Kennedy uses long sentences to cover larger amounts of rhetoric, stating examples and pecking at the hearts of the audience, and then he follows up with a simple fact or statement directly stating the principle. This prevents the speech from becoming redundant. John F Kennedy captivates and prepares the audience for the goals of his presidency by using antithesis, parallelism, and variable sentence structure. Kennedy never stays on one topic too long and he uses good open-ended sentences to transition through his points. This is why his speech is revered as one of the most intelligently created and memorable speeches in
The emotion and determination that Henry used was a great way to influence the public to go to war. Pathos was Henry's best form of persuasion in his “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death” speech because it helped convince the Convention to go fight against the British in 1776. Speaking to people who love their country about the good and bad incomes and outcomes of the war was their biggest motivation. As I asked before, how effective could it be to emotionally persuade your peers to fight? By the looks of Henry's achievement, it was very
King’s entire life was an example of power that nonviolences brings...” (Chavez 1) His nonviolent approach to difficulties still have a huge aftermath in our world and change it for the better. The author really emphasizes the trueness of King’s character and his example to our struggling lives to make a better world. Additionally, Chavez uses emotion to change the readers view to the capability nonviolence has. For example, “We are convinced that when people are faced with a direct
Thatcher uses repetition, strong diction, and ethos in order to illustrate what an influential president Ronald Reagan was. Thatcher uses repetition throughout the eulogy to immensely enforce Reagan’s accomplishments and the greatness in which he approached different situations. For example,in lines 30-36, Thatcher repeats the word “others” excessively to show the many doubts the world people had before his presidency, fearing that he would not be capable of leading a nation during times of crisis. Thatcher juxtaposes those fears and beliefs by listing the many times he proved them wrong and successfully handled the numerous problems during his presidency. Later in her speech she utilizes this tactic again by reiterating “he” through lines 59-64 in order to
He also appeals to logos when he uses really lengthy sentences and then uses a really short sentence. This appeals logically because the short sentences then stand out, as if they were highlighted or bolded. Bush’s usage of alliteration when he says “deliberate and deadly terrorist acts.” appeals to logos. It does so by appealing to the reader’s rhythmical senses and makes the reader pay more attention and focus on the rest of the speech. Bush uses a rhetorical device in this quote; “And we responded with the best of America, with the daring of our rescue workers, with the caring for strangers and neighbors who came to give blood and help in any way they could,” Bush not only sounds well by rhyming, he uses “we responded” once and leaves it out the next couple
He sought to restore the amicable and tolerate society where there is no place for such a word as ‘hate’. Many resplendent rhetoians followed his example and introduced their own powerful speeches that still have an impact on us today. Words
Everyone, at some point in their lives will read, The Gettysburg Address, as it is one of the most popular speeches in the United States. However, taking a deeper look into the speech, it is pure rhetorical genius. Lecturing on the human condition and transcendent issues make it a brilliant literary work. Although written in 1863, when the speech was given it was pragmatic for the time period. Addressing the audience with emotion and a sense of belonging, Lincoln, used rhetorical strategies to call his people to action.
The most effective way to do this is by using pathos. So he uses powerful sentences such as “America was targeted for attack because we’re the biggest beacon for freedom and opportunity in the world.’’ , “Terrorist attacks can shatter steel , but they cannot dent the of American resolve.” He also uses the word “our” many times in order to cause a feelings of unity among the nation. He then tells what has already been done to help solve the problem of 9/11. By doing this he gives a sense of relief to his audience. Finally he quotes Psalms 23 in order to give one last word of encouragement.
Liberty is held in the high esteem by nearly all Americans; the innate sense of freedom is simply human nature to yearn and fight for. As exemplified in both John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Address and Learned Hand's "I am an American Day Address," the ambiguity of liberty allows for various interpretations, but tends to focus on a few main points. Both men agree that liberty cannot be guaranteed by the state government or the courts, and that fighting is necessary to ensure freedom for all. Kennedy's inaugural speech not only reinforces Hand's stance on the spirit of liberty, but further develops and supports
Additionally, he appeals to the rest of the world by referring to different areas and countries of the globe while also connecting all human beings together as one population. In this inaugural address, Kennedy joins Americans together as one country and humans together as one population with a call to duty that relies on a substantial appeal to the ethics and morals of himself and the audience. Additionally, the use of a structurally and logically sound argument with powerful imagery and emotions used throughout the speech allows this call to action to be so useful in uniting Americans and the human race together. Kennedy aims for his speech to be used as a call to duty to unite all of his listeners. There were many pressing issues─ threats to freedom and liberty, the existence of poverty and misery, and lack of peace and civility─ that he felt should be rectified.