I am cancelling class on Tuesday, January 20 so that you may observe and participate in activities related to the Presidential Inauguration. (Also remember that there is no class on Monday, January 19 because of Martin Luther King Day.)
In lieu of our meeting, please review the page on this blog entitled “Rhetoric” and prepare, for classroom discussion on Wednesday, an analysis of the rhetorical elements employed by Barack Obama in his inaugural address–which is scheduled for 9:05 am (Pacific Standard Time). This assignment will not be collected, but I ask that you produce, and be prepared to share, a thoughtful response.
The link below provides more details about the 2009 Presidential Inauguration: