Rhetorical Analysis Of Jfk Inaugural Speech

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Due to war, and division amongst states - many mothers and fathers have departed or lost their sons. There have been multiple conflicts and genocides. The result of these problems have caused millions to die. The only solution to problems like these are unity, and peace. John Fitzgerald Kennedy once said, “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.” On Friday, January 20, 1961 at the United States capitol in Washington, D.C, John F. Kennedy, the President, speaks worldwide and delivered his inaugural address in which he announced his tasks regarding peace and equality to better the world. Kennedy’s vision of the future is to achieve both the equal rights of Americans and the peace of the world. By successfully appealing to the emotions of his audience it changes their perspective on the world, as well as employing repetition to emphasize phrases that inspire many to help change the world, and religious allusions which gave deeper meaning to a story and a personal connection.

Kennedy’s use of successfully appealing to the emotions, such as hope and peace, effectively changed the view of many people. Kennedy states his “celebration of freedom” where he meant that it wasn’t just a new presidential
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Kennedy repeatedly said the phrase, “Let both sides” to emphasize his purpose on how he desirably wants to unify the country. Kennedy also repeats the word “pledge”, which allows the audience to comprehend the idea of what he aims for as President. He aimed for peace by combining repetition and comparatives such as, “ Let both sides explore what problems unite us instead of belaboring those problems which divide us”. Kennedy makes the speech more memorable, which inspires the audience to support his change and gives them a much more clear understanding when he uses comparatives with