John F. Kennedy’s inauguration speech was considered one of the most inspirational speeches in American history. He gave the speech to bolster the fighting spirit and act as an inspiration for the Americans. The reason for this is quite simple actually. He used stylistic devices extensively in his speech to boldly proclaim his intentions. He has proven himself resourceful in his usage of stylistic devices such as antithesis, parallelism, pathos, and ethos. He uses them to fully express his message and to gain the attention and the support of his people in a patriotic fashion. One of the examples of his use of antithesis is when Kennedy is referring to “a new generation of Americans” where he vividly shows the separation between the old and
John is a loyal person, and has a very assertive mindset. He seems to want to have social attention, because of the neglect he faces at home. John has a very hard home life, with an abusive alcoholic father. Other than him having an alcoholic father, John and I are very different. I am not, and never have been neglected in any way, and I do not choose to have the trust and friendship of people around me.
There are many things that a speech must contain to make it a well written and spoken speech. John F. Kennedy 's speech he gave on September 12th 1962, titled “Address at Rice University on the Nation 's Space Efforts”, better known as “We Choose to go to the Moon” contains many of the important factors of a successful speech. Kennedy used rhetorical strategies and skills to help him influence the American people to help accomplish the major goal of reaching the moon. Kennedy did not only want to reach the moon, but he wanted to be the first country to do so. President Kennedy effectively told the objective he found important by using ethos, pathos and kairos throughout his speech to help get the support of the people. By using these three rhetorical strategies Kennedy gave a moving speech.
On April 4, 1968 Robert F. Kennedy began his political campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination in Indiana. Before boarding his plane, Kennedy found out that Martin Luther King, Jr. had been shot in Memphis, Tennessee. At his arrival in Indianapolis, Kennedy was informed that Martin Luther King, Jr. had died from the incident. Kennedy was scheduled to speak to a large African-American audience, and was advised by the Indianapolis Police to not speak. The Chief of Police warned Kennedy that he would not be responsible for whatever may happen, making this speech even more dangerous. Kennedy chose to ignore the warning signs, went into the conference campaign, and spoke to the audience. Robert Kennedy, putting his political aspirations aside, advises the Indianapolis African-American audience not to retaliate to Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination with violence, but with prayer, understanding, and love as Martin Luther King, Jr. taught. This is done through the use of motivational appeals, rhetorical devices, and expressing to the audience a purpose.
A leader should be able to diagnose problems in his country and effectively navigate his people safely through that trouble-spot. President John F . Kennedy was a great leader, who was able to lead the United States through several crises. One prime example of his navigational skills through such hardships is in his dealings with the rise in steel prices in 1962. In his news conference, on the issue of steel price, President Kennedy uses parallelism and juxtaposition to create the idea that the increase in price from the steel companies is detrimental to the United States' economy.
On April 11, 1962, President John F. Kennedy held a news conference to discuss the 3.5% increase on steel prices across the country. With the country at war, and struggling to emerge from a recession, increasing the price of steel would have a negative impact. After his administration had taken steps to aid the steel companies to reach a non-inflationary steel workers union contract, the decision to increase steel prices was deemed to be a betrayal of the President and the American people. The speech was directed towards the “common man” in opposition to big steel companies. He speaks for the purpose of not only persuading the companies to lower their prices, but also to convince the public that he is looking out for their best interest. Kennedy employs a disapproving tone and strong diction in an effort to clearly achieve his goal in influencing the steel
On January 20, 1961, John Fitzgerald Kennedy became the youngest man to possess presidency in the United States of America. As a young, wealthy man Kennedy rapidly climbed the political ladder by initially representing a working class Boston district in the United States Congress, then continuing on to the House of Representatives, followed by the United States Senate, and ending with the victorious defeat of his presidential opponent, to become the 35th president of the United States. According to theatlantic.com, Kennedy was so admired by the public, that “in the eyes of the world, this reticent man became a charismatic leader who, in his life and in his death, served as a symbol of purpose and hope.” As a result of John F. Kennedy’s
Manitonquat, an American author, once said, “It is clear that the way to heal society of its violence... and lack of love is to replace the pyramid of domination with the circle of equality and respect.” Violence is everywhere and inside of every person in the world. From the assassinations of John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, to tragedies such as the Columbine shooting and the attack to the Twin Towers on 9/11, violence has undeniably shaped America. Consequently, with such tragedies, the nation is filled with immense sorrow and disbelief. This is the time that America’s citizens need a strong leader to speak to them. In a speech following a tragic death and one of resistance to violence, Robert F. Kennedy, a past American politician
On July 18, 1969, Senator Edward Kennedy found himself fighting to escape from a car that had been driven off a bridge and into a pond. Along with him was Miss Mary Jo Kopechne, a campaign secretary for the deceased Senator Robert Kennedy. Even though the senator escaped, Miss Kopechne did not have the same, fortunate fate. At this moment, Kennedy fought to escape the clutches of drowning, however, seven days later, he faced another precarious situation in which he was fighting to escape the clutches of the Massachusetts people. There were accusations about his behavior with Miss Kopechne that night and about alcoholism. Edward Kennedy’s chances to retain his position in office seemed to be fading. However, in his televised address to his
John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born on May 29, 1917, in Brookline, Massachusetts. As a young man Kennedy rapidly climbed the political latter by initially representing a working class Boston district in the United States Congress, then escalated to the House of Representatives, followed by the United States Senate, and ending with the victorious defeat of his presidential opponent, to become the 35th president of the United States of America. According to theatlantic.com, Kennedy was so well liked that “in the eyes of the world, this reticent man became a charismatic leader who, in his life and in his death, served as a symbol of purpose and hope.” As a result of John F. Kennedy’s appeal to the public, many articles, books, and
Civil rights activist and humanitarian, Martin Luther King had said: “Today the choice is no longer between violence and nonviolence. It is either nonviolence or nonexistence.” Such wisdom was echoed by Senator Robert F. Kennedy as he broke the news of Martin Luther King’s assassination to Indianapolis. Through “Remarks on the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.”, Kennedy effectively appeals to allusions and anaphoras to reinforce the cause Martin Luther King had devoted his life for, and to inspire unity amongst black and whites.
A leader’s legacy is portrayed in a multitude of ways: from the goals and dreams he sought for, from stories and memories of the people he’s touched, and from snapshots of his accomplishments. John F. Kennedy’s inaugural address of 1961, his most famous speech, “Inside Kennedy’s Inauguration, 50 Years On”, an article by Eleanor Clift that gives a detailed description of the president’s inauguration, and an image, “Inauguration of John F. Kennedy”, by the United States Army Corp, all convey the impact of John F. Kennedy in their own unique fashion. The legacy of John Fitzgerald Kennedy is expressed through a variety of similar and contrasting styles appealing to the same rhetorical appeals but further differentiated by their syntax and
JFK makes it clear that every citizen should do what is right not only to them, but for the benefit of the country. Kennedy uses a quote from the bible to support his ideas of making the world unite, and disengage in their disagreements and to flourish with one another. Furthermore in 1960, the cold war was occurring and in Kennedy’s inaugural address, Kennedy warns about the cold war and how America should aim for peace with all nations in the world. Throughout his speech, Kennedy has a patriotic and hopeful tone.
Senator Robert F Kennedy’s speech delivered on April 4th, 1968 in Indianapolis soothed the anguished masses, distressed over the assassination of civil rights hero Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King Jr. Earlier that day Doctor King was shot on the balcony of a motel in Memphis, Tennessee by an escaped white convict named James Earl Ray. He had initially planned to give a speech in Indianapolis concerning his running for the Democratic party's nomination, but upon hearing the news of King being shot, he scraped his original speech and started writing a new one on his flight to Indianapolis. Instead of using Doctor King's death as an addition to his original speech, or using it to further his personal political agenda, he instead informed the