JFK Speech – Analysis Diction Kennedy uses abstract words so his speech would appeal to everyone because each person's idea of words like freedom and sacrifice are different. Some examples of rhetorical tropes used in the speech are metaphor, “...those who foolishly sought power by riding the back of the tiger and ended up inside” and personification, “...to assist free men and free governments in casting off the chains of poverty.” Kennedy's use of figures of speeches are cliché. He uses them in a patriotic fashion, saying things like helping allies cast off the “chains of poverty” or strongly advertising America's freedom and liberty; things that Americans say today and have said in the past. It may be due to the fact that this speech was said about half a century about, but there are some words in the speech that are not used often today. Words like
Also throughout the speech is the usage of pathos, which appeals to the emotions of the listener. The president talks about things like freedom from terror, pursuit in justice, and quests for peace. All of these give a sense of emotional relationship toward anyone who is listening to him speak. This is because no one enjoys terror, everyone agrees that they like justice, and peace is one thing that is so calming that if we were to attain it, then we would surely be happy. In addition to the rhetorical devices used in the speech, the president also uses some literary devices in order to get his point across to those who are listening to his speech.
The last three terms are also important but not always necessary. In the article “American Value Systems” by Richard D. Rieke and Malcolm O. Sillars, I found great use of the Toulmin model when understanding their argument with each individual value system. In their article they did a great job by not generalizing the American population by using the term ‘everyone’ which could possibly offend readers and having them judge from the beginning. The article speaks of six value systems but clearly states in the opening paragraphs that “broad social categories” are defined, also, both groups and individuals will be found outside of these systems or may use certain qualities of one or more value systems and combine them to create their own. The value systems defined are The Puritan-Pioneer-Peasant Value System, The Enlightenment Value System, The Progressive Value System, The Transcendental Value System, The Personal Success Value System and The Collectivist Value System.
The penultimate sentence in this paragraph speaks of “Influencers disconnected from the seasoned wisdom of friends and mentors” (emphasis added). This wordplay relating the “connectedness” of social media to the reality of disconnection from people not only tickles the funny bone of literarily minded readers, but also adds to his logical case against the overuse of social media. Hansen also appeals to the credibility of others by referencing books and authors. This helps us see his intended audience more clearly as he does this. First he references a quote about the middle class from Alexis de Tocqueville “in his famous book Democracy in America” (emphasis added).
Whilst effective and persuasive, these interviews are severely deceptive. Cleverly silencing any footage which may impede his argument, Moore creates stronger negative representations of the news media and government. When the audience is introduced to the interview with Matt Stone, both the interviewer and interviewee are settled, relaxed, and talking casually. Because the audience does not see Moore approaching Stone, they are positioned to believe that this kind of conversation is commonplace. Moore is therefore represented as an average American which the audience can relate to and trust.
As I had stated in the above paragraph Dr. King does use several different Talk Cards in his speech. He did a good job using the different talk cards as they help him make his message clear to a wider group of people. Changing the talk cards would have changed the importance and power of his speech. Dr. King is very formal and powerful when reciting this speech. The goal of his speech was to make an impact on the civil rights campaign and to motivate the crowd.
Chief Joseph’s speech also gives us an insider look of how things were back then between the Unites States government and Native Americans. Chief Joseph’s tone throughout his speech seems to be calm but rational; at the same time I felt that he used a lot of emotion to make his point clear. His repetition and his way of thinking is very clear and just and by the end of the speech I’m intrigued and agree with his views of what freedom really is to him. In the middle of his speech he sounds a bit enraged and informs us that so called “friends” come to him and tell him that they will have their justice and that everything will be sorted out and all this talk comes out of their mouth and promises of justice turn into broken promises. What stands out to me the most about Chief Joseph is the way he delivered his logic about freedom.
Additionally, the transition in language allows the audience to see Mercutio as more than a jokester. Because of this, he gains credibility for his views. Furthermore, as the language used becomes less whimsical and more patently alarming, there is less breathing room between phrases, which creates the image of Mercutio losing control. Mercutio’s delivery of these lines is effective in that the audience is able to sense how destructive and delusional dreams are – to the point that they can drive a sane man mad. Through the “Queen Mab” speech, the audience it introduced to Mercutio’s lightning-quick wit and ability to steal a scene.
Levy focused more on anecdote’s and imagery, however his article was also mostly effective because of the amount of information he left out. Patterson relied mostly on hip-pocket-nerve and statistics in order to get his logical argument across. Horrace’s piece appeared more affective because of his passionate tone and emotive, straight-to-the-point language. His continuous attack on the protesters implied that he was confident in what he was saying and was willing to “actively defend sensible hunting/shooting”. Each article well affected the reader differently in accordance to which techniques where most effective on them and all writers presented valid
Damon is very careful to not show his true emotion towards the subject, rather he clearly displays the facts in such a way that the reader develops their own emotional response. Damon continues to show a strong pathos appeal in his essay when he states “Too many breaches in honesty can corrode relationships beyond repair”. Almost every reader will be able to remember a time this has personally happened and immediately they build a strong connection to Damon’s essay. Thus, Damon has again used a strong pathos appeal to persuade the reader of the validity and strength of his essay and opinion of honesty in the current