The speech, held by John F. Kennedy, is from 1963. It was performed at an American university and his main message was that the main issue the world is facing today, is world peace.

He compared a peace imposed through the US military and an honest peace in the world where everyone is safe.

He uses several language features and literary devices to underline the importance of peace and to criticize the ignorance of it.

Firstly, John F. Kennedy almost started his speech by asking the audience some questions.

“What kind of peace do I mean? What kind of peace do we seek?” This helps him to maintain the audience’s attention by giving them the feeling of a conversation they are a part of.

Simultaneous, the questions asked to the audience probably made them start think. The answers to the questions was relatively obvious.