John F Kennedy Rhetorical Techniques

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John F. Kennedy was the president of America from 1960, he was a successful one in American history, but he was killed in 1963. It was one of the most shocking public events of the 20th century. He did a lot of things when he was president. The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is dedicated to the memory of our nation's thirty-fifth president and to all those who through the art of politics seek a new and better world. What a shame that he was assassinated. He was such a great man that he was a decorated naval officer in World WarⅡ; He was the first president born in the 20th century and the youngest president ever elected. By all his advantages and achievements, he continues to rank highly in public opinion ratings of former …show more content…

Rather than censures the work of incumbent government, he focuses on the challenges the country faced at the time- and some it continues to face today. He used a series of rhetorical techniques. Some words were provocative : Let every other power know that this Hemisphere intends to remain the master of its own house; while some were conciliatory; Let both sides explore what problems unite us instead of belaboring those problems which divide us. There were also allusions: Let both sides unite to heed in all corners of the earth the command of Isaiah- to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free. He also used antithesis: “ask not what your country can do for you- ask what you can do for your country.” And the sentence: “My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man.” These are two sentences I love best in his speech. They were so encouraging and inspiring that perfectly show his purpose-to let all Americans to be solidarity and beat the foe. Meanwhile, these two sentences raise this speech to a higher …show more content…

Like “pay” to “price”, “bear” to “burden”, in order to not only make the sentences sound better but also show the unstoppable determination of assuring the existence of liberty. In general, John F. Kennedy uses varied of techniques to convince the audiences and arouse their sympathy. Behind his inaugural speech, USA public having three fourth about having approved the new president, it means that the audiences have already accepted him and was deeply touched by his speech, and it also indicates that he having tided over alternative scheduled time of authority stably. And his wonderful speech will pass on from generation to

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