Examples Of Parallelism In Jfk Inaugural Address

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A hero, an Pulitzer prize winner, a U.S senator, the youngest America president, John.F. Kennedy ,gave a great speech: the Presidential inaugural address of John.F. Kennedy. Through this speech, he used parallelism and repetition to talk to the Americans and the Soviets that he wanted to solve the problem with Soviet Union through a peaceful and noble way, however, he did not fear military force that America was strong and powerful enough to fight against the Soviet Union. JFK stated that the right thing had to be done just because it is right. According to the eighth paragraph of the speech: “not because the Communists may be doing it, not because we seek their votes, but because it is right,” which JFK used parallelism to express his opinion. Parallelism is a kind of rhetorical strategy which two or more than two concepts have similar spheres, similar characters, …show more content…

According to the seventh paragraph: “we pledge our words that one form of colonial control shall not have passed away merely to be replaced by a far more iron tyranny. We shall not always expect to find them supporting our view, but we shall always hope to find them strongly supporting their own freedom, and to remember that in the past.” JFK used the repetition to emphasize his promise to the new joined countries. Repetition is one of the rhetorical skills which are the use of one word or phrase more than two times. Its function is to persuade, encourage and inspect readers, to cause readers’ echo. Through this paragraph, JFK wanted to convince the new countries and the country which still not own liberty, that the America will respect their right of freedom and the America encourage all of them to preserve freedom. The repetition makes JFK’s speech full of energy and passion, which means that the new countries are easily to be influenced by JFK’s emotion and accept what he

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