Rhetoric

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Rhetoric displays an important part to the structure to a speech. Without strong elements, a speech cannot attract people in a positive way, and cannot create the effect of influencing many. However, when a piece consists of a strong rhetorical structure, it is able to develop a sturdy argument, and it is able to bring the main concept across. Rhetorical devices frequently help to create a clear and compelling opinion that will give the audience a positive perspective of the notion which is being expressed. With the use of rhetoric, speeches and works of writing become memorable and persuasive. Many speakers in history work hard to achieve the goal of creating a strong and influential essay, but many are unable to attain this. The few that do, on the other hand, do it stupendously. Three major pieces that show what a strong rhetorical backbone are Inaugural Address by John F. Kennedy, Ahmedabad (Noncooperation) by Mohandas Gandhi, I Have A Dream by Martin Luther King Jr. These pieces are one of the most famous in history due to their influential elements formed through their usage of rhetoric. One of the best known presidential speeches is Kennedy's Inaugural Address. In his five minute speech, Kennedy opens his presidency on a positive note, influencing both his country and other parts of the world. His speech is vital to the time period in which it is given, which is the reason in which it is so influential. It is given in a time when America is in a state of tension due to the Cold War. Within his speech, Kennedy speaks upon his knowledge of the problems America is facing, and speaks in a realistic manner. Unlike many, he acknowledges that the problems being faced, may not be fixed within his presidency, rather, he expresses... ... middle of paper ... ... audience. As he speaks, his words build upon each other, creating a rhythmical phrase of his goals that amplify his message to the listeners. Leaders in history often use rhetorical devices to portray a goal in which, they hope, the audience will be influenced to follow. The pieces Inaugural Address by John F. Kennedy, Ahmedabad (Noncooperation) by Mohandas Gandhi, I Have A Dream by Martin Luther King Jr. and are each perfect examples of strong pieces that consist of multiple rhetorical strategies. All of these pieces, particularly King's I Have A Dream, has a heavy amount of ethos, logos, and pathos, in order to achieve the feat of connecting the speaker, audience, and subject together in one. Though I Have A Dream contains a greater amount of influence, and has stronger Rhetorical elements, all speeches are commonly known to be one of the greatest in history.

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