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." This language prompts the audience to think of the United States as a strong, father-like nation that is responsible for the goodwill of all the nations of the world. Kennedy emphasizes his main points by using antithesis as well. In his first sentence, he says, “We observe today not as a victory of party, but a celebration of freedom.” Such a celebration of freedom is what Kennedy wanted the audience to realize. Later in
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."
Inaugural Address of Barack Obama as well as John Fitzgerald Kennedy is powerful, highly infectious and is considered a classic speech. There are some similarities in them, either in propose or the usage of rhetorical device. Firstly, the ideas delivered mainly focus on the current situation, and inspiration of American dreams. Being confronted with the Cold War, in his address what Kennedy wants to deliver is to make the whole world know its policy, let all the nations understand its choice, that is, America will take the significant task to bring the freedom back, the freedom of its own nation, the freedom of the world. He believes and he wants all the people to believe that America will finally take the role of leading the world into a bright future, with the help of its incomparable democratic tradition, its progresses in science and technology and military affairs and its people’s hard efforts.
The way JFK structures his speech was in an order that made out the problems first and then saying the solution afterward to give that insurance that it could be done. As evidence, Kennedy uses very common fears among the people, something everyone can relate to, and they can have confidence in removing. Within his speech, John uses many forms of Ethos, Pathos, and Logos. One example of the usage of Ethos that he uses was when he naming how God is important to him and the United States’ future. “If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich,” stated Kennedy.
Kennedy begins his speech by stating that we, as the United States are willing to help any friend or indifferent group in the pursuit of liberty. Using anaphora, he says that we must help our old allies, the new states, people in huts and villages, our sister republics South of the border, and the nations that would make themselves our adversary. He uses anaphora in order to emphasize the inclusion of any party that wants the support of America. He uses inversion in the sentence, “United, there is little we cannot do […] Divided, there is little we can do”, to support his plea for unity. Also, by stating the asyndeton, “pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and success of liberty,” he all but defines Americas wish for liberty.
She feels the rising issue of restrictive voting I.D. laws will be resolved by utilizing our national program, “A Voteless People is a Hopeless People”; and looks forward to reclaiming the dream our fraternity brother Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had in
Clinton’s statement that the threats “respect no nation’s borders” is a Wilsonian claim; through this statement, he is encouraging the idea of a “global community” benefit of perimeters. Clinton’s speech is also Wilsonian in that it shows support for a concept Wilson often spoke for; the idea of American in the global community. In his speech, President Clinton says, “We must not be the world’s policemen. But we can and should be the world’s best peacemakers.” Similarly, President Wilson often plays the U.S. in a position
It is not for us to believe that. By our minds we are committed, committed to a world united, before the common peril, in law and in humanity.” (Leith, 14). This quote was from his acceptance speech for the Army-Navy “Excellence” award. It was meant to serve as a warning and Pat Frank based this novel on the premise that the powers that be did not heed it. There is an interesting quote in Pat Frank’s book The Long Way
Krikorian presents a good argument and has done his homework. The author seems to respect patriotism and feels we have a greater obligation to our citizens than foreigners. Krikorian speaks of a country we once were when our grandparents came to America but not that same country now. He argues our immigration laws need to be shaped to improve the United States along with the government enforcing more stringent immigration laws. This would shrink the illegal population and life for American workers would improve.
Antithesis has also been used in his speech to reveal the goals he wishes to achieve. “…lonely island of poverty…vast ocean of material prosperity.” “…desolate valley of segregation…sunlit path of racial justice.” “…quicksands of racial injustice…solid rock of brotherhood.” The use of antithesis distinguishes between what King wishes to leave behind and what he is pursuing for the future of both the Negro’s and the White Americans. King uses allusion in his speech to show the audience his motivation for the goals he wishes to achieve. “…a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand…” is an allusion to the great American, Abraham Lincoln who signed the