And I hope you’ll join me.” George W. Bush creates a compassionate and operative way of presenting the issues that he feels strongly about. He chooses to use emotions and values to allure the audience. The emphasis on prosperity and hard-working Americans take his campaign to a different level than his opponents, who are discussing policies and laws. Bush, who is pushing for conservative reform, heads off his campaign with a strong rhetorical argument and a well-developed ethos. If he is able to maintain this advantage and fix a few minor flaws in his approach, he will be well on his way to a seat in the Oval Office.
Given the state of the world at the time of his inauguration, the decision to rely so heavily on pathos and ethos was a wise one which got the job done. His use of the rhetoric triangle effectively conveys Kennedy’s plan for America to not only her citizens, but to the world. Works Cited Kennedy, John F. “Inaugural Address.” Reading Literature And Writing Argument. Ed. Leah Jewell.
Kennedy relies on history ("Our ancient heritage") and God ("in the trumpet summons") and on patriotism ("graves of young Americans") and on bravery ("I do not shrink from this responsibility") to carry his message against "the common enemies of man: "tyranny, poverty, disease, and war itself". Evoking excitement and fear caused many to be proactive out of worry that their laziness may be counterproductive to the nation. This address not only manipulated the audience by evoking certain emotions, but equally important was the ability for the Inaugural Address to linger in the minds of the audience. For years to come, we will still remember the words and ideas of Kennedy simply because of his mastery of rhetoric.
People who are elected as senators and possibly President, exhibit themselves as intelligent and authoritative. In the same way, Obama spirits the American values like change, future orientation, action/work orientation, and personal control over the environment (Kohls). For instanc... ... middle of paper ... ...ndividualism. Likewise, non American citizens might find it rude for him to break tradition by allowing a senator speak to the people of Berlin to gain political views. The discussion of Obama’s ethos and pathos addresses the larger matter of countries coming together, and combining our vigor and deficiency, to remake the world.
The metaphor in the poem is that democracy sailing on really means democracy is coming from the people. Once all the pain and hate are gone Democracy will come to the need and people will come together to make America great again. The Magna Carta also had some hate in it for the noblemen were not happy with these new rules for the noble wanted to keep power over the less fortunate. However, like the poem states once the disapproval was gone then the Magna Carta was accepted
throughout the speech, Kennedy is persuading the people to come together and stand up to take action. One of the president’s literary devices was using extreme adjectives to emphasis his points. For example, Kennedy says “In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger.” By doing this, he emphasises his points urges the people to agree with him, building a consensus rather than blatantly expressing his desire for the people to follow his course of action. Also, the use of hortative sentences offers a more inviting tone to the audience. For example, in paragraph 27 and 14 he says “let us” instead of “we will”.
These outreach programs designed to help destitute people in all corners of the world show the extent of Kennedy’s inspiration on his generation and the ones to follow. He was willing to dedicate as much time as needed to fully assist the needy people of the world, not because it would gather attention or praise, but simply because it was and continues to be the right thing to do. Kennedy acknowledged that “if a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.” With a society that is becoming more and more defined by wealth and social status, it is infinitely relevant that a strong focus on helping those who are less fortunate is held. Foundations as mentioned before that are rigorously dedicated to this type of service exemplify how many people, American and otherwise, have converted their “good words into good deeds,” just as Kennedy proposed. Through repetition of phrases to emphasize major points and specific sentence structure that enjoins that audience, President Kennedy was able to explicate what needed to be done to improve the world and in what ways those improvements could be completed.
For example, within this speech he uses signs of antithesis, a lot of metaphors, and some pathos to go along with the other devices/features that can be found within his speech. During the year of 1961, John F. Kennedy's inaugural speech was given to the public in order to inspire and provoke the American population to action. He uses extensive use of various rhetorical devices to fulfill the goal of his speech. JFK uses antithesis in order to capture the attention of his audience and also to help show what he will do as president. JFK states that his election "symbolizes an end as well as a beginning" and how it "signifies renewal as well as change".
Kennedy talks about what he must deal with as a president and with the world striving for peace he says “ I do not shrink from this responsibility- I welcome it,” near the end of his speech. This shows that Kennedy is happy being the president and that he shows determination to the listeners that he will bring peace. Jefferson claims that the goals of a better world can only be accomplished if everyone put in their efforts. The activism in his words can only be clearly seen when he focuses... ... middle of paper ... ... across the globe. The repeated declarations proves that Kennedy will actually carry out his plan for peace.
Repeating a phrase before each clause is called anaphora. In one of his paragraphs, Obama repeats the word “to” to bring parallel structure. When he says “The time has come to reaffirm our enduring spirit; to choose our better history; to carry forward that precious gift” he is making himself seem powerful and influential (Barack Obama's Inaugural Address 1). He is explaining his desires for the country in a list that is easy to understand and is influential. Another area where he repeats his words is towards the end of the speech when he proclaims “This is the price and the promise of citizenship… This is the source of our confidence… This is the meaning of our liberty and our creed…” (Barack Obama's Inaugural Address 4).