This study guide will help you analyze Barack Obama's speech "A More Perfect Union", in which he talks about race relations in the US. We will show you examples of elements in the text that will be relevant for your analysis. In these notes, we will focus on summary, analysis, topic, speaker, audience, language, forms of appeal, circumstances, intention and comments, and we will help you put the speech in perspective.
Presentation of the speech
Title: “A More Perfect Union”
Speaker: Barack Obama
Context: US 2008 Presidential Campaign
Date of speech: March 18, 2008
Barack Obama (b. 1961) was the first African American to serve as US President, serving from 2009 to 2017. At the time of the speech, he was still an Illinois senator, competing in the Presidential race.
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