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Rhetoric & imagery in Obama's victory speech

Max Atkinson

It’s commonly thought that effective orators are blessed with a mysterious gift, but all successful speakers use the same simple techniques, and have been doing so at least since they were first taught by the ancient Greeks. At its simplest, the more use made of these techniques, the more impressed audiences will be. Sasha and Malia, I love you both more than you can imagine, and you have earned the new puppy that's coming with us to the White House.

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