Rhetorical Analysis Of John F. Kennedy's Speech

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November 22, 1963, a date that will live on forever. The date that John F. Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald. Shortly after the unfortunate event on November 27, 1963, Lyndon B. Johnson assured the whole nation that we will continue and make it through. By using some of John F. Kennedy’s existing ideas Lyndon B Johnson commanded with a firm but gentle hand that there is nothing to fear. Some of the devices he used in his speech were ethos. pathos, logos, and repetition. By using ethos, he showed that he had the power to make the changes necessary to make sure that the nation would not cripple under the devastating event that happened. An example of this would be he said”I will insist that the Government get a dollar’s value for a dollar spent.” in paragraph eighteen. This shows that he has the authority to make sure that everything that needs to be done will be done. …show more content…

He also mentioned “ We meet in grief, but let us also meet in renewed dedication and vigor.” in the middle of his speech. He stated these things because President Kennedy was fighting for the Civil Rights Bill to pass before his death. President Johnson is now pushing for the approval of the Bill by expressing what President Kennedy wanted, and how it is our job as a nation after his death to keep moving forward. He used sympathy from Kennedy’s death to to pick up President Kennedy's causes and drive them

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