Rhetorical Analysis Of John F Kennedy's Inaugural Address

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On a bitter, cold day in Washington DC, January 20,1961, a profound speech was given by President John F. Kennedy. He spoke to gain unity, world peace, and freedom. His speech inspired not only the new generation of Americans, but also his “fellow citizens of the world” (Kennedy). In President John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural address, Kennedy claims that both audience and he himself can achieve freedom and peace. He uses inclusive diction, antithesis and anastrophe to catch the audience’s attention and persuade them. Kennedy used inclusive diction to express unity throughout his speech. In the Inaugural speech, he addresses his audience as ‘we,’ and used the word ‘our’ to make his claim a common goal for everyone; “Let every nation know, whether

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