Have you ever listened to a speech fully but only remembered a few keywords or phrases? If so, it was most likely because the author employed rhetorical devices to put emphasis on said keywords and phrases. Using a mix of these techniques, he makes his purpose clear for delivering his speech: to ensure that the American people know that he will not be influenced by the Catholic Church during his presidency. During the Address to the Greater Houston Ministerial Association speech, Kennedy suggested that he believed in an America where church was separated from state, where there is no religious intolerance, and where no outside religious commands shall influence politicians. The organization of ideas used allows Kennedy to address America as a whole and then further target the election. In addition, Kennedy used formal, literal, and simple language to deepen and build the seriousness of his message and his rapport with the audience.
Compare how the speakers (JFK and Tim Collins) shape their language to create a sense of voice
On Friday, January 20, 1961 John F. Kennedy was inaugurated as 35th President of the United States. In his Inaugural Address President Kennedy delivered a speech to unite and celebrate the peaceful transition of power that stands to this day as one of the most powerful addresses in modern history. Widely considered a call to action, President Kennedy challenged the American people to move beyond the precincts of the past to make a difference to move the world into an era of peace and prosperity. His promise to the other states on the world stage was no less spectacular when he swore “Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship,
J.F Kennedy, the president of United States wanted to put the first Americans to the moon-America exploring the moon, so he directed his speech to the people of taxes and Rice University to promote his space exploration program that will help America to be the first country to explore the moon. He believes that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth. Throughout J.F Kennedy's speech, the speaker makes effective use of evidence, reasoning, rhetorical elements, and rhetorical devices that together form his argument to gain people support for his space exploration program.
On Friday, January of 1961, John Fitzgerald Kennedy delivered a speech to the citizens of the United States of America and the world. Kennedy made a speech that he knew would be remembered for many years to come even after his presidential term. In fact, Kennedy accomplished his goal and is still remembered today, as the best speech ever written and delivered. 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.
“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present will certain to miss the future.” -John F. Kennedy
John F. Kennedy uses literary devices to capture the attention of the audience, sets himself equal to his audience getting their attention and support, and uses the christian religion to strike the emotions and gain the support of his audience.
In his speech Kennedy uses different rhetorical devices to unify the citizens of both the United States and the world. Kennedy was giving this speech after winning by a very small margin of votes so he was trying to unite the people of the United States and show he was the correct choice for the president. This speech was given during the Cold War so he was trying to connect the people around the whole world and establish peace. Kennedy was able to unify the people and try to establish peace while at the same time making himself seem like a very competent leader. In his speech Kennedy tries to build his credibility as a personable leader by creating ethos. Kennedy uses the words we twenty eight times, us twelve times and our twenty one times.
John F. Kennedy’s was known as a very patriotic person, and that would raise the question why. Well, the answer can simply be found in his inauguration speech. He gave the speech to bolster the fighting spirit and act as an inspiration for the Americans. How he does this is interestingly simple by smart actually. He used a plethora of stylistic devices extensively in his speech. However, he has proven his strength and resourcefulness especially in his usage of stylistic devices such as antithesis, parallelism, pathos, and ethos, and these are his stylistic devices of strength he possesses. He easily uses them to gain his advantage from the audience and he is capable of fully expressing his message in a patriotic fashion. One of the examples of this usage of antithesis is when Kennedy is referring to “a new generation of Americans” where he flat-out, vividly shows the separation between the old and the new breed of Americans through this technique. He utilizes antithesis once more when he uses the lines, “Symbolizes an end as well as a beginning…….”. As well as, “signifies renewal as well as change….” for the same reasons as stated previously. This antithesis is used to solidify, and band the young and the old people together and make them work together to achieve Kennedy’s ambition of creating the perfect and powerful nation, where his people would be united with brotherhood under one purpose, seeing themselves as equal beings, setting their differences aside and this
The Inaugural speech by John F. Kennedy is a landmark type of speech that was given to the American populace in order to inspire confidence and to provoke them to take immediate action. His speech made extensive use of rhetorical devices in order to successfully express his goals. His stylistic devices include antithesis, parallelism, and varying structure flows in order to attract attention and to show what his service will accomplish. Kennedy details “a new generation of Americans” by contrasting old and new with his antithesis. He states, “Symbolizes an end as well as a beginning” and “signifies renewal as well as change” in order to do so. This connects the younger generation of Americans and the older generation. He unites them under one goal and one purpose by using antithesis, ignoring their differences, and prepares them for what’s there to come in the future.
Mainly touching on justice and power, JFK’s call to action was missing information that many other addresses contained. Through his use of juxtaposition, phrases such as, “…Man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty and all forms of human life,” may have been understood too superficially and not as a stab at the skewed priorities throughout the Cold War. Kennedy also discusses God throughout the address, referring to religion through phrases such as “almighty God” and “God’s work must truly be our own,” there is a gray area revealed between his idea of the separation of church and state. Being the first Roman Catholic president, there was already and general speculation, and using spiritual vernacular, Kennedy indicated that religion would be a driving force behind his decision-making
Robert F Kennedy, in Remarks on the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. (April 4th, 1968), argues that through tough times, no matter the color of one 's skin the nation needs to come together and support each other. He supports his claim by using repetition, allusion, and presentation skills. Kennedy’s purpose is to inform the audience of Martin Luther King Junior’s assassination and to convey the importance of coming together as a nation in order to get through the tragedy. Kennedy was advised not to attend the speech due to concerns of safety in the neighborhood, yet proceeded even when his security team did not. The speech was, other than a few notes, improvised. He establishes a solemn tone while addressing the predominantly black neighborhood in Indianapolis, Indiana. Kennedy is able to effectively use repetition, allusion, and ethical appeal to support his claim that through tough times, no matter the color of your skin the nation needs to come together and support each other.
Maya Angelou once said, “ Freedom is never free.” Freedom is meant for everyone, not just certain people; everyone deserves to be free. Patrick Henry’s “ Speech to the Virginia Convention” and John F. Kennedy’s “ Inaugural Address” are both speeches about freedom, equality, and achievement and success. Both were written in different time periods, but they were trying to make the same points. While some differences between Patrick Henry and John F. Kennedy are reasonable, the similarities in their beliefs are significant.
Joe Kennedy, an assistant varsity football coach at Bremerton High school has been praying at the end of each game at the 50 yard mark with his teammates and other individuals who want to join in. But lately, hes been getting remarks from the school district that " his prayers with student - athletes had to stop." Kennedy doesn 't force anybody to join in with him, his players voluntarily act with him. "Bremerton team captain Ethan Hacker is an agnostic who has yet to miss the post game prayer. To Him, is about his brother on earth. It 's about unity." "what Kennedy does brings us all together no matter how much we despise each other." Kennedy also doesn 't do it blatantly, he waits until everybody leaves the stadium to say a prayer.
Kennedy shows a strong belief in hard work in his Inaugural Address. He talks about people taking care of their own responsibilities and working their best. This is because if everyone works hard the country itself can become a better place. He Believes if every individual puts in the effort the country rises as a whole. “In your hands, my fellow citizens, more than mine, will rest the final success or failure of our course” (Kennedy ¶7). Kennedy is saying that