In 1962 President John F. Kennedy held a press conference in which he informed the audience on his stance for the rising steel prices. Kennedy not only wanted to inform the audience, he wanted to get them on his side of the argument. He wanted to show the audience that the rising steel prices were going to have a negative impact on the nation. To do this Kennedy used some of the rhetoric strategies and tools. He used periodic sentences, anaphora, and diction.
Have you ever listened to a speech fully but only remembered a few keywords or phrases? If so, it was most likely because the author employed rhetorical devices to put emphasis on said keywords and phrases. Using a mix of these techniques, he makes his purpose clear for delivering his speech: to ensure that the American people know that he will not be influenced by the Catholic Church during his presidency. During the Address to the Greater Houston Ministerial Association speech, Kennedy suggested that he believed in an America where church was separated from state, where there is no religious intolerance, and where no outside religious commands shall influence politicians. The organization of ideas used allows Kennedy to address America as a whole and then further target the election.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Junior’s, speech at his inaugural address in 1961 is undeniably a masterpiece of the persuasive arts. Although the speech is short as such speeches go, and although its main persuasive device is pathos alone, the masterful skill with which Kennedy’s speech is written makes it one of the most moving and effective political speeches to date. Kennedy’s vivid use of diction and metaphor, as well as his extremely memorable syntax, are particularly strong and successful. Every intelligent debater, speech-writer, and generally argumentative person knows that there are three main techniques which can be used to manipulate an audience and engage them in the speaker’s topic and purpose: ethos, logos, and pathos.
Robert Kennedy’s speech was given during a campaign rally in 1968, he broke the news to a crowd of supporters that MLK had been killed. This speech was analyzed through a PDF copy of the text. The purpose of RFK’s speech is to inform the audience of MLK’s death, create a sense of comfort and calmness. RFK includes a quote from the poet Aeschylus
John F. Kennedy uses literary devices to capture the attention of the audience, sets himself equal to his audience getting their attention and support, and uses the christian religion to strike the emotions and gain the support of his audience. Kennedy uses many literary devices to catch the attention of his audience. One of these devices is repetition. One example of repetition that Kennedy uses is, “Let both sides explore what problems unite us instead of belaboring those problems which divide us.
Robert F. Kennedy knew that he would be talking to a crowd of women and men who were African American. For him to relate to them he told the story about how his brother John F. Kennedy was assassinated also by a Caucasian man. He understood the pain and hate that they were going through. Since, Robert F. Kennedy had credibility and goodwill he had the attention of the audience and his main goal was to withstand that. The age group of the men and women who attended the speech probably ranged from late 20s to late 50s, so he had to make sure that his speech would include everybody.
Nicholas R. Cortez AP. Language Friday, October 7th, 2016 Rhetorical Analysis Paper John F. Kennedy, one of the past presidents of America, is also one of the last Presidents to fully write his own speech. This being truly fantastic, also leaves room for the more personable tone of Kennedy 's speech. For example, his tone is very teacher like, or peremptory, and over the course of the whole speech, he also shows prodigious word diction, and also unbelievable syntax.
On September 12, 1962, at Rice University in Houston Texas, John F. Kennedy gave a powerful speech to garner support for the funding of the space race for the USA. He stated the importance of putting a man on the moon before the end of the decade in its efforts against the Soviet Union and the expectation was met in 1969 by the astronaut Neil Armstrong. His speech forged a new path that the US was heading and inherently started the revolution of the exploration of outer space. Kennedy’s “Moon Speech” makes use of ethos and Kairos to persuade the people of America to become interested in and invest in the ongoing space race. A very important factor in JFK’s speech was his effective use of rhetoric, notably ethos, which he used to make himself become more believable and authoritative.
John F. Kennedy’s was known as a very patriotic person, and that would raise the question why. Well, the answer can simply be found in his inauguration speech. He gave the speech to bolster the fighting spirit and act as an inspiration for the Americans. How he does this is interestingly simple by smart actually. He used a plethora of stylistic devices extensively in his speech.
Adrian Rodriguez Professor Christopher Staaf HIST 2112-17 3 December 2015 Primary Source Assignment #6 January 1961, Dwight Eisenhower’s presidency is coming to a close as John Kennedy’s era is about to begin. Within the course of a week both these men gave addresses, with Eisenhower giving his farewell address and Kennedy his inaugural address. The overall primary message of John Kennedy’s address and Eisenhower’s address share significant similarities as well as differences. With these addresses going on in the early 1960s both men understood that the Cold War was a national priority for the foreseeable future, and this is evident as they both make indirect references to it and the Soviet Union as a global threat. They also share a concern
In September of 1962, President John. F Kennedy gave his influential “Nation’s Space Effort” speech at Rice University in Houston, Texas, or better known as the “We choose to go to the Moon” speech. President Kennedy was able to utilize rhetorical strategies to help him influence the American people in order to push the nation’s goals. His speech was given during the beginning of the “space race”, between the United States and the USSR, and during the Cold War which makes his promises significant. At the time of the President Kennedy’s speech, the Soviet Union(USSR) had already successfully launched and maintained a satellite for the last four years, moreover, the Soviet’s had already successfully put the first man in space.
JFK Speech Analysis John F. Kennedy gave his Inaugural Address on January 20, 1961. The Inaugural Address used many tropes and schemes. For that reason it was regarded as a powerful speech and studied since then. The purpose of the speech was to unite the nation to work together. Kennedy used his resources to create the best Inaugural Address he could.