Designing Choreographies for the New Economy of Attention

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Rhetoric & imagery in Obama's victory speech

Max Atkinson

At its simplest, the more use made of these techniques, the more impressed audiences will be. The train imagery personalises his praise for Biden, who started commuting daily from Delaware to Washington in 1972, after his two young sons had survived a road crash in which his wife and their daughter died. Note that the invitations to the audience to applaud Biden and Michelle are perfectly executed – the person is identified, praised and finally named.

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Five Ways to Speak Like Obama | BNET

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