Audience psychology influenced Robert F Kennedys rhetorical choices during the

Audience psychology influenced robert f kennedys

This preview shows page 2 - 3 out of 3 pages.

Audience psychology influenced Robert F. Kennedy’s rhetorical choices during the speech by making the message of his speech personally meaningful and important to them. Robert Kennedy does this by citing his favorite poet’s poem from Aeschylus and by encouraging them to pray and not take revenge on the actions of others. Robert F. Kennedy gave them an encouraging speech that was easy to follow and helped them in their time of sorrow. During this speech, I believe Robert F. Kennedy maintained pathos throughout his interaction with the audience. One instance of pathos is when he started his speech with “ I have some very sad news for you all.” This is pathos because it is emotionally prepared the audience of impacting sad news coming. Next is when he says, " Martin Luther King dedicated his life to love and to justice between fellow human beings. He died in the cause of that effort” References: "IHB: Robert F. Kennedy On Death Of Martin L. King". In.gov . N.p., 2017. Web. 29 Jan. 2017. Zarefsky, David. Public Speaking . 1st ed. Boston: Allyn & Bacon, 2011. Print. "American Rhetoric: Robert F. Kennedy -- Statement On The Assassination Of Martin Luther King, Jr.". Americanrhetoric.com . N.p., 2017. Web. 29 Jan. 2017.
Image of page 2
Image of page 3

You've reached the end of your free preview.

Want to read all 3 pages?

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture