, Barack. "Inaugural Address." 2009 Presidential Inauguration of Barack Obama. United States Capitol, Washington, D.C. 20 Jan. 2009. Web. 25 Apr. 2016.

In context, the speaker makes “America” (line 82) its own sentence in order to


urge the audience members to find their own meaning in the word.


personify the country in order to show its strength and endurance.


sum up the preceding anecdote in a single word.


address the audience directly in a closing call-to-action.


amplify the contrast between America and its enemies.

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