THE POWER OF REPETITION AS RHETORICAL DEVICES IN SPEECH WITH REFERENCE TO OBAMA'S SPEECH AT UI JAKARTA

Gaspar, Besin (2011) THE POWER OF REPETITION AS RHETORICAL DEVICES IN SPEECH WITH REFERENCE TO OBAMA'S SPEECH AT UI JAKARTA. In: National Conference Language in the Online and Offline World, May 31 & June 1, 2011, Petra Christian University, Surabaya. (Submitted)

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Abstract

The power of a speech is judged from the content, the language and the delivery. This research deals the language used by Obama in his speech at UI Jakarta with the focus on repetition as one type of the rhetorical devices. The main question in this research is what makes Obama's speech admired by the public.This research is trying to identify the types of repetition employed, the impact of this choice and Obama's typical speech style. As a textual analysis, the data for analysis are limited to the speech text itself. Based onttne analysis, It is concluded that Obama employed four types of repetition as rhetorical devices in his speech: anadiplosis, conduplicatio, anaphora and parallelism.The impacts are that the speech text becomes cohesive, the message is intense, the sentences sound more poetic and powerful. Last, anaphora and parallelism are Obama's speech style.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
Divisions: Polytechnic > Diploma in Foreign Business Language
Depositing User: Eko Setiawan 194014
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2015 02:34
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2016 07:49
URI: http://repository.ubaya.ac.id/id/eprint/23526

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