Rhetorical Analysis Of Kennedy's Speech

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During the presidency of Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, steel companies began to raise the price of steel by 3.5% which came out to an extra 6 dollars a ton. It may not seem as much, but during this time where America was just recovering from a recession and where every dollar is crucial, it was plentiful. However, the 3.5% increase goes way beyond the monetary value and should be viewed through the perspective that these companies are lacking their moral responsibility towards the U.S. Throughout his speech,Kennedy shows his displeasement with the steel companies and targets them through rhetorical strategies such as foreshadowing, tone, and allusion. Kennedy feels as if the companies have betrayed their fellow American citizens with this inhumane act.
Kennedy’s diction creates a foreshadowment when he uses words such as “if” or “it would” to show the consequences of the steel company's actions. He tries to rally the people to his side by showing them what could happen if the companies continue to do as they please in order to benefit their personal interests instead of the interests of the nation as a whole. In accordance to Kennedy himself, he stated that “If this rise in the cost of steel is imitated by the rest of the industry, instead of rescinded, it would
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Kennedy stood up for his people because he felt morally compelled to protect them as the president of the United States. Kennedy, being a harvard graduate and coming from an extremely wealthy family, still managed to humble himself and be one with the people. It was this speech that helped the United States get out of the recession and become the powerhouse that we are today. With kennedy’s aggressive and coherent speech, he was able to leave the steel companies with no ammunation to retaliate and forcing them to

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