Lou Gehrig, a professional baseball player who spent his whole career with the New York Yankees from 1923 through 1939, playing 17 seasons. During his career, Gehrig was diagnosed with ALS, a condition that would end his career and cause him to lose control of his muscles. In 1939, Lou Gehrig's gave a speech to his fans regarding his illness and retirement. His speech quickly gained recognition and influenced the famous “Ice Bucket Challenge” that gained popularity all around the world, allowing for over $115 million to be raised for an ALS movement. Gehrig used repetition in his address to emphasize how fortunate he was to spend a happy and fulfilled life despite his conditio For instance, during this speech, Lou Gehrig constantly used rhetorical questions such as "Who wouldn't consider it an honor to have known Jacob Ruppert?" and even "To have spent six years with that great little fellow, Miller Huggins?"
Everyone there must have been able to clearly visualize what it was like, and how the field was soaked with blood. He describes how horrible the fighting really was when he talks about the “smoke and hot lead pouring right through” the bodies of the soldiers. Coach Boone uses this imagery to draw the connection between present day and the past. He states that they are still fighting the same way, that there is figurative, and literal, smoke and hot lead pouring through their bodies by the way his team and community act toward each other. All this is for an appeal to their emotion.
Ariana Holsten Koshellek CAPP English 1/26/2023 Truman Capote's "In Cold Blood" is a masterful example of how the use of various rhetorical strategies and stylistic devices can effectively convey the mood and setting of a novel. Throughout the book, Capote employs several techniques that effectively convey the mood of the story, which is one of intense sadness, fear, and horror. One of the key rhetorical strategies used by Capote is imagery. He uses vivid, descriptive language to paint a picture of the setting and atmosphere in which the story takes place.
When criticizing the apology speech by Tiger Woods we need to look at a few subjects that help explain the reason for the situation. To accomplish this task we need to know who Tiger Woods is, to whom he was addressing, and why this speech was delivered. This way a rhetorical criticism of the speech can be developed. The first part to address is the speaker. Who is the speaker?
In the novel In Cold Blood by Truman Capote, he uses pathos, diction and tone to characterize the killers. He characterizes Dick Hickock as the main character and Perry Smith as a tag-along. Capote mainly shows sympathy towards Perry because of Perry’s messed up past and his mental instability. Capote creates this sympathy through syntax and his elaborate sentence structure with the use of specific punctuation. He also has a very unique writing style with an interesting character development.
He sticks to his goal of trying to prove that he is the luckiest man alive during the whole speech by giving several examples and explanations from his life. While communicating this point, he is also showing to the audience that there are many things to live for even when some negative things are happening. Overall, the most persuasive appeal used is pathos because it really makes the audience open up and believe what he is saying. Lou Gehrig’s farewell to baseball speech was about much more than just baseball.
Living in a modern world many people get well educated and are making good changes in the world. But are we forgetting something in our busy society? George Saunders talks about the importance of kindness in his commencement address. Saunders is an American writer and university professor who made the commencement address at Syracuse University in New York state in may 2013. This essay will focus on the style of Saunders’ language and on the values he advocates in his speech.
The historical allusions used in his speech offer hope for the future based on the events of the past and how people them overcame them. “On this day 390 years ago, the great explorer Sir Francis Drake died aboard ship off the coast of Panama. In his lifetime the great frontiers were the oceans, and an historian later said, "He lived by the sea, died on it, and was buried in it." Well, today we can say of the Challenger crew: Their dedication was, like Drake's, complete.” This allusion to Drake sums up for him why the Challenger crew are heroes to be remembered and honored, because they died for their work, and their country, expanding our frontiers.
TED is one of the non-profit organizations that does help to share different ideas of different people to the world through their persuasive talk. Sir Ken Robinson, in his Ted Talk, discusses how systems of public education disregard the creativity as it is an important factor related with the growth of students, academically. Robinson does focus on the creativity by arguing through different examples, which does make audience, and other viewers to think on this issue and take action which is being ignored by public education system. The use of pathos, ethos, and logos while his talk regarding creativity in school makes the case of education system entertaining and understand, by giving proper examples with the use of humorous tone.
The movie “Coach Carter” was based off of a true story. It was written by Samuel L. Jackson directed by Thomas Carter. A California high school basketball coach puts school grades above sports. His purpose is because he went against that success for young adults is achieved through the world of sports than the classroom. Being successful was to be a good role model and that is what the movie “Coach Carter” is all about.
The TED Talk by Joe Smith he talks about about a small way to reduce waste. The title of his speech is called, “How to use a paper towel” and was filmed in March 2012. In this TED Talk by Smith he talked about how to save paper towels. He wanted to clarify how much we really waste and what we can do to reduce paper towel consumption. He showed the audience a effective way to use the paper towel through a simple demonstration..
Humans’ actions and thoughts are complex, many people spend their lives researching why people act in certain ways. In the TED Talk ‘Why we do what we do’, Tony Robbins, motivational speaker and life coach, helps people understand the reasons behind their actions in order to show how they can reach their full potential and use it to help and understand others. The rhetorical and speaking strategies used in his speech aided him in his effort to reach his audience. The ethos and pathos were very strong and bolstered his message, but his attempt at being logical did not improve the quality of his speech, and affected the extent his audience will take his message to heart.
As more women begin to exercise hockey from the 70’s and onwards, these women had to obtain facilities from the community, but it wasn’t easily granted to them. In Williams, Women’s Hockey: A Heated Debate describes the issues experienced by a female hockey player by the name of Blainey. Blainey depicts that, comparing to her brother, whom also plays hockey, the girl’s team had restricted and inconvenient times and the locations provided for them to practise were set far out of their community. Furthermore, “the quality” of their resources was not effective to succeed in this sport.
Hockey “You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take.” said Wayne Gretzky, former hockey player on the Edmonton Oilers. Hockey players know to stay on the ice as long as they can. Hockey, being the 4th most popular sport in the U.S., has taken over the interests of many people. There are many tactics involved in the game of hockey, as well as many professional teams who practice them. It involves the use of your intelligence, physical abilities, and driving passion for the game.