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."
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
FDR Analysis Within Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s address at the Democratic State Convention in Syracuse, NY on September 29, 1936, the issues concerning the American way of life caused by the Great Depression were expertly addressed by FDR with his re-election in mind. Based on his audience, he tailored his speech toward the Democratic Party by glorifying the laws and actions that have lead to success by them, and assaulting the Republican tactics that have left the country in such a Depression. This purposeful speech with its well placed use of pathos and ethos to cause agreement among the Party and a well written analogy bashing upon the Republican standard enabled Roosevelt to win over the praise of those present. As a Democratic himself, he enticed the other Democratic into believing what he has done as a president was their work too. With the use of “we” and “us”, he enabled those present to believe that his cause was their cause, that they were one “force”, united together in this 1936 campaign.
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”
Abraham Lincoln gives this speech to ensure the soldiers. Lincoln stated in his speech that this nation should have freedom. There are many different tones in this text. The two tones that i found in this text are optimistic and respectful. The tone is respectful because he states in his speech that, "The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract."
King first uses the rhetoric technique of ethos to establish his credibility as a clergymen, as well as a knowledgeable, educated human being. Second, King uses the technique of pathos to drive home the emotional side of his struggle for justice for people of all races. Lastly, King uses the technique of logos to appeal to the logical side of his reader’s minds as human beings, not as a people of separate races. Martin Luther King Jr. uses the rhetoric techniques of ethos, pathos, and finally logos extremely efficiently to appeal to all the readers of his “Letter from Birmingham.” First, Martin Luther King Jr. employs the technique of ethos in his letter to not only respond to the clergymen’s statement entitled “A Call For Unity,” but to also to appeal to all the readers who would eventually read this letter. Ethos is the credibility that an author establishes to a reader about themselves, and King uses this technique to show the world that he was not just any average man, but a man of intelligence and aptitude.
These devices and strategies being used result in highly persuasive, motivational, and emotional words and ideas which produce an extremely powerful speech. The ethos contribution of Henry's address expresses how passionate he is when discussing his country. Patrick Henry states, “No man thinks more highly than I do of patriotism, as well as abilities, of the very worthy gentlemen who have just addressed this house.” When Henry asserts his devotion through this quote, he is exhibiting, to the House as well as others, his moral beliefs that establish his competence of the situation while gaining the trust of the people. Another example of ethos would be when Patrick Henry says, “...but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death.” This quote is the most significant in entire speech because so much allegiance is being proliferated by just these few words. Henry is using parallelism to declare his belief of supporting his country and fighting for its people.
He was a charismatic figure whose magnificence of concept and brilliant insights attracted people, along with his words, wisdom, commitment, deeds and dreams to cast a new life to people. Although to many people his dreams, visions, and goals were big and breathtaking, to him they were simple, a complete liberation of mankind to completely eliminate the injustices. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a man of high morals, a preacher, and a human being who would not bow his head in apathy, or silence his voice while this nation strayed away from reverence for justice and the respect of human life. Martin Luther King was a man without restrictions instead of waiting around for change he got himself out there and worked to free himself along with his people, he wanted to free himself and the others from the bounds and chains of the unjust authority. Martin Luther King called out to the right minded people “Now is the time to stand as tall proud unfettered men and it is time to cast off the shackles of oppression and go forth into the light of freedom.” (Reality Magazine 1996-2006) Simply because of the actions of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. our entire world has benefited from his strength and trying efforts, because of his outstanding leadership which brought out hope and determination for change to millions people.
In his Autobiography, Benjamin Franklin recognized the merit of the virtuous life that Puritan colonist hold so dear. He began to see that a path of virtue not only led to moral perfection but also to worldly success. And while his path differed considerably from the Puritans, in many ways, they were similar enough to arrive at the same destination. After attending a sermon that defined the meaning of a virtuous life, Benjamin Franklin sought to achieve moral perfection. Like the Puritans, he planned to combat natural inclinations by building a life of strong moral preservation.
I tend to naturally take lead and run with projects successfully, my gift of administration allows me to do this and do a good job. I have to remember that I can bring ideas and be part of the team but most likely my husband who works there now will lead the project again. The evangelism gift is precious but I have to remember to be patient and not rush people into making a decision about Jesus, but to show them how worthy He is, His love for them. PART THREE: What were