Rhetorical Techniques In J. F. Kennedy's Speech

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J.F Kennedy, the president of United States wanted to put the first Americans to the moon-America exploring the moon, so he directed his speech to the people of taxes and Rice University to promote his space exploration program that will help America to be the first country to explore the moon. He believes that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth. Throughout J.F Kennedy's speech, the speaker makes effective use of evidence, reasoning, rhetorical elements, and rhetorical devices that together form his argument to gain people support for his space exploration program. J.F Kennedy was trying to prove his point of view by giving examples and using a lot of Rhetorical devices and appeals that would grab the reader's attention…show more content…
Kennedy actually used a lot of facts and statistics to prove his point. He used Metaphor in "We set sail on this new sea because there is new knowledge to be gained…" and "efforts in space from low to high gear". He used juxtaposition in "Whether it will become a force for good or ill depends on man" and "not because they are easy, but because they are hard", to highlight the differences or similarities between two ideas. Finally, he used facts by stating that "During the next 5 years the National Aeronautics and space Administration expects to double the number of scientists and engineers in this area………..expenses to $60 million a
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