Use Of Anaphora In Jfk Speech

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Jacey Harmon 4th 2-13-12 JFK Re- Write President John F. Kennedy uses anaphora, asyndenton and the use of metaphors in his persuasive speech to extend the space program at Rice University in Houston, Texas in 1962. JFK uses anaphora to grab the readers attention as he says, “...rode the first waves of the industrial revolution, the first waves...the first waves...” President Kennedy presents the use of anaphora to show the U.S.A's success and power. The use of repetition in the form of anaphora enforces upon the reader that our country has been the leader in new inventions in the past and will continue to be in the future if our space program is extended. Just as the Soviet Union wants to extend their space program, John F. Kennedy wants to extend the United States' space program and unbury new finds first in space. He also…show more content…
John F. Kennedy states, “Well, space is there, and we're going to climb it, and the moon and the planets are there, and new hopes for knowledge and peace are there.” The deliberate use of “and” shows that when we get to space, the outcomes are limitless. Reaching space will open many new doors to new opportunities. It will have a ripple effect, one new discovery leading to another. The repetition of “and” develops a continual flow, seeming that the sentence and success and opportunities for the U.S.A. may go on for forever. In conclusion, anaphora, the use of metaphors, and asyndenton all aid in President John F. Kennedy's speech that the United of States should extend the space program. The rhetorical devices used in the speech help persuade the reader into agreeing that the U.S. should press forward in the race to taking off into
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