Jfk Speech Rhetorical Analysis

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President Kennedy uses rhetorical strategies to achieve his purpose of discrediting steel companies for raising prices. His word choice, such as “unjustifiable” and “grave” have a negative connotation, supporting his firm tone. His tone remains upset and disappointed throughout the speech without getting aggressive. This benefits his message because it fuels his impassioned speech to the American public without directly interfering with steel companies. Another strategy Kennedy uses in his speech is Pathos-- he unites citizens in a mentality of shared sacrifice. This device is supported by an allusion at the end of the speech when he quotes the Declaration of Independence; “are and ought to be.” The approach Kennedy uses supports his point