Rhetorical Analysis Of Jfk Inaugural Address

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Inaugural Address John Fitzgerald Kennedy gave his Inaugural Address speech in Washington D.C. on January 20, 1961. In his Inaugural Address JFK explains how the people of America should focus on the future and to inspire them to serve their country and the world with different metaphors, personifications, allusions, and rhetorical devices used in his Inaugural Address. The speech is focused on introducing Kennedy, his thoughts of civil rights, and the new frontier – Space. “Those who foolishly sought power by riding the back of the tiger ended up inside” is one of the metaphors that caught my attention in this speech. The metaphor explains those who are lazy and do not have the courage to make decisions for their own, end up being carried by others who are stronger than them and get no where. “Ended up inside” can be used to explain how those who struggled needed the support of others. Support is something that JFK is trying to enforce with his Inaugural Address; if we all work together as one nation we will succeed and see our children’s children thrive in the future. …show more content…

He wants to let the audience and the reader know that aggression or subversion will be opposed anywhere in the Americas and will remain “master of its own house.” The people is what represents “Hemisphere,” without the people we are nothing and with the people we are unstoppable. The United States of America is full of different races and cultures, and with these different factors united we will overcome anything. That is why “United” is part of our country’s name. Our arms and the incredibly amount of courage is what forges the U.S., without it we will be

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