He was in a neighborhood that was predominantly blacks He knew that the news

He was in a neighborhood that was predominantly

This preview shows page 1 - 3 out of 4 pages.

people of Indianapolis. He was in a neighborhood that was predominantly blacks. He knew that the news that he was going to deliver were bad news and his audience would be angry. Kennedy tries to appeal to the audience not to take a violent act of revenge against the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., as it would be disrespectful to that of Martin Luther King and all the work he had done to have people live in harmony. Kennedy adapted his speech to be effective to
Image of page 1
his audience . His emotional message conveyed to the audience to follow Martin Luther King’s steps to love and peace. The audience culture in Kennedy’s speech acknowledges that most of the people in the crowd are African-American, and that some would infuriated with the news. Kennedy’s first paragraph in his speech addresses accordingly, “ I have some very sad news for all of you, and, I think, sad news for all of our fellow citizens, and people who love peace all over the world..” His tone and pauses in between sentences help him introduce the purpose of his speech. He
Image of page 2
Image of page 3

You've reached the end of your free preview.

Want to read all 4 pages?

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture