January 29, 2003

Analysis of State of the Union address…

I have posted my analysis of the State of the Union address to Presidential Campaign Rhetoric 2004.

Highlights: More sophisticated use of schemes and fallacies. Personal transformation or a new delivery style? Dearth of metaphors. Two for the price of one–DICTION 5.0 shows how. Best speech yet.

UPDATE (7:00 p.m.): Here are early poll numbers from ABC. Should we judge the persuasiveness of a speech by its polling number less than 24 hours after the event? I wonder. (via Thinking It Through)

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