Rhetorical Devices In Jfk Inaugural Address

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In John F Kennedy’s “Inaugural address”, he tries to bring the nation together by speaking confidently and powerful. Kennedy’s vigorous use of rhetorical devices including Antithesis, Reasoning, Emotional Appeal, Allusion, and Anaphora that contribute to the success of his speech. JFK uses these rhetorical devices to convey his ambitions and hopes for america as a nation in a whole. Also hoping for a pledge of peace; that we do not show weakness. In his hopes of coming together our acts individually would make us look and be stronger. Kennedy used his speech as a way to draw all of the audience in by pulling us together. JFK “inaugural address” effected many different american people in many ways negatively and positively. JFK used Antithesis to compare contrasting ideas to prove to his audience that we should stand united together. “United there is little we cannot do in a host of cooperative ventures. Divided there is little we can do.” Stating that together we are stronger than we are apart gives conformity to the people listening for the hope and strength to come together to help out. Another way he uses antithesis “Let both sides explore what problems unite us instead of belaboring those problems which divide us.” JFK is drawing all readers in by giving them the support they need that if we all come together we could see great in our futures. He is drawing the reader in through the balance of words. Second JFK uses Reasoning to convince audience that coming together
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