President Kennedy's Inaugural Address

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Fifty years ago almost to the day one of America's most beloved presidents was assassinated while campaigning on the campaign trail in Dallas. Prior to this traumatic even President Kennedy had made one of the most beloved inaugural addresses the country has ever herd a president speak. This speech is made memorable by historical changes called for by Kennedy, the diction and phrases used, and the literary tools that he used on that cold January day. Although the speech was only thirteen minutes long it goes down in history as one of the most beloved pieces of literary work. “We observe today not a victory of party, but a celebration of freedom, symbolizing an end, as well as a beginning, signifying renewal, as well as change”. President Kennedy ran on the platform of change in America. He was the first president in history to speak of the future and what could happen. Rather than past presidents who addressed issues that needed to be fixed in America. Faced with the opposition of a rising soviet power Kennedy was faced with the task of protecting the county and keeping its people safe. Kennedy spoke with an optimism in his voice referring to America as a limitless power that can change the world. Along with his speech Kennedy also brought many changes to the the oval office and American politics. He was the first Roman Catholic president to be elected int office. Kennedy also started the untied states peace core in order to help bring change to the world. Along with trying to contain the spread of communism. In his third pro President Kennedy addresses that as Americans the torch for protection of freedom and human right has been passed to this new younger generation. Kennedy made a call to the world that weather friend or fo... ... middle of paper ... ... the heavy burdens ... and to let the oppressed go free.'”. Finally his most memorable lines, “ ask what you can do for your country... ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man... ask of us the same high standards of strength and sacrifice which we ask of you” is to some the most influential example of parallelism ever given. Weather one agreed with his politic or didn't, no one can refute that President Kennedy's inaugural dress is one of Americas most beloved pieces of literary work. Through his use call for change, use of diction and phrasing, and literary tools, Kennedy had secured his spot as one of Americas most prominent literary master. “The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this endeavor will light our country and all who serve it and the glow from that fire can truly light the world.”
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