John F. Kennedy’s purpose to his inauguration is to inspire the citizens of the United States, and to persuade his audience to merely participate in transferring his several goals into reality. It is clearly stated in Kennedy’s inauguration speech that help will be needed by the world if these goals will ever be achieved. In the act of persuading his audience Kennedy uses many rhetoric strategies to achieve the support from his audience that he is hoping for. In my analysis I can assert that Kennedy establishes his purpose in a persuasive way through his distinctive syntax and diction. Kennedy uses many complex formations of syntax and diction to persuade his audience.
The goals he states strongly appeal to ethos, by making connections with the everyday American citizen. He personalizes his speech in looking forward to the future while using the past as an example. Kennedy is smart to do so, one can only go forward but to be successful we must learn from the past. He states “We observe today not a victory of party, but a celebration of freedom-signifying renewal as well as change.” Being
Roosevelt did what he could to replace the Supreme Court members because he wanted his plan to pass, for the benefit of the nation. Easing the United States out of the Depression, the New Deal was a successful strategy, and a significant contribution made by Franklin Roosevelt. He believed in creating a system to help America and he succeeded. One of his most famous quotes was, "The only thing we have to fear is fear
A More Perfect Union Critique “We the people, in order to form a more perfect union.” These are the same words that were presented in the Constitution as well as used in Barack Obama’s speech, “A More Perfect Union” during his presidential primary campaign in 2008. His speech addresses the racism and inequality that still exist in America that is dividing American society instead of uniting it. Obama uses his own experiences to reach out to readers as well as using allusions from history and the patriotic meaning behind the history to incorporate pathos and ethos in his speech. Obama is successful in his writing because he is able to persuade the audience by appealing to their emotions, while using specific details to create more credibility
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.
A rhetorical question is a question that is asked in order to make a point, it is asked merely for effect with no answer expected (Merriam-Webster, 2011). The Rhetorical question that JFK asks in his inaugural speech was: “Can we forge against these enemies a grand and global alliance, North and South, East and west, that can assure a more fruitful life for all mankind? Will you join in that historic effort?”(John F. Kennedy) This question basically asks the millions of Americans to join in his efforts, to get behind him and help assure the more “fruitful life. By asking this question he is calling the American people, not only to realize the hostility that had been happening between countries but also to do something and to take action. He is inspiring them to do more for their country and causing them to think what they are willing to do for their country and at what
At the beginning of the inaugural address Kennedy begins with a strong and reassuring statement “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) This statement demonstrates humility by removing his personal gain and turning it into a victory for the American people. Then JFK uses emotion, or pathos, of the audience by addressing the topic on most Americans mind, “Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet Thomas 2 any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty.” (Kennedy) This is a good example of how he uses emotion to bring peace to the minds of the U.S. citizens and encourage them to unite as one. Another example of pathos in the beginning of his speech is when
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
In January 1964, the President declared his “unconditional war on poverty” with the passage of the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964. This law created Community Action Programs, which aimed to help those who found themselves below the poverty line. Moreover, the administration established the Job Corps to train recent male high-school graduates for skilled employment. Recognizing hunger as a serious issue of his time, President Johnson proposed the Food Stamp Act of 1964, which launched nationally the next year. The President also revisited a tax cut that was originally proposed by the Kennedy administration but shot down by conservatives, as they believed it would raise the federal deficit.
A Nation United: The American Family Characterized through Barack Obama In 2004, Barack Obama delivers his Democratic National Convention Keynote Address to the United States. His fierce language and raw passion is able to encourage Americans to believe that there is more to black and white. The United States of America is not separated. The United States of America is one country. Barack Obama uses patriotism, faith, and religion to evoke passion and inspiration in the audience to show that the United States of America is not just a liberal country or not just a conservative country, but that the United States of America is one country, united.