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"Inagural Address" John F Kennedy
Transcript of "Inagural Address" John F Kennedy
John F. Kennedy Lauren Buckner The Author Author: John F. Kennedy
Birth: May 29, 1917
Death: November 22, 1963
46 Years Old Speech Topic: Turning America Around Party: Democratic Connection from Speech to JFK: "wrote 'Profiles in Courage'
which won the Pullitzer Prize in history" Audience Intended: People of the United States who
can help make a change. Why: Everyone can help make a difference and
even little things count. Quote: "And so, my fellow Americans ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country." Information Works Cited: "John F. Kennedy Inaugural Address." American Rhetoric Top Author's Argument Argument: Wants people to make more of an effort in turning America around. Quote: "Let us go forth to lead the land we love" Explanation: Quote shows that we should support John F. Kennedy's argument in order to help and support the United States. Semantic Slanting Definition: "Occurs when an author chooses words, images, or information to convince the reader to think or do something. Quote: "In your hands, my fellow citizens, more than mine, will rest the final success or failure of our course." Explanation: John F. Kennedy is persuading them with the fact that they decide the future of America; so they have to act in order to turn the United States around. Repetition Quote: "Let both sides explore... let both sides, for the first time... let both sides seek... let both sides unite" Technique: This quote repeats the phrase: "Let both sides" four times; showing the Persuasion Technique Repetition. Explanation: By repeating this phrase, John F. Kennedy creates a strong statement that the audience will remember. Bandwagon Quote: "Let both sides join in creating a new endeavor" Technique: This quote uses the phrase "join in" to show that everyone can participate; using Bandwagon. Explanation: By using Bandwagon John F. Kennedy shows that everyone is needed to help turn America around; which helps support his argument. Faulty Cause and Effect Quote: "That can assure a more fruitful life for all mankind" Technique: This quote makes it seem as if participating in John F Kennedy's plan will make your life better; using Faulty Cause and Effect. Explanation: By using Faulty Cause and Effect John F Kennedy planted the idea that helping American would help themselves into peoples heads. The Counter Argument Counter Argument: No Possible Counter Argument 1: I don't have enough time to help out. Possible Counter Argument 2: I have already helped enough. Biased or Unbiased Definition: "Absence of counter argument, onesidedness Explanation: John F. Kennedy is biased in this speech because he does not include a Counter Argument. I think this is smart because it gives people a reason to go against what he says or thinks. Effectiveness Was Author Effective: Yes Technique: Repetition Explanation: John F. Kennedy repeats the phrases "to those" and "let both sides"; which helps him make a strong argument and get his point across. The Author The Author Fact 1: Jonh F. Kennedy attended Harvard College. Image Works Cited: Fact 2: John F. Kennedy's grandfather "served as a congressman and as the mayor of Boston." Fact 3: John F. Kennedy was "a Civil Rights Activist" Fact 4: John F. Kennedy was also called Jack. John F Kennedy Biography. John F Kennedy. Web. 5 Feb. 2013. <http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/john-f-kennedy-50.php>. "John F. Kennedy ." The White House. N.p., 2009. Web. 5 Feb. 2013. <http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/johnfkennedy>. 100 Speeches. N.p., 2001. Web. 5 Feb. 2013. <http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/jfkinaugural.htm>. JFK 1960 Election Ad Campaign Jingle . Dir. LDCFitzgerald. 7 June 2012. Youtube. Web. 7 Feb. 2013. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjY9KqTkO8U>. " John F. Kennedy biography." bio. True Story. N.p., Web. 7 Feb. 2013. <http://www.biography.com/people/john-f-kennedy-9362930>.