Jfk Inaugural Address Rhetorical Analysis

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On January 20th, 1961, president John F. Kennedy made his famous Inaugural Address, urging the people of the United States to come together in the face of impending danger. Kennedy frequently uses chiasmus and antimetabole to juxtapose his warnings with his advice, as well as allusions to famous literary works that help his audience connect more deeply to his speech. Additionally, Kennedy makes much use of anaphora to help emphasize his points more deeply so that they stick with his audience even after he's done speaking. All of these elements working in conjunction show how Kennedy’s keen use of literary and rhetorical techniques compel the audience in a conversational yet compelling and formal way. First, Kennedy’s frequent use of chiasmus