Rhetorical Devices In President John F Kennedy's Speech

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In his commentary addressing the rapid increase of steel prices, on April 11th 1962, President John F. Kennedy addresses the consequences that raising the prices of steel would make on not only the American economy but on America as a whole. He makes a point to accuse the “ruthless” steel companies of being unpatriotic and looking out for themselves before the country. To drive this point home, Kennedy creates an incriminating tone, as well as utilizes various rhetorical strategies to effectively enhance his speech, while additionally showing the American people the detriments this may have. Kennedy mainly uses anaphoras to make a statement about the size of the impact, states facts, to show the American exactly what is happening, and accusatory

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