Rhetorical devices keep the writing or speech different and more interesting so they aren’t monotone and make the reader or listener bored. Martin Luther King Jr. starts off his speech with a rhetorical device, “I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.” (King) He exaggerates how his speech will be famous and known to everyone, this gets people interested in his topic and makes them want to hear and listen more to see what it is actually about. “I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exhalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight” (King) He over exaggerates that
With his speeches he often uses repetition in his speeches in order to drive home a point. Additionally, King often starts his speeches by saying what changes society needs and then in his second half of speech asks the audience to imagine the change. This style of speech giving is very effective as King is reinforcing his ideas and causing the audience to picture the change he is hoping to achieve. If King were still alive, he could improve by still incorporating his current techniques, but use them more so. King is a tremendous speaker and in large part does not have much too improve on in terms of the content he uses in his speeches, the organization of his speech’s, and the way he delivers his speech’s.
He was giving the audience a happy feeling by making them laugh throughout the whole speech. McCullough also used logos to convince the audience in a good way or bad that the class of 2012 is not special by using facts and statistics to show them that they are just like everyone
These words are understandable by most but allows the audience to feel the enthusiasm and respect Bryson has for this topic. Bryson’s specific choice of words, along with his
Another instance of pathos is seen in paragraphs three and eleven when Traub references characters and their different personalities from several newspaper comics. By doing this, Traub is effectively appealing to both his intended audience and those who are not adamant newspaper comic strip followers. This is because he is able to effectively point out that every person has a comic strip character that they can relate to, and even gives several examples. Pathos is seen again in Traub’s writing in paragraphs five, six, and seven.
I was asked by the group leader to introduce myself and to read the open statement. I was very much appreciated by the members and got a warm welcome. I learn about myself that I can integrate into any setting and participate in a positively. I was astonished that members had the confidence to share their stories in an open forum and be honest about their history. Moreover, I was touch by the member enthusiasm to come out in a large group and support each other.
Even in the early twenty first century Martin Luther King Jr’s “Mountaintop” speech was never forgotten. In appreciation of his inspiring and motivational words there have been several monuments built as well as plays been written based on the day and speech before King’s assassination. In recognition and respect of Martin Luther King Jr., his “I have a dream” and his “I have been to the Mountaintop” speech a memorial is planned for the top of Stone Mountain Park, which is suburban to Atlanta Country, DeKalb. Around the establishment of such a building lies a lot of controversy and complication, starting with, that the top of Stone Mountain in the 1940s used to be a meeting point of the feared Ku Klux Klan.
We 've all witnessed them. Exceptional advocates who grace the courtroom with fluency and prestige during their oral arguments. After their oration, we feel refreshed, convinced, and ready to take action. There’s no secret formula for their remarkable public speaking skills. Instead, great orators are masters at the art of storytelling.
One of many people who peacefully fought for civil rights was Martin Luther King Jr. “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” was a speech given on April 3, 1963. Martin Luther King Jr. gave this very grand, powerful speech to a church of people in Memphis, Tennessee. During the 1960’s the rights of African Americans were extremely limited and unfair.
The speaker of this inspirational speech was Stephen Colbert. This speaker was giving a commencement speech at Northwestern University which I watched on YouTube. Stephen Colbert speaks to the graduating class that there is no way to plan for what life has in store for you. Along with his speech he includes jokes, analogies, and stories from his life making it more relatable.
Communication is used by everyone, every day and many people, including politicians, businesses and protestors use communication to their advantage through three techniques; Ethos, Pathos and Logos. Ethos, Pathos and Logos are forms of communication and when used correctly help communicate any message across to an audience whether it be positive or negative. Ethos describes the credibility of the speaker and how certain things present people as credible. An example of ethos is doctors and stethoscopes and if someone were to walk up to us in a white coat and a stethoscope and say, “Do not eat carrots they actually worsen your eyesight, despite popular beliefs”.
Franklin Roosevelt was an excellent speaker which is an important quality to have to be an effective leader. Roosevelt’s impeccable speaking skills were shown through his “Fireside Chats” which were broadcasts via radio where he addresses problems such as unemployment and banking which were two big issues of the time. This showed that he knew how to connect with a large audience and with the name “Fireside Chat” it showed that the citizens felt comfortable with Roosevelt and his speeches as well as the way he spoke. Franklin Roosevelt was a people's person. Citizens felt comfortable and confident in him as he was the only chief executive to be elected to more than two terms in office.
President Kennedy has always been a good speaker and knows his ways with words. With the problem of the raise of steel prices, from 1962, he carefully chooses his words to appeal to the people's minds and opinions. He uses rhetoric techniques like ethos and pathos, but also uses tone, diction, and logos to help appeal to ethos. President Kennedy starts off by appealing to ethos using tones and examples of the daily lives of everyone.