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Dyatlova Anastasiya Konstantinovna, Candidate of historical sciences, associate professor, sub-department of foreign languages, Penza State University (40 Krasnaya street, Penza, Russia),
Pavlova Nataliya Anatol'evna, Candidate of pedagogical sciences, head of sub-department of foreign languages, Penza State University (40 Krasnaya street, Penza, Russia),

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Background. At a tough political struggle its participants use different methods among which there’s a bright emphatic speech based on metaphor usage. The article is devoted to the study of metaphor in political discourse based on the analysis of State of the Union addresses, delivered by Barack Obama.
Materials and methods. The objectives were achieved through analyzing State of the Union Addresses, delivered by Barack Obama.
Results. After analyzing the research material we’ve noticed a chain of similar metaphoric patterns of the “education” concept, frequently used by Barack Obama.
Conclusions. Metaphor is the richest source for creating and realizing a language picture of the world. Besides, a political metaphor is one of the most important and widely used devices for language manipulation. It can be kept in people’s memory for a long time. Being a powerful device of persuasion a metaphor helps to achieve the main goal which is a political victory.

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metaphor, political discourse, education, political metaphor, State of the Union, Barack Obama

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