Rhetorical Structure In Jfk's Inaugural Address

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Introduction /Type of speech: On a cold day in 1961, John F. Kennedy delivered an Inaugural speech to the citizens and peoples of both America and the world. After the end of a close and competitive election, he used this speech not to celebrate his victory as president, but to unite the audience. In this inaugural address, Kennedy connects Americans together as one country and humans together as one population with a call to duty that relies on a heavy appeal to the ethics and morals of himself and the audience. Additionally, the use of a structurally and logically sound argument with powerful imagery and emotions used throughout the speech allows this call to action to be so effective in uniting Americans and the human race together.…show more content…
Kennedy used a logical structure in his speech. He repeated what was important to the audience could easily find what was important in his speech. Moreover, Kennedy’s speech structure and fallacies were very successful. He did a great job of getting to his points and said what he wanted to say and yet, making the audience feel like they were an important part of his speech and that they could make a difference. Below is a mind map explaining and summarizing Kennedy’s…show more content…
I see him as a kind-hearted and a peacemaker. In addition to that, He would much rather talk things out than to fight with weapons and violence. His speech was given significant impacts to the global society. Moreover, He proved that he could change America to a better country. He showed that he cared about his country and wanted them to be involved. Conclusion: In conclusion, strong appeals to morals and emotions are important aspects of Kennedy’s inaugural speech, which was aimed at uniting the people of the world as one by referencing their commonalities− such as shared backgrounds, cultures, and values. Kennedy creates connections between the different societies and groups of people in the world to emphasize his powerful call to duty, which serves to further unite the audience together with a common goal to ensure that we can all live in a world of peace and stability, where basic human rights are protected for
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