Driving Home Persuasive Messages in Barack Obama’s Closing Argument: “One Week�

Gunawan, Samuel (2013) Driving Home Persuasive Messages in Barack Obama’s Closing Argument: “One Week�. K@ta, 16 (1). ISSN ISSN 1411-2639

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    As Obama’s speech entitled “One Week� signified the closing argument for all his presidential campaign speeches in the U.S. Presidential Election in 2008, therefore Obama attempted to do his best to persuade the American voters to bring the important issues of his political agenda to the highest level of their consciousness. In that way the American voters were reminded of the importan point of voting for him. For that purpose, to drive home his persuasive messages of unity and change, Obama delivered the speech making good use of some rhetorical devices.This paper is an atttempt to explore and elucidate his outstanding use of those rhetorical devices such as sound bites for highlighting the messages, sound devices for appealing to his audience’s ears of the messages being delivered, and the various means of message amplifications for magnifying powerfully the messages being delivered in his closing argument speech.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Obama’s closing argument, rhetorical devices, undescoring persuasion.
    Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
    Divisions: Faculty of Letter > English Department
    Depositing User: Admin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2013 21:29
    Last Modified: 01 Aug 2017 12:16
    URI: http://repository.petra.ac.id/id/eprint/16042

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