Communication Rhetoric

Discuss how rhetoric is a kind of energy that helps us to survive and how human beings invent rhetorical worlds through symbols. We’ve also imagined how rhetoric creates meaning in these worlds and how human symbol-use is a key to understanding rhetorical creativity.
Identify the rhetorical world President Barack Obama invents in his final weekly radio address (SEE ATTACHMENT) in January 2017. Another way to think about this is what kind of symbolic world does Obama invent?
This essay asks you to imagine, based on the text of the speech, what kind of world the text invents. Imagine that this is the only text you have to understand the world. What does the world look like? What words are especially important? How do these words work to invent a world?