Rhetorical Techniques Used In Speech By Robert F. Kennedy

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There are many great speeches in the world and they all have their different styles that get the crowd to react how they want. There are also a lot of bad orators and speeches but both of these are polemical. They were both great orators that knew how to control the crowd to getting what they wanted but they also had their differences in the use of their rhetorical appeal.they used so many similar rhetorical devices but their motivations and use of repetition was different. Robert F. Kennedy and Antony’s speeches both had very different motivations. In RFk's speech he goes out on the back of a truck and tries to calm down the crowd after just finding out that MLK had been murdered. His motivation was in using the speech to restore the faith and peace in America, since he knew racial tensions were high and now even higher. Robert states “But we have to make an effort in the United States, we have to make an effort to understand, to get beyond and go beyond these rather difficult times” (kennedy).He said this to show to the people that even though …show more content…

Robert F. Kennedy uses repetition to show the crowd how we are all the same, to prevent people from reacting too much and starting riots. Throought his speech kennedy repeats the words hatred, black, white, love, difficult, and passion. By saying these words he is making the crowd focus on that part of the message he is sending with the speech,really getting through to the crowd. Antony in his speech used his repetition to get the crowd to think instead of just telling them right away in the speech. He repeats “So are they all, all honorable men Come I to speak in Caesar’s funeral.He was my friend, faithful and just to me.But Brutus says he was ambitious,And Brutus is an honorable man“(act 3 scene 2). By saying this he is implying multiple times in different ways that they really aren't honorable and that they all should be mad at them for killing

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