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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.

The rhetorical effect of the sentences “The capital…was advancing” (line 74) is


to suggest the despair of the soldiers in the anecdote.


to imply that hardship is the only way to develop a rugged character.


to contrast the nation’s initial struggles to its current prosperity.


to illustrate the difficulties of living in a developing nation.


to memorialize those who died for the greater good of the nation.

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