Kennedy prefers repeating some praises that will have impact on the people and prompt them to continue with the same spirit. These include, “…Let them come to Berlin...” which he was addressing to the world and other people who preferred the communists’ way of governance. He also chooses figurative words and statements like “....indivisible” and “sober satisfaction” when referring to the state of freedom and relieve of the people respectively.
The writer’s major technique encompasses appreciating and shunning any incidence of demeaning the audience. This is via giving the hope of maintaining their struggle coupled with stating great things in future that will result from their hard resolutions to stand for the truth and justice. He also refers to his audience as an example in the world where each state ought to emulate besides deriding the communists’ erection of a wall meant to hold its subjects captive.
Kennedy’s then speech in this context was effective due to the neutral ground that he adopted regarding the assassination coupled with his remorseful state. He shunned all cases that will lead to blame games and called upon the people to focus to the future, where there will be equality and love among America’s races (American Rhetoric, 2001).
i. “to say a prayer for the family of Martin Luther King -- yeah, its true -- but more importantly to say a prayer for our own country, which all of us love -- a prayer for understanding and that compassion of which I spoke” (American Rhetoric, 2001).
iii. “….Weve had difficult times in the past, but we -- and we will have difficult times in the future. It is not the end of violence; it is not the end of lawlessness; and its not the end of disorder.. ” (American Rhetoric, 2001).
Kennedy decided to use a low tone in this particular speech compared to other occasions when addressing the