On January 20, 1981, Ronald Reagan gave his “First Inaugural Address” with the United States listening; some people were able to experience firsthand Ronald Reagan’s passion and views for our country, in Front of the Capitol Building, while others tuned in to listen on the momentous occasion. Ronald Reagan sets the stage for his presidency using logos through logical sentences that are meant to bring the audience a better perspective on his point of view. Diction was a key factor in showing Ronald Reagan’s strong sense of nationalism; he chose powerful, hopeful words and phrases that were intended to unify the people. He shows syntax through anaphora, repetition, and parallelism. By using these rhetorical devices, he states key phrases more than once to create an urgency and therefore grab listener’s attention.
In a historical speech President Kennedy addresses his role in directing peace and liberty by any means possible, using antithesis to convey the necessary objectives he plans on achieving, as well as utilizing fear to create a sense of urgency and clever repetition to point out certain important events. Many speakers
Barack Obama’s win for President in 2009 was a historical moment for the United States. His inaugural speech was much anticipated, because this was going to set the tone for his presidency. His speech told the American people that improving the economy is one of his priorities, but there were also other areas he would like to improve like healthcare and the education system. This was a speech that was meant to persuade the American public to take action for them to rise as a nation again, and for them to put their trust into him. His message addressed a couple of specific points like his gratefulness to the American people, the different crises America is facing, how America will overcome these crises, replying to his cynics, addressing the world, and then he reminded America again to be brave like they’ve always been to overcome the hard times (5 Speechwriting Lessons from Obama's Inaugural Speech, (n.d.).
One thing JFK does in his inaugural address, is he appeals to the emotion of his audience. For example, when he states “we pledge the loyalty of faithful friends” this is shown to be emotion because he wanted the audience to know that he is loyal to them, that loyalty still lies there. He uses the repetition of the word “pledge” as a rhetorical
D. Analysis of Text Has the speaker demonstrated or is it clear that a need exists for a fundamental change in policy? In the speech, President John F. Kennedy challenge to the people when he stated: “Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty” (Kennedy). This statement is explaining the importance of the United States being the strongest leadership to protect all the peoples' survival through their hardship to be a success with the liberty for themselves. Most of the people who are living in the villages of the United States with their family are so poor, they are going to work
John F. Kennedy gave a speech on January 20,1961. It was meant for the citizens of America. He wanted to ensure the people who voted for him, that they made the right decision. Kennedy spoke of what he envisioned, which included peace, freedom, equality, and unity of the nations. Throughout the entire speech, he uses rhetorical devices to draw in the audience.
On January 20th, 1961 during President John F Kennedy inaugural address Kennedy persuades the audience that they should fight for equality and democracy around the world and inspired millions using antitheses, metaphors, and pathos. Kennedy's one most effective strategies used in the speech was the use of an antithesis’ to make his points seem like the obvious and best choice. An example of this would be when he says “... ask not what you country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country." This is very effective because it shows the audience the best path possible. In addition it gives people a sense of duty to serve their country.
My fellow Americans, I would like to thank you all for coming out today to listen to me speak on behalf of the future. America, the future is now. I want to strive in making a major impact on our country. Being President of the United States comes with a lot of responsibility. With all this responsibility, I want to make certain that America is the best it can be.
He have used several metaphors of family. The main idea of this metaphor is that people must save the country and the peace which inherited from the ancestry. The president shows that he really cares the U.S history and the heritage of the ancestry. With this metaphor the president shows that America is one big and strong family and it is worth to
The 44th and first African American President, Barack Obama, in his Inaugural Address, promotes, a call to action. Obama’s purpose is to express his gratitude for his opportunity to become president and discuss his plans for economic advancement. In order to reach the American people of the U.S., Obama adopts a serious and thought-provoking tone to urge them to support his plans for advancement. During this time of economic crisis, Obama clearly conveys to the American people, through his use of metaphors, allusion, and anaphora, that it is time to take a stand and make a change in America. Throughout his speech, Barack Obama’s use of metaphor allows the audience to make powerful connections and conclusions; therefore, persuading them to support his plans.
Throughout his speech, President Harry S. Truman is able to unify the nation and set the gears of change into motion by intertwining aspects of persuasive writing into his address the to people. His use of collective pronouns and parallel structure allowed him to unify the nation and set them on toward a common goal for the betterment of the country. Furthermore, after his methods of unifying the nation, he used the notions of the past and future, negative and positive organizational structures, and going from generic to specific ideas in order to appeal to the audience’s call to action. Through all of these, President Truman was able to deliver a calculated speech in order to persuade the audience to continue to invest in their country’s political
President, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, in his process analysis speech, The Inaugural Address of January 20 2016, suggests multiple changes that the American people can make; in efforts to change their country for the best. He supports his ideas by touching on past American accomplishments; like the liberation of the British control when he states “ranks of the free, we pledge our word,” then by striving to unify the nation by condemning the common enemy known as the communists, and finally by constituting the high standards that Americans must yearn to encompass by declaring “the same standards of strength and sacrifice which we ask of you.” Kennedy’s purpose is to analyze the past of the American people in efforts to promote change in order to
In the same way Franklin composed a list of virtues he should follow to better himself, Thoman Jefferson composed a document declaring independence to better America. Thomas Jefferson is one of the most widely respected figure in American history. He had an intense belief in equal rights and individual freedoms. In “The Declaration of Independence” Jefferson wrote reasons he believed the Americans should feel compelled to declare their independence. He uses parallelism throughout the document to emphasize this important idea and make his argument stronger after each reason he presented.
Winthrop believed that having this "bond of love" would unite his congregation and influence the world in a positive manner. Most importantly, the sermon urges the Puritans that the world is watching them like “a city upon a hill (Winthrop).” Winthrop explains the importance of God choosing his congregation to go to America to carry out their mission. This "city upon a hill" is often cited by the supporters of American Exceptionalism. American Exceptionalism has been used to exemplify the United States over other countries. Supporters of American Exceptionalism have used Winthrop 's "city upon a hill" to suggest that the United States, much like the original Massachusetts Bay Colony, serves as a beacon for the rest of the world.
Assimilation is critical as it dispels confusion and irrational fear of differences and diversity, dissipating dangerous and erroneous discrimination against immigrants. It is America’s historical plight as Jacoby eloquently phrases it, “that we as a nation not only can but must continue to absorb those who arrive on our shores: absorb them economically, culturally, politically and, perhaps most important, give them a sense that they belong” (424). “E pluribus unum”, "out of many, one" is the motto of the United States, originally selected by the Great Seal Committee in 1776. This dedication cements the American ideal that the unified whole is made of many; a modern day foundation of many assimilated