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Jfk Speech Rhetorical Analysis

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5. Identify an example of logos in the speech. Explain why it fits the parameters of logos.
“The orderly implementation of the Supreme Court decision, therefore, cannot be left solely to those who may not have the economic resources to carry the legal action or who may be subject to harassment.” Kennedy explains that from the situation, Americans cannot expect that African Americans can fight for their rights through legal action on their own. Logically, the American people cannot ignore the injustice and hope the victims will resolve the problem.
6. Identify an example of ethos in the speech. Explain why it fits the parameters of ethos.
“Like our soldiers and sailors in all parts of the world they are meeting freedom's challenge on the firing line, and I salute them for their honor and their courage.” John F. Kennedy appeals to the audience by establishing himself as a respectable man, producing credibility. He demonstrates appreciation to “our soldiers and sailors” for protecting our freedoms and establishes a common ground that Kennedy and his audience are the Americans.
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Identify an example of pathos in the speech. Explain why it fits the parameters of pathos.
“As I've said before, not every child has an equal talent or an equal ability or equal motivation, but they should have the equal right to develop their talent and their ability and their motivation, to make something of themselves.” Kennedy makes a comparison to the opportunities of every children to appeal to parents. A parent understands that every child has flaws but they are hopeful that their children will still have an equal as they have for their own children to understand this injustice. Kennedy persuades parents to empathize African Americans who do not have those opportunities to understand this is
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