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Language Circle
Vol 10, No 2 (2016): April 2016
THE USE OF METAPHOR IN BARACK OBAMA’S INAUGURATION SPEECH
Risdianto, Faizal ( STAIN Salatiga)
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Published date:
05 Apr 2016
 
This study is aimed to elaborate the uniqueness of Barack Obama‘s inaugural speech when he has been sworn in as the 44th US president at 20 January 2009. This research is a (qualitative) bibliographical study. The object of the study is the analysis of the use of metaphor in Barrack Obama‘s speech. There are 23 sentences chosen to represent all the metaphorical sentences of Obama‘s speech being the object of the study. Having analyzed the data by the perspective of George Lakoff and Johnson‘s conceptual metaphor, the researcher can draw a conclusion that Obama has effectively and creatively used metaphorical expressions in convincing his people about his future plans. His remarkable speech discussing how to solve the great scale of the economic mess that now confronts the US and the common feeling of the loss of national self-confidence.
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