JFK Analytic Essay.docx - Abby Skillestad P.4 AP Lang Rhetorical Analysis JFK Inaugural Speech There is no doubt that when John F Kennedy committed to

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Abby Skillestad P.4 AP Lang Rhetorical Analysis: JFK Inaugural Speech There is no doubt that when John F. Kennedy committed to being one of the youngest men to run for president, while amidst the end of World War 2 and a country and world divided that Mr. Kennedy had a passion for wanting to unite not only his fellow young Americans, but also wanting to unite the rest of the world. Throughout his presidency Kennedy was able to embody the idea of unity, and during his Inaugural speech on January 20 th , 1961 the soon to be president delivered the address in a way that through his precise rhetorical devices such as metaphors, antithesis, and parallelism, further unites him with his audience, and highlights his vision of unity. In Kennedy’s Inaugural speech he uses metaphors to further push his idea of unity. With the statement, “And if a beachhead of cooperation may push back the jungle of suspicion”, Kennedy is telling all the countries around the world that is time to “push back” the suspicion that the world cannot be united in a way it had not been in a long time. He uses the word “beachhead” which was commonly used during world war 2 meaning to invade. By using this

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