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.
On January 20, 1961 John F. Kennedy presented his inauguration speech to America. He aims to enthuse Americans to change their attitude to a more worldwide view. John F. Kennedy effectively uses antimetabole, alliteration, and anaphora’s to achieve his purpose. The use of antimetables in J.F.K’s speech helps him keep his point clear. Kennedy says “ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country…” this is said backwards so the Americans start thinking about the country as a whole.
The loyalty, the belief, the strength that we each bring to this effort will guide America and to all those who serve it. The world will shine from the fire that we create. Kennedy encourages, if you are citizens of the world, or citizens of America, hold us to the same high standards as we hold for you. He then closes with “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.” (107) The most memorable thing to come from this speech was Kennedy’s most famous quote, which has resonated throughout the history of America, “And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.”
By describing these responsibilities passed on to the new generation, Kennedy invokes the need for the people to continue to support the ideas of freedom that have made the country so successful. Doing so, he challenges Americans to “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.” JFK presents the use of imperative sentences to help him command, implore, and entreat the Americans to do their part. This makes the nation ask themselves “what together [they] can do for
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.
On January 20, 1961, President John F. Kennedy delivers his inaugural speech at the White House. His speech was rather short and connects to his audience. While the speech’s respectful eloquence is appropriate for the occasion of an inauguration, its youthful energy and look to the future make it distinctly John F. Kennedy’s. In Kennedy’s inaugural speech he encourages change amongst his fellow citizens. He creates an invitingly hopeful and powerfully encouraging tone that unifies his people with a fresh perspective of the nation.
Propaganda, the true spearhead that pieces the heart of an enemy cause. Thomas Paine is an artist of propaganda that sways people with his words and inspires the common man to be more. Appealing to colonists on the side of a free and independent America and the undecided commoners. With the declaration on independence already written and revolution in full swing, his words are important now more than ever. He comments on America wanting peace and freedom, and how they wish not to fight the British but have no choice.
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
President Kennedy shows awareness of the current issue of segregation using imagery, appropriate language, and tone, which assures the public with compelling remarks that he appreciates those who are making a change and requiring the help of others to change the view of this nation. In Kennedy's speech, the repetitive use of "it ought to be possible" is an effective way to point out the different levels of freedom that restricted the average Negro citizen. With this phrase, it leads into the point that "every American should have the right to be treated as he would wish to be treated." From a different point of view, number phrases were also successful and effective in his speech. Kennedy included phrases such as one-half, one-third, twice as much, and half as much to indicate the chances of an average American Negro to complete certain obstacles equivalent to the average white American.
Roosevelt says that he has “called for personal sacrifice” but that it will lead to a greater tomorrow (Roosevelt 154). He knows that success, freedom for the people, can only be achieved through the cooperation of the country. A country relies on a foundation of agreement, which creates a platform for the success of the country as a whole; a justice system is the base which a country is built on allowing freedom to be achieved for