President John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Address speech


English assignment; President John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Address speech

There are several questions about President John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Address speech. There are two parts, short answers for part A (about 3 to 5 sentence each) and paragraphs for part B. you need to fit all the answers on one page. Please be very specific and make clear points. There are some analysis questions too.
In part B, question 6, you have to compare his speech to Martin Luther King’s speech (just a paragraph providing points).

Part A:  Short Answer

  1. a. What is the overall tone of Kennedy’s speech?

 

  1. Support your answer with evidence from the speech.

 

  1. a. Explain how Kennedy’s diction contributes to the overall tone of the       speech.

 

  1. Support your answer with evidence.

 

  1. a. Provide examples for FIVE of the following rhetorical devices in the speech:

alliteration, metaphor, allusion, rhetorical question, anaphora, parallelism, antithesis, hyperbole.

 

  1. a. Identify one instance for each in which Kennedy establishes ethos, logos, and pathos.
  2. Support your answer with evidence.

Part B:  Paragraph Answer

  1. In one well constructed paragraph, identify Kennedy’s thesis which is the persuasive goal of his speech. What are the main points of his argument?

 

  1. In one well constructed paragraph evaluate the effectiveness of Kennedy’s speech by comparing it with at least one other text studied in this unit.  Use textual support from Kennedy’s speech in order to explain whether you feel he is successful or not in persuading his listeners of his thesis.  Be sure to consider elements of rhetoric, and bias.

 

 

 

 

 

 

(For question 6, you can have a small compression with martin Luther king’s speech “I have a dream” which I will upload the file for you)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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