On January 20th, 1961 during President John F Kennedy inaugural address Kennedy persuades the audience that they should fight for equality and democracy around the world and inspired millions using antitheses, metaphors, and pathos. Kennedy's one most effective strategies used in the speech was the use of an antithesis’ to make his points seem like the obvious and best choice. An example of this would be when he says “... ask not what you country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country." This is very effective because it shows the audience the best path possible. In addition it gives people a sense of duty to serve their country.
His message addressed a couple of specific points like his gratefulness to the American people, the different crises America is facing, how America will overcome these crises, replying to his cynics, addressing the world, and then he reminded America again to be brave like they’ve always been to overcome the hard times (5 Speechwriting Lessons from Obama's Inaugural Speech, (n.d.). His speech had ethos, logos, and pathos throughout it, which is why it was a great persuasive message. According to Aristotle’s three speech situations, this speech used
I know many Americans are still angry and frustrated with the economy. Though employment is growing, banks are beginning to lend and even housing prices are picking up a bit, too many people don't feel it”. The words “I” and “we” indicates that America, including his audience and himself, are all facing the same issue. This helps to achieve his purpose as people would believe that they are in the same boat and therefore Clinton’s choice, nominating Barack Obama, would definitely benefit everyone. Regardless of any logical fallacies that may be presented, Bill Clinton’s ingenious use rhetorical strategies made his speech that much more effective and persuasive.
Kennedy presents his speech with strong Aristotelian appeals of ethos, pathos and the stylistic devices of alliteration and antithesis. Kennedy accomplished what every speaker strives for and surpassed it by capturing the hearts of the audience and inspiring the people’s trust. Ethos is a very important rhetorical device in speeches because it establishes a sense of credibility and trustworthiness with the audience. Ethos permits the audience to feel a sense of trust that is missing in some people’s speeches. When ethos is missing one never really gets to establish a connection to the audience.
The changing in the tone of his voice helped emphasize words of importance and helped keep the audience interested. I feel that the quality of President Reagan's voice was great because he changed his tone throughout the speech to emphasize topics and words of importance which also helped keep the audience listening. I think that Reagan used very little movement throughout his speech, but his did maintain eye contact and he ensured moving from looking to one side to the other to include the audience. I feel that the movement was appropriate for the speech because the president wanted the speech to inform and the movement helped include the whole audience. References Reagan, R. (1983, March).
He sticks to his goal of trying to prove that he is the luckiest man alive during the whole speech by giving several examples and explanations from his life. While communicating this point, he is also showing to the audience that there are many things to live for even when some negative things are happening. Overall, the most persuasive appeal used is pathos because it really makes the audience open up and believe what he is saying. Lou Gehrig’s farewell to baseball speech was about much more than just baseball. It showed people all throughout America that even when someone is going through something devastating, there are still a lot of things to remember to be thankful for.
So when President Obama at the end of his speech begins to sing, “Amazing grace how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me; I once was lost, but now I’m found; was blind but now I see.” It is not the paper in front of him belting out those lyrics, nor is it the way he wrote them on the paper that somehow makes them come out of his mouth in song, but it is his connection to the people that makes this melodious decision. Clearly, the writing of the speech helped the President organize his thoughts, but in the end, his delivery made all the difference to the citizens of the United States. President Obama’s eulogy for Reverend Charles Pinckney was truly inspirational. The success of the speech with
In the short story, “I said to myself, I am responsible to the country for this, and I must go along with him and protect the country against him as far as I can. In the article, “Well, sir, every one of them is a record of some shouting stupidity or other; and, taken together, they are proof that the very best thing in all this world that can befall a man is to be born lucky.” (328) This quote reveals that Reverend’s apparent aversion for the God seems controversial with his role as a clergyman. Through the whole story, readers can obviously feel the painful for the clergyman who has a deep resentment of God because he believes the god treats people unequally, and only lucky people can be successful. In the short story, readers can see that Scoresby and the clergyman joined the war together, but eventually Scoresby became a hero when the clergyman couldn’t accomplish anything in his lifetime. Therefore, his jealousy impels him to slander Scoresby to an immensely foolish person who made mistakes all the time.
His audiences liked him. His style was perfect for what the people wanted at the time, and he could communicate in many ways. Kennedy, as president, was the symbol of a new generation, as people felt a new excitement that had been missing. JFK had an inspirational style of speaking to many of his audiences.He had great credibility so he could use visionary language to motivate the audience in selling them the ultimate dream. The way he was able to build up so much emotion to a large audience was amazing, especially in his Berlin Speech.
Pope Francis’ address to congress was not only a memorable speech, but also a speech that brought up many important topics regarding all Americans. Pope Francis’ eloquent discourse captured the attention of all of those in the crowd as well as the millions who watched his speech from other locations. Overall, Pope Francis’ address was concerned with the moral responsibility of political action for the good of the whole. In his opening statement, Pope Francis puts himself on a level with all others in the room as he states, “I too am a son of this great continent.” Rather than addressing himself to be much higher up than those who he is speaking to, Pope Francis chooses to relate to his audience rather than speak down to them. As he starts his speech, Francis addresses four people, two of which who