Alan Keyes

In Obama's words: 20 memorable quotes from Chicago appearances

In Obama's words: 20 memorable quotes from Chicago appearances

Change. It has been a central theme in Barack Obama's speeches throughout his political rise and his appearances in Chicago over the years -- including his final speech delivered as president on Jan. 10, 2016. But how much has his speaking style changed in the last decade?

Rising from a state senator to a U.S. senator to President, Obama kept his speaking style consistent, said Robert Terrill, professor of rhetoric in the Department of English, at Indiana University. "I think that even if you went all the way back to his 2004 keynote at the DNC, you'd find many of the same characteristics that mark his speeches now: a tendency to use his own life story as an exemplar; a...

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