Rhetorical Analysis Of John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Address

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Friday, January 20, 1961 was the Inaugural Address of former president John Fitzgerald Kennedy also known as John F Kennedy. In the wake of winning the Presidential decision by one of the littlest edges ever, Kennedy was approved by more than half of the country shortly thereafter. Kennedy’s speech was centered on Freedom and the country’s call to greatness. The inaugural address speech that was made by President Kennedy was made to motivate and incite the American people to activity. Kennedy’s Inaugural speech was not only aimed to the people of the country, but also to the rest of the world. John F. Kennedy's Inaugural address made good utilization of a plethora of rhetorical devices to get his message and his goals across to his audience.…show more content…
For this reason he used many forms of Repetition and Alliteration because it makes remarks easier to remember. Similar sounding word usage adds a textural complexity to the speech that makes the words additionally captivating. At the point when the speech is additionally captivating, the crowd is more able to focus and stay connected with the words. Examples of his use of Alliteration in the speech is “whether it wishes us well or ill (para 4)”, “to friend and foe alike (para 3)”, “high standards of strength and sacrifice (para 25)”. Likewise his use of Repetition was used to restate a particular point of view. The use of repetition is used to be straight forward and the audience will more likely remember something that has been stated more than once. Examples of repetition in John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural address are “Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate.(para 14)” and his use of repetitions’ in the beginning of several paragraphs “Let both sides(para. 14, 15, 16, 17, 18)” and “To those(para 6,7,8,9,10)” President John Kennedy used Alliteration/Repetition to make his speech one that would be remembered by everyone that would hear
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