Rhetorical Metaphor in Barrack Obama Speech Family

Roby Hariyanto Gunawan, lalu Muhaimi, Amrullah Amrullah


Speech is communication to share information method the main point of successful speech cannot measuring by loud applause of the audience but also the audience can understand with what the speaker idea. Some people communicate with each other more than they said or have hidden meaning in their speech.  Being one of the most powerful Presidents in the history of the United States, Obama has been asserting himself among the American people. This research is considered as stylistic of language that focuses on metaphor analysis since it explores the style by President of United State Barrack Osama in speech address of Berlin 2008. The objective of this study is to know the word metaphor that used by Barrack Obama and what indicate of metaphor speech by Barrack Obama.  This research employed a descriptive method was used since this research focus on describing the used of rhetorical metaphor in barrack Obama Speech address of Berlin. The main data of this research is taken by speech Barrack Obama in American Rhetoric. The technique of data collection in this research was note taking where the researcher give sign to the speech after that describing the data. The researcher applied textual analysis since he referred to the theories of the research since analyzing data.  Result of this study reveals the following finding, there are 9 phrases containing metaphor in Barrack Obama speech in Address to the People in Berlin when he spoke to the audience, the meaning of speeches is various. Every phrases or word described in this research. From the data of that speech the researcher could be concluded the rhetorical metaphor is important and have influence to become more powerful of the speech.


Rhetorical; Metaphor; Barrack Obama

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18415/ijmmu.v6i2.810


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