Although, Kennedy gets his audience, Americans, engaged through antithesis, “Support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.” Kennedy switched up the words in his speech to get the audience thinking positively about supporting those who want the help of the United States. Kennedy then goes to a different side of his plans; explaining that the countries that get our help will be the ones who side with the U.S. in our American ideals. Thus, supporting his purpose further by stating two opposite ideas in one antithesis statement. By Kennedy doing this, he creates a strong engagement with the U.S. citizens because his main purpose is to branch out to other countries, but at the same time he said he wouldn’t let other countries stand in the way of helping those who truly want the help. Another strong motive of Kennedy is his concern with improving America further.
For example, after “Let the word…passed to a new generation”, Clarke adds that his words actually appeared to be going forth into the exhilarating air. Thus allowing the reader to create a stronger image of the actual speech, and President Kennedy himself. Throughout his writing Clarke, intelligently, quotes Kennedy at least once on every other paragraph, not giving too many quotes but suffices to feed the reader with enough information on Kennedy’s manner of speech. To top it all off, Clarke also quotes other presidents that try to quote Kennedy in their own way. Bush’s translation of Kennedy’s “Ask not what your country can do for you-ask what you can do for your country”(Brooks 299) into “What you do is as important as anything government does.
He creates an invitingly hopeful and powerfully encouraging tone that unifies his people with a fresh perspective of the nation. Kennedy says, “Will you join in that historic effort?” His tone of voice implicates a warm and welcoming feel that ask his citizens to help out rather than forcing them to do so therefore, the audience doesn’t sense an obligation by Kennedy . Later in his speech, Kennedy utilizes an antimetabole when he says “ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.” Instead of “inviting” he implies authority to the people to “ask” themselves what they can do for their beloved country. The audience sees that although Kennedy is nice to invite them to make a change, he also has the power to force it upon them. Kennedy includes his people to join in with him and make a difference for the nation.
His use of ethos, pathos and logos in this speech and others, made it effective enough to land him a spot as Commander in Chief. He used ethos in a way that gained the respect of his audience in that he took on the role of being one of them. By using logos he made them realize what they as the Republican Party stand for. With his use of pathos he appeals to their emotional side but making them believe that change is for the sake of their children’s livelihood. Ronald Reagan’s speech “A Time For Choosing” was intended to persuade his audience to believe the wrong-doings of the government, and persuade he did.
By highlighting these attributes in his opening sentence; the president’s appeal to the people is that of sobriety and peaceful coexistence. The president reminds the people that for a century they fought to claim what is now called the American continent. He further states that for half a century the American people embarked on inventions and innovations that have put the country above the rest. The president outlines the main challenge in this century as that of managing the wealth
They get involved with their own desires for career success, as well as their desires for positive outcomes for their own countries. Doing poorly and conceding often requires that negotiators not be embarrassed; that is, that they "save face" for themselves personally and for their governments at home. Let's start this discussion with the famous leaders mentioned so far in the course: In the Week 6 readings you see their own need to "save face" for themselves and their countries. What are some of the great examples shown so far of "saving face" on the part of diplomats? What does "saving face" mean in diplomatic
This story appeals to the audiences emotions and this make his speech effective. The idea that an elderly man of a different race is willing to be part of the campaign not because of an issue that he is facing but because he is willing to join the campaign for someone else, but not only another person but another person of another race shows that there is hope for America to place differences aside and unify. It shows that no matter what race a person is, people are able to sympathize with one another and help support each other when needed. By using this heartwarming story Obama reached out to the readers and gave them hope of
I chose this speech for its significance in history, as well as its influence on Nixon’s political standing at the time. He was a very powerful public speaker, as well as running mate and Vice President for Dwight Eisenhower. Nixon makes very powerful points though out his entire speech to show that he is in the right, and the charges against him and his party are being wrongfully made. Nixon’s greatest quality as a public speaker is his ability to sway the crowd with his charisma, and sincerity. His speech reached the people, and made them listen.
He begins his inaugural speech by using parallelism to emphasize the importance of his victory in the presidential race. Kennedy describes his victory as “symbolizing an end, as well as a beginning- signifying renewal as well as change.” He uses opposition to explain that now he will start a new phase as a president, of all, not the candidate for some. Applying anaphora, he says “to” in order to address all of the different people he
For instance, freedom and human rights, foreign aid policy, Global solidarity and so forth. These are important views that are applicable in the present times. President Kennedy stated that “We observe today not a victory of party, but a celebration of freedom—symbolizing an end, as well as a beginning---signifying renewal, as well as change” (Kennedy, 1961, p.1). He was advocating for freedom and human rights which brings about development, success and positive change in a society and also signifying the beginning of a new era. Presently, nations face similar issues concerning fundamental human rights; freedom of speech, freedom of expression, and so forth.