Group Analysis Collection - Inauguration Speech - JFK
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Text:Inauguration Speech
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Composer:John F Kennedy
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Technique:Example:Meaning:
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Antithesis"Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country"This was a clever way Kennedy makes the audience think and encorage them to act to make the country better without telling them they are the reason for the issue.
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Antithesis"I do not shrink away from this responsibility - I welcome it" He shows the audience he is ready to accept the responsilbilty to make a difference and he will not back down
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Aliteration"Man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty and all forms of human life""M" and the "H" are repeated. Kennedy uses alliteration to make senteces more interesting and to draw the audience in. Man either has the power to create or destroy the universe.
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Assonance "The steady spread of the deadly atom"
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Metaphor"to assist free men and free governments in casting off the chains of poverty"shows the injustices of the past will not be repeated freely
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Personification"To our sister republics":
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Anaphora"Let both sides"
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Alliteration"pay any price, bear any burden"This alliteration is used to create the need to work to maintain and improve the safety of their country.
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Metaphor"the torch has been passed " This means leadership/responsibility has been passed on!
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