Kennedy Essay John Fitzgerald Kennedy’s Inaugural Address, The article “Inside Kennedy’s Inauguration, 50 Years on”, and a photograph of the swearing-in ceremony all contribute to an understanding and appreciation of the legacy of John Fitzgerald Kennedy. All three of these documents contribute to the legacy by their different styles. These documents all have differences, but the one thing that makes them the same, describes that they all convey the legacy of John Fitzgerald Kennedy. The first document, The Inaugural Address, given by John Fitzgerald Kennedy on January 20, 1961 conveys the legacy of John F. Kennedy by the speech’s very different style then the other documents. To start off with, Kennedy’s Inaugural Address, described as a speech, demonstrates the major difference of the three documents. Kennedy’s Inaugural Address purpose states the act of joining together and reuniting. John F. Kennedy creates an archaic diction through the use of the words “asunder”, “foe”, “writ”, and “forebears”. This use of diction emphasizes the formality and sets the formal tone that Kennedy uses. John F. Kennedy creates his syntax through his variety of sentence types. He has many short, declarative sentences, a few compound and more than 20 complex sentences. Many of his sentences begin with coordinating conjunctions such as “so”, “for”, and “but”. His complex sentences usually begin with a subordinate clause to allow steam to build in order to energize the sentences main idea. He uses short paragraphs and in each it reveals another one of Kennedy’s principles or promises. The speech’s syntax reveals other meanings and adds to the development of the tone. Kennedy also uses figurative language such as personification, “our sister republics” and metaphors such as, “bonds of mass misery”, “beachhead of cooperation”, and “jungle of suspicion”. Finally, the use of his rhetorical questions reminds us that the young president builds consensus rather than dictating. The second document, “Inside Kennedy’s Inauguration, 50 years on”, written by Eleanor Clift conveys the legacy of John F. Kennedy by the speech’s very different style than the other documents. This article, in which friends and family of John F. Kennedy share their memories of the inauguration, originally appeared in January 2011 on the Web site Daily Beast and then reprinted in Newsweek. Clift’s purpose in this article states the fact that she provides her readers with examples of him on a personal level. This way, the readers can get to know him as a person, not just a president. The tone remains cheerful at first, but halfway through it changes to a more serious tone. Clift creates an abstract diction, different from the diction that Kennedy used, through the use of the words “contingent”, “gallantly”, “impromptu”, and “rotunda”. Her diction helps set the cheerful then serious tone of this article. Clift creates her syntax through the variety of her types of sentences and paragraph lengths. Many of her sentences are long with a few short ones here and there. She has17 paragraphs, some short and some long. She starts her article off with a one sentence paragraph. Clift does not use as many metaphors as John F. Kennedy did, however, she allows us…
Defeating the popular Richard Nixon in a presidential election is a difficult feat, but if anyone could do it, it would be John F. Kennedy. Kennedy won the presidential election in 1960 and became a popular idol in America. People loved him because of his youth, handsome looks, charisma, heroic achievements in the war, and his fashionable wife Jackie. Aside from these reasons, people admired him for his overall successful domestic and foreign policies. Though he was only in office for a short time…
Corps was an outgrowth of the Cold War. During a debate with the Soviet Union, Kennedy claimed that the United States "had hundreds of men and women, scientists, physicists, teachers, engineers, doctors, and nurses . . . prepared to spend their lives abroad in the service of world communism." Having no such program or support other than the students at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, who cheered when Kennedy asked, "How many of you, who are going to be doctors, are willing to spend your…
April 29, 2013
The history of united Stated has been very interesting. Through its history many individuals had leave their footprint. In total, a list of 44 men had been named president of the United States. In this list we find President Kennedy. By 1961 Kennedy appointed for president of the United States. Years after he was president he was assassinated. His death had been marked…
John F. Kennedy
John grew up in a wealthy and powerful political family in Brookline, Massachusetts. It was also in a big family as he had three older brothers and five sisters. Johns father Joe had the dream that one of his sons would become president. He sent them to the best schools and expected that his older son, Joe Jr., would be president one day. Sadly Joe Jr. died in combat during war. Therefore John’s father turned to john to become president. Kennedy got involved in…
John F Kennedy’s opinion
I, John F Kennedy feel as Vice President of the United States of America that the U.S. congress should not give President Lyndon Johnson the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution. By giving him this unlimited power it will affect nearly every citizen in America. This resolution will cause citizens to worry about giving the president to much power, this resolution would give him the power to base all decisions off of his one opinion, and also if he does have this power he could easily…
English Language and Composition
Kennedy and Obama
Both Kennedy and Obama had parallelism in their inaugural address.
A line from Kennedy’s speech that displays this rhetorical device is, “If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich…”.
Obama’s speech that displays this rhetorical device is, “Our workers are no less productive than when this crisis began. . . . Our capacity remains undiminished.”.
Both Kennedy and Obama had antithesis in…
Kennedy’s Assassination |
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October 24, 2012
On May 29, 1917, in Brookline, Massachusetts, John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born into a rich, politically connected Irish-Catholic family from Boston. He was one of nine children born to Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. and Rose Fitzgerald. Born soon after America enters the First World War, JFK was the first President born into the 20th Century. Both of his parents were born into wealthy families…
the ripe old age of twenty- three. She had just put her first born down for an afternoon nap and was determined to have a pie made for supper that evening. That wasn't to be, Walter Conkrite came over the air at about 12:30p.m. and said President Kennedy has been shot! She remembers that time felt like it stood still. When it finally registered all she could say was "Oh my God, Oh my God, Oh my God!” For several minutes that was all that would come out of her mouth. Then Betty realized it was actually…
January 20, 1961, an unbearably wintery day, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, one of the youngest presidents in United States history, stood and addressed Vice President Johnson, the Speaker of the House, the Chief Justice, President Eisenhower, Vice President Nixon, President Truman, the Reverend Clergy, and his fellow citizens. In the cold with few words, Kennedy was able to warm spirits and passions of many. He carefully addressed individual issues and listeners…