Jfk Inaugural Address Essay

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This inaugural speech is written by John F. Kennedy in 1961. He claimed that we need to fight for freedom, oppose the tyranny, help the poor, and united the nations and nations together to resist the war, and he used parallelism, repetition, metaphor, and alliteration to make his speech more effective. The purpose of the speech is to unite the nations of the world together to make the world better. The audience of this speech are the American citizen. In his speech, he first claimed the freedom is important, and they will pay any price to assure the liberty success. Then he also welcomed the new countries which wanted to join them to make the world more liberty and no tyranny. Then he transformed his argument into maintain the peace and unite the two of the strongest…show more content…
For example in paragraph 14: “Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate”, Kennedy used parallelism to make his speech more effective and tell the world that America will be tough in foreign policy. In paragraph 9: “to convert our good words into good deeds, in a new alliance for progress, to assist free men and free governments in casting off the chains of poverty,” Kennedy used repetition to make his speech forceful, and tell the world that America will fight against the poverty resolutely with its alliance. In paragraph 9: “But this peaceful revolution of hope cannot become the prey of hostile powers,” Kennedy used metaphor to make his speech more vivid and tell the world that do not try to hurt America and his alliance in their territory. In paragraph 8: “If a free society cannot help the many, who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich,” Kennedy used comparison to contrast the poor and the rich to warn people the society should help poor. In paragraph 27: “ask for us here the same high standards of strength and sacrifice which we ask of you,” Kennedy used alliteration to make his speech rhyme and
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