Delivering Hope

We’ve been spending a lot of time in English analyzing Barack Obama’s Presidential Inauguration Address. It’s really annoying to me, personally. I have no interest in politics and really didn’t know who I preffered into office…but we’re breaking down every word he says, piece by piece. Anyways, this assignment was to just write an introduction as if we were going to write an analytical essay on his Inauguration Address, so I didn’t write the actual essay, just the introduction.

A cold and frigid morning, millions were anxious to hear from their newly elected leader. After speaking the sacred oath, Barack Obama, chosen to become the first African American President of the United States of America, still had many words to speak. The moments were writing themselves in the history books and each word and idea he expressed needed to change the world, or at least the thoughts of its people. He was America’s inspiration after all, and her citizens were waiting to hear his voice. The styles of his phrases, the choices of his words, and the organization of the ideas that made up his fore coming speech had been carefully examined with a single purpose in mind. Using his skill of rhetoric, Barack Obama was expected to deliver hope to the world.