JFK Speech Analysis.docx - JFK Speech Analysis In order for John F Kennedy's inaugural address to make an impact he had to be able to know his audience

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JFK Speech Analysis In order for John F Kennedy's inaugural address to make an impact, he had to be able to know his audience and connect to their emotions. The occasion of the election was during the Cold War, which had filled the people of the US with fear and doubt in the young Catholic president and what he had to offer for our country. Kennedy’s speech used many rhetorical and literary devices that were used to influence the people to unite in a time of need. He had motivated the people to fight for their freedom and realize who the real enemies are; the Soviet Union. Throughout Kennedy’s speech he had used a lot of anaphora, which was helpful in getting his message across to US citizens; for example in the paragraphs 16, 17, 18, and 19 Kennedy says “Let both sides…” , in these paragraphs Kennedy talks about uniting both sides of the US and by using anaphora he really puts an emphasis on trying to unite the people during a crisis. The US was divided by the republicans and democrats, and due to the fact that Kennedy

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