Analysis Of Barack Obama's Inauguration Speech

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As if one term wasn’t enough for his reseeding hairline and grayish hair, Barack Obama was once again reelected as President of the United States. After what seemed like a very close election, President Obama knocked out the Republican Nominee, Mitt Romney, out of the polls to claim the seat as the First African American President to win a second term. It was January 21, 2013, the 150th Anniversary of Abraham Lincolns Emancipation Proclamation, and President Obama was prepared to give his inaugural address as the 44th President of the United States just outside the United States Capitol. President Obama walked up to the podium and cheerfully acknowledged the thousands of people who were anxiously waiting for hours just to hear his second inauguration speech. On that podium, President Obama portrayed a very authoritative …show more content…
During his speech, Obama displayed many important public speaking tactics that kept his audience engaged. To begin with, President Obama was absolutely immaculate with the way he used his gestures. If you watch the speech, President Obama took advantage of empowering words such as “together” and “freedom” and use hand gestures to emphasize its meaning. Words like that have a very powerful meaning, especially when used by President of the United States. Meanwhile, the cameramen would zoom in and out of specific people in the audience and you can just tell, by the way they barely blinked, that President Obama had 100% of their attention. Within his gestures and empowering words, President Obama was very poise during his pauses. He made it a huge deal to pause right after specific sentences that engraved the crowds with enthusiasm. After reciting words from the Declaration of Independence, “… Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness…” he paused for a moment which resulted in a euphoric roar from the

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