John F Kennedy Rhetorical Analysis Essay

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John F. Kennedy Inaugural Address Rhetorical Analysis. John F. Kennedy was elected president on November 8, 1960. This was a particularly rough time in the world. The United states along with several nations were being threatened by poverty, tyranny, disease, communism, and war and weapons. During this time John F. Kennedy, our 35th elected president, gave one of the top four historical speeches of all time. The use of ethos, pathos, and logos where fair and showed how knowledgeable he was about his topic, and makes a clear claim about his topic that the people of The United states and its fellow nations needed to step up to make this world a better place. His intention was to show despite he was the youngest president ever elected, he would be a great leader, and that he will bring change as long as the people were there to help. He wanted to exhort the American people and the world that there is hope. People believed and listened to John F. Kennedy because he had such a high level of credibility. If being elected president wasn 't enough, he came from a long line of politicians; his father being a business man and a politician raised three political leaders. Even more than that he was a graduate of Harvard University, as well as his father. John F. Kennedy left…show more content…
The emotion in his speech is perfectly used by making the American people feel truly responsible for the well-being of our country. John F. Kennedy 's logic was the best example of ethos, pathos, and logos that he used in this speech; with quotes like “If a free society cannot help the many who are poor; it cannot save the few who are rich.”, and “ Let us never negotiate out of fear, but let us never fear to negotiate.”. With all the uses of ethos, pathos, and logos he defended the vision of our forefathers and that the world could be a better place. All this speaking not only to the United States, but the

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