Generic Elements in FDR Inaugural Speech Student’s Name Institutional Affiliation Course Date Generic Elements in FDR Inaugural Speech Presidential inauguration speeches in the U.S have always taken a distinct structure in their mode of composition delivery and connection of the speaker to the audience. Normally they are delivered by the president-elect to in executing state roles and policies (Roosevelt 1933). Finally he maintains a ceremonial tone throughout the speech to emphasize his message to the audience. References Campbell K. & Jamieson K. (1985). Inaugurating the Presidency. Presidential Studies Quarterly 15(2) 394-411. Retrieved from www.jstor.org F. D. (1933). Inaugural Address March 4 1933. World Affairs 96(1) 26-28. [...]
Instructions for Initial Analysis of FDR’s 1st Inaugural Main question: Does the speech satisfy generic constraints for an inaugural? If so, how? In other words, using one or more criteria from the set of five that Kathryn Kohrs Campbell and Kathleen Jamieson identify in their classic study of the inaugural form, show how the speech does this (or not). Constitute “the people” as a unified audience? Rehearse communal values from the past? Set forth governing principles? Show appreciation for the requirements and limitations of the presidency? Maintain epideictic (or ceremonial) tone? Cite at least one passage from the speech, and explain what you think that shows. Bring to class a printout of that preliminary rhetorical analysis.