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Moon Speech in Rice University John F. Kennedy Bernardo Garcia 4/08/13 4 th period
Background John F. Kennedy was born on May 29, 1917 in Brookline, Massachusetts. After serving in the House of Representative and the Senate he became the 35 th President of the United States on January 20, 1961. John F. Kennedy made the speech at Rice University in Texas on September 12, 1962. He was assassinated on November 22, 1963 at aged 46.
SOAPSTone: Subject “The exploration of space will go ahead, whether we join in it or not, and it is one of the great adventures of all time, and no nation which expects to be the leader of other nations can expect to stay behind in this race for space.” John F. Kennedy is stating that America is not staying behind against the Soviet Union.
SOAPSTone: Occasion John F. Kennedy is giving the speech in Rice University on September 12, 1962. In which he is describing why he intend to put men on the moon.
SOAPSTone: Audience “President Pitzer, Mr. Vice President, Governor, Congressman Thomas, Senator Wiley, and Congressman Miller, Mr. Webb. Mr. Bell, scientists, distinguished guests, and ladies and gentlemen…” Based on this you can conclude that John F. Kennedy is referring the speech to the people in America.
SOAPSTone: Purpose “…space is there, and we're going to climb it, and the moon and the planets are there, and new hopes for knowledge and peace are there.” John F. Kennedy is planning to put a men on the moon and find new hopes because he believes they’re there.
SOAPSTone: Speaker The speaker is John F. Kennedy for the focus on the nation’s energies. “…the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too.”
SOAPSTone: Tone “I am delighted that this university is playing a part in putting a man on the moon as part of a great national effort of the United States of America.” John F. Kennedy is happy the university is taking part in the exploration and on the effort they are trying to accomplished. “Within these last 19 months at least 45 satellites have circled the earth. Some 40 of them were made in the United States of America" John F. Kennedy is showing how proud the US have made a great effort in making satellites compared to the rest of the world.
Analysis - Paraphrase “We set sail on this new sea because there is new knowledge to be gained, and new rights to be won, and they must be won and used for the progress of all people.” John F. Kennedy is speaking about how the adventured to the moon can be new knowledge and rights used for the progress of people.
Main Idea/Theme “…our leadership in science and in industry, our hopes for peace and security, our obligations to ourselves as well as others, all require us to make this effort, to solve these mysteries, to solve them for the good of all men, and to become the world's leading space-faring nation.” This explains how far America should go in traveling to the moon to do what is good for men.
Ethos “…as we set sail we ask God's blessing on the most hazardous and dangerous and greatest adventure on which man has ever embarked.” John F. Kennedy is showing his belief of God and asking him for his blessing.
Pathos “…space is there, and we're going to climb it, and the moon and the planets are there, and new hopes” This makes the audience to have confidence that John F. Kennedy is willing to put men on the moon.
Logos "Because it is there.“ Kennedy was saying that the moon is there and that is why he should put a man on the moon.
Repetition “The greater our knowledge increases, the greater our ignorance unfolds.” “The growth of our science and education will be enriched by new knowledge of our universe and environment…” “We set sail on this new sea because there is new knowledge to be gained, and new rights to be won, and they must be won and used for the progress of all people.” “Well, space is there, and we're going to climb it, and the moon and the planets are there, and new hopes for knowledge and peace are there.“
Phrasing/ meaning “This country was conquered by those who moved forward-and so will space.” Kennedy is expressing that America have moved forward and will go forward on space. “The greater our knowledge increases, the greater our ignorance unfolds.”
Powerful Lines “William Bradford, speaking in 1630 of the founding of the Plymouth Bay Colony, said that all great and honorable actions are accompanied with great difficulties, and both must be enterprise and overcome with answerable courage.” This phase can be consider a powerful line because it’s describing how actions can be taking and overcome by courage and moving forward. “We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard” John F. Kennedy is saying why they choose to go to the moon.
Literary devices Metaphor – “We set sail on this new sea because there is new knowledge to be gained, and new rights to be won, and they must be won and used for the progress of all people.” John F. Kennedy is comparing the trip to the moon as a new sea to set sail.
To follow In a September 1963 speech before the United Nations, Kennedy urged cooperation between the Soviets and Americans in space On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 landed the first manned spacecraft on the Moon.