John F. Kennedy addressed the country as President for the first time on January 20, 1961, keeping the audience thinking about the future of the United States, but the future of other countries as well. In this Inaugural Address, Kennedy uses antithesis to set up a way of thinking that has to be broken down in order to fully understand what the point is, which is bettering our country as well as others. John F. Kennedy appeals the country through antithesis in his Inaugural Address by engaging the U.S. citizens to think about branching out to help other countries as well as improving the United States. Kennedy has many valid points on branching out of the United States to help those in other countries. 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.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy, known as JFK, officially confirmed his intent to run for President on January 2, 1960. He won the Democratic nomination on November 8, 1960; Kennedy defeated Richard Nixon and won the Presidency of the United States. He was sworn into office on January 20, 1961. The most remembered part of his inaugural address was his world famous quote, “Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.” Kennedy’s presidency was very active and addresses many major issues. Here are some highlights of his more memorable dealings while in office.
Some of the techniques I noticed were syntax, repetition, logos, and finally, pathos. Eisenhower’s Inaugural Speech of 1953 was very successful in connecting to his listeners. He was able to get his penultimate purpose across, which was that the country needed to band together once more to stay strong against the flare up of communism, but I believe his ultimate purpose was to keep the country moral high, and keep the people together, so they could overcome anything, whether it be communism or aliens. The United States of America will forever be banded together after this
I will discuss three topics areas that will demonstrate the context for the artifact: JFK as a rhetor, the occasions on which the rhetoric was presented and the audience to whom the rhetoric was addressed. Background John Fitzgerald Kennedy graduated from Harvard University in 1940 and shortly thereafter joined the Navy. While serving in WWII, his PT boat was rammed and sunk by a Japanese destroyer; Kennedy suffered critical injuries, but still managed to get him and other survivors to safety. Kennedy became a Democratic Congressman in the Boston area and then progressed to the 1953 Senate (JFK). John F. Kennedy was elected the youngest and first Roman Catholic President of the United States on November 8, 1960.
John F. Kennedy in his inaugural speech addresses to America, USSR, and to the nation. He sets the tone for his presidency by being stern, inspiring, and engaging. He states that if we all come together we can end tyranny, poverty, disease and war itself. Kennedy establishes his vision for the United States. He begins his inaugural speech by using parallelism to emphasize the importance of his victory in the presidential race.
President Kennedy opens his speech by establishing credibility, “For I have sworn before you and Almighty God the same solemn oath our forebears prescribed nearly a century and three-quarters ago.” He personalizes his speech in looking forward to the future while using the past as an example, adding that the same innovated views that our ancestors fought are still a concern around the globe and that our rights of man come from the hand of God, not the kindness of the state. Kennedy reminds his fellow Americans that we are the successors of the first revolt and that we must move forward as the new generation of Americans. The president emphasizes our human rights and encourages Americans to defend our freedom because it is a gift from God. Kennedy then exhorts, “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, to assure the survival and the success of liberty.” (19) President Kennedy pledges to veteran allies
Safire discusses how Lincoln used the “Declaration of Independence when stating “that all men are created equal” (Safire 42). Safire continues discussing this same idea in the eighth paragraph to highlight his argument about the image of birth with the wording of the beginning of the “Declaration of Independence.” Safire also discusses how Lincoln, like many other speechwriters, employ other great speakers into their speeches when discussing how Lincoln used Reverend Theodore Parker’s words in the conclusion of his speech, but that “Lincoln, . . ., dropped the ‘alls’ and made the phrase his own” (43). Wood also analyzes Obama’s use of references in his election night speech.
Jayla carson English 131 prof. Mclaughin September 18, 2013 King's rhetorical arguement In Martin Luther King's, "I Have A Dream" speech, he uses rhetorical devices to spread his message of equality. Through Ethos, Pathos, and Logos, King presents a well rounded arguement. These rhetorical appeals create a connection between King and his audience. King's connection to the audience comes from his use to pathos. When King says "we cannot walk alone.
So today I tell Barack Obama, congratulations, and it is my hope that you will listen to the leaders of the Conservative movement and take to heart the policies that they promote; policies that have, and will, better America. Yet, though this is his day, one must continue to look at the new President under a scrutinizing
President elects Barack Obama uses a variety of techniques to address and unify his audience. Obamas use of second person, directly making reference of his audience, tonight is your answer...it belongs to you...it cannot happen without you, is cleverly employed to demonstrate the importance of the individual and how his victory and future effort to change America will rely on the efforts of the collective. In the mind of his audience, it is used to make people feel a sense of belonging, having their presence acknowledged. In his speech, Obama makes several intersexual references to inspirational orators of the past. One such example is Martin Luther King, the road ahead will be long...we will get there where Obama creates the sense that it will be a tough, arduous journey ahead of America in undoing the damage done by past leadership.