Analysis of Barack Obama's 2012 Presidential Victory Speech

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Part III. The following discourse is extracted from Barack Obama, the US president's victory speech, who addressed his supporters in Chicago after decisively winning a second term on 7th Nov, 2012. Clause in Paragraph 1 | Textual | Interpersonal | Tropical | Other themes | Thank you. Thank you. Thank you so much. | | -Thank you-Thank you -Thank you so much | -Thank you-Thank you -Thank you so much | | Clause in Paragraph 2 | | | | | Tonight, more than 200 years after a former colony won the right to determine its own destiny, the task of perfecting our union moves forward. | | | -tonight-more than 200 years after a former colony | | It moves forward because of you. | | | It | | It moves forward because you reaffirmed the spirit that has triumphed over war and depression, the spirit that has lifted this country from the depths of despair to the great heights of hope, the belief that while each of us will pursue our own individual dreams, we are an American family, and we rise or fall together as one nation and as one people. | | | It | | because you reaffirmed the spirit that has triumphed over war and depression, | because | | you | | that has triumphed over war and depression | that | | that | that | that has lifted this country from the depths of despair to the great heights of hope, | that | | that | that | that while each of us will pursue our own individual dreams | thatwhile | | each of us | that while | we are an American family | | | we | | and we rise or fall together as one nation | and | | we | | and as one people | and | | | [we]elliptical theme | Clause in Paragraph 3 | | | | | Tonight, in this election, you, the American people, reminded us that while our road has been hard, while our journey has been long, we have picked ourselves up, we have fought our way back, and we know in our hearts that for the United States of America, the best is yet to come. | | | -Tonight-in this

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