When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir. This note was a promise that all men, yes, black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” (King pg 262). This elevates the audience’s understanding of his cause. The strong language used in the speech is very persuasive and makes you feel inspired to make a difference in the world. Another emotionally appealing technique that king uses is repetition.
John F. Kennedy same sedately and firmly, trying to cover his Mouth Hurst (Boston) pronunciation. It uses anaphora to make throbbing flow in his speeches, like "Let each Party..." and "For those that ..." He didn 't speak of a nation or cluster in his speeches. though he was concerning Russia and different communist regimes in persistently "... for those countries which will build our own adversaries ..." Kennedy powerfully attacked them with sharp words robust. On the contrary, he said: Silent, "complete obligation" to offer: That either side can restart the social process, "he said, not solely Americans, however conjointly the globe, career globalization" action of my compatriots within the world: don 't raise what us can do for you, however, what we are able to do for human
Speakers use this technique to audience so they can think and engage what the answer can be. It used to make the audience agree with speaker. Churchill always made an excellent use of this method, especially in this speech, whenever he uses this device, the audience would think deeply about the penalties of what was going to happen to Britain. For example, “You ask, what is our policy? I will say: It is to wage war, by sea, land and air, with all our might and with all the strength that God can give us; to wage war against a monstrous tyranny, never surpassed in the dark and lamentable catalogue of human crime.
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
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. Ethos is a very important rhetorical device in speeches because it establishes a sense of credibility and trustworthiness with the audience. Ethos permits the audience to feel a sense of trust that is missing in some people’s speeches. When ethos is missing one never really gets to establish a connection to the audience.
The 35th American President, John F. Kennedy, in his inaugural address, which he delivered after he just won the president seat, reclaimed his purpose as a successful and competent leader. JFK’s purpose was to not only demonstrate his amity towards the world, but also encourage his people to devote themselves to America. He used repetition and parallelism as his rhetorical strategies in order to convey to his audience, which includes both Americans and international people, the idea that America needs them to create a peaceful world in a nuclear age. After emphasizing the importance of freedom to America, JFK demonstrated his friendly attitude by using repetition to list his position toward some large or important organizations in the
Thomas Paine, a local pamphleteer in the pre-Revolutionary War era, wrote a convincing pamphlet to any colonists who were not already supporting the war for independence from Great Britain. In his argument, Paine uses rhetorical strategy, an emotional aspect, and divine revelation towards the citizens to create a very moving, passionate, and convincing call to arms. The first line, “These are the times that tried men 's souls,” is one of relatability and preparedness for the oncoming difficult times. Paine starts his essay off with a refutation of his argument, stating that although he wants this fight, he knows it will be tough. Paine then challenges the men’s bravery and patriotism to their country by stating the line “The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country.” This statement successfully peaks the men 's interest in the passage, and takes a jab at the readers manliness and willingness to protect his own country in time of need.
Delegate and lawyer Patrick Henry rallies up the other delegates in his "Speech to the Virginia Convention". Henry fills the colonists' minds with imagery and powerful syntax to convince the members to fight in a war later named the American Revolution. His patriotic and zealous speech uses a variety of rhetorical devices to convey this sense of desperation that this is the last hope: to fight. He begins by building his ethos and displays his counterargument. Henry states that the other men of the convention have different views than his but it would be "treason" if he did not speak his proposition.
Although the Vietnam War was an event of the past, the debate on America’s involvement in the war has been ongoing for several years. In his 1967 speech, Beyond Vietnam, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Junior states that America’s participation in the Vietnam War is unjust. By using a combination of figurative language, personal anecdotes, and emotional appeal, King is able to build a convincing argument for the unreasonable involvement of the United States in the war. To begin, King uses figurative language in the first half of his speech to highlight the destructive nature of the war, strengthening his overall position. Despite having a “shining moment” of “experiments, hopes, [and] new beginnings” during the struggle for human rights, King illustrates the Vietnam War as “broken and eviscerate” and a “political plaything of a society gone mad on war”.