However, Kennedy effectively uses emotional language to make his audience feel involved in his goals as President. Kennedy makes the task of bringing peace and prosperity to the world not only a personal objective, but also one of the American people. By telling the audience to "Ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for country," the audience feels personally responsible for making the world a better place in which to live. Aside from instilling a feeling of responsibility in his audience, the most notable aspect of Kennedy's address is his ability to use language for the purpose of stirring a sense of pride in the American people. During his address the President constantly uses images of freedom and liberty as he reminds his listeners that they are, "The heirs of that first revolution."
The purpose of this statement is to establish his commitment to providing for the common good of the nation by taking the oath of office. JFK continues with an appeal to the emotions, or pathos, of his audience by addressing a topic heavy on the hearts and minds of many Americans with the statement, “Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty” (Kennedy). He tries to bring peace to his audience and tries to unite them as one. He also backs the up saying, “united, there is little we cannot do in a host of cooperative ventures. Divided, there is little we can do”
"I have a dream that one day the nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creedÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ that all men are created equal." For the next few lines of his speech he repeated these words, "I have a dream," which helped arouse emotion in his audience and give them hope. This hope was that they would one day be treated as equals and walk side by side with the all other races. King uses his the phrase "I have a dream today," twice as its own paragraph. This statement was probably spoken with great emphasis since it gave the listeners the desire to change "today" instead of continuing to be discriminated against.
Again Obama uses emotive language to appeal to patriotism. “an American family” and “we rise and fall together” Family is a very strong and poignant description which Obama is using to paint the image of one unit. The president mentions ‘America’ throughout the text. As this is a victory speech, the word America is a power word, and strongly emits feelings of patriotism and pride. In the third paragraph, president Obama repeats the word ‘tonight’, bringing the audience back to the present victory.
JFK was specifically elected because of his Catholic background. Therefore, he references God multiple times through the use of allusions. One reads as follows, “The belief that the rights of man come not from the generosity of the state, but from the hand of God.” This quote is alluded to in the beginning of the speech, which confirms to his audience, that he is, indeed, an iron-willed Christian man. By using an allusion, President Kennedy manifests to his audience that he is a veracious man, and by being known as an ethical and honorable man, he can easily convince the citizens of U.S. to become involved in the movement towards consensus and harmony. And again, God is adduced to further advance JFK’s Christian beliefs when he states, “With a good conscience our only sure reward, with history the final judge of our deeds, let us go forth to lead the land we love, asking His blessing and His help, but knowing that here on earth God’s work must truly be our own.” Displayed in that quote, along with an allusion, is
The appeal to his logos is that he had been-----. Being a senator gave him the ethos needed. He really showed a lot of pathos especially when he was referring to his family and how racialism had effected families in America. His use of language was simple, he chose his words simple so even someone who wasn’t well educated can understand and comprehend. The organization of the speech flowed with each new point.
Thirty-fifth President of the United States, John F. Kennedy, in his inaugural address, expresses the need to unite in order to gain world peace. Because Kennedy gave this speech during his inauguration, he inspires an entire audience around the world, instead of just in America. Kennedy’s purpose is to begin making a better America, to in turn make a better World. He adopts an inspirational tone in order to recruit the citizens of the world to help him. Kennedy begins his speech by stating that we, as the United States are willing to help any friend or indifferent group in the pursuit of liberty.
Speech analysis for JFK Mr. John Fitzgerald Kennedy is credited to be one of America's greatest speakers. When I was asked to choose a speech to do an analysis on, I choose Kennedy's inaugural address. I choose this because it is one of the most recognized speeches in American history. There are many sources that have placed his address as second behind Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I have a dream." President Kennedy utilized many tools that are typically used in rhetorical or persuasive writing.
You always have to decide if you want to make peace with other countries or to go to war with them. Another good trait that makes a good leader is being brave and standing up for what you think is right for everyone in the government and society. You have to be able to understand each side before one acts out as a leader. You have to be able to know what the consequences are for the way you act and how you do it. In all aspect you have to be brave through it all and know that there is nothing to fear in America.
Ethics of “Democracy” Citizens of the United States love their country for various reasons. They love The Bill of Rights, which protect and give its people certain rights as citizens of the country. Americans have the right to speech and religion, which is not found in many countries around the world; but they are rights guaranteed to all American citizens. Many Americans love the idea of capitalism; and many people travel to America from other countries to become citizens, living out their dream here in the United States. It is admirable that the United States military is powerful and voluntary.