This creates the perception that the road to recovery will not be easy.
He wanted his audience to realize that repairing the damage he inherited from the country’s past leadership will not be an easy task.
To his daughters he said, “Sasha and Malia, I love you both so much, and you have earned the new puppy that’s coming with us to the White House.” This demonstrated that he is a normal family man who cares for the well-being of his family, for example, he promised his daughters a puppy.
The reference to his grandma who had just passed away without being over sentimental induces the sympathy of the audience.
In the speech, Obama gives thanks to various people who assisted him to ascend to presidency.
He started by praising the defeated, “A little bit earlier this evening I just received a very gracious call from Senator Mc Cain.
Obama’s use of the power word, America, rouses the attention of the audience since invoking the word demands absolute obedience (Balshaw, 18).
In addition, the opening allusion to the American dream echoes the words of great speakers in American history, such as Martin Luther King.
It is interesting to note that he was able to commend his competitors before his supporters. He portrayed the Vice President as an ordinary person saying, “we’re just like you” so as to connect with the crowd.
And he only mentioned Joe Biden at the end of the paragraph.