Oratorical Analysis Paper JFK Inaugural Address
In early 1961, the U.S. was going into long-lasting racial tensions and inequalities , as well as waging war going up against Communism and the Cold War throughout the world. Chaos and fear was all that could be in the minds of the American people because the Cold War was near its peak; the American people longed for a strong, reassuring leader. John F. Kennedy provided that reassurance in his Inaugural Address. There was a lot of confusion nationally and internationally, Kennedy sought to persuade the Nation’s people to join him in his efforts and unify together in order to achieve peace. In this paper is about JFK’s Inaugural speech, throughout this paper i will be using the following rhetorical devices; metaphors, similes, and anaphoras. All in all, i will explain the purpose, function of each device and the overall impact of his speech.
On January 20, 1961, a seat holder in the U.S. Supreme Court held the large Fitzgerald family Bible as John F. Kennedy took the oath of office to become the nation’s 35th president at the eastern portico of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. With deep snow and sunshine, more than twenty thousand people huddled in 20-degree temperatures on the east front of the Capitol to witness Kennedy to officially be the 35th president of the U.S. Kennedy, having removed his topcoat and in which projected a more youthful look and delivered what has become a