A Rhetorical Analysis Of Robert F. Kennedy's Speech

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It was 4th April 1968, one of the most tragic days in the history of America when Robert F. Kennedy, he was an American politician from Massachusetts. He revealed the sad news of the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King to the vast gathering of African Americans at Indianapolis, Indiana. Although short, Kennedy gave this speech in a calm, collective manner that was effective in motivating the audience to be peaceful and understanding of such a devastating situation. It was the most powerful and simple speech and it became an example of the grandiose form in the world of politics but with the greatest tenacity and healing power which was mastered by this great social thinker. One of the constituents that affects and bolster efficiently…show more content…
He constantly reminded the audience of the goals for King and cleverly connected those goals to his own, further gaining audience respect as a leader and equal individual because his ultimate goal was everyone in any races could live happily together. Furthermore, the speech around social injustice, equality, and national division... these topic that they had to make an effort in the United States, they had to make an effort to understand, to overcame difficult times that all for their lives was only love no matter who they are black or white by his powerful voice to effectively express the belief and passion as well as an emotional impact in the hearts of the people that nobody could forget his words with the solidarity "they" could demolish any obstruction. Robert F. Kennedy successfully used the rhetorical devices to make his speech effective and sincere. Kennedy made the people realize the importance of following the pathway shown by King and not just violence and showing anguish. The speech showed solidarity and equality not only between themselves but also between all blacks and whites. The speech by Kennedy was considered as one of the most influential speeches in the history of
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