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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. Whitehouse.gov. Web. 25 Apr. 2016.

Which of the following best describes the rhetorical strategy in the line “That we…well understood” (line 17) from paragraph 2?

A

The speaker shifts from domestic concerns to international ones.

B

The speaker relies on abstractions to downplay the seriousness of the problems.

C

The speaker concedes a weakness in order to gain credibility.

D

The speaker acknowledges that the general public is well informed.

E

The speaker foreshadows an eventual victory to current conflicts.

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