John F Kennedy Inaugural Address Rhetorical Devices

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On January 20th, 1961, John F. Kennedy gave an assertive inaugural address to an audience of more than twenty thousand people about strengthening the American military, as well as providing a tough stance against the Soviet Union. Many rhetorical devices were used in his speech, but the main two devices that John used are repetition and metaphors to get the audience intrigued. One of the rhetorical devices John F. Kennedy used in his address was repetition. In paragraphs fifteen through eighteen, John constantly uses “Let both sides”. He uses this device to draw attention to a minor detail which is both nations coming together in peace. “Let both sides explore what problems unite us instead of belaboring those problems which

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