Figurative Language In Florence Kelley's Speech

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In her speech, Florence Kelley, a U.S. social worker and reformer, urge for a change for child labor laws and for improving the working conditions for women. Kelly first expresses a sense of emotion appeal to describe the harsh and dangerous rules young children under the age of sixteen have to endure. Then she employs figurative languages to emphasize the conditions women and young children are in. her purpose is to convince the convention of National American Woman Suffrage Association, located in Philadelphia on July 22, 1905, to improve the working conditions, and atmosphere, by utilizing a determined and reasonable tone to her audience, she tries to relate to them. First K, Kelley mention the unfortunate house child dren under sixteen years old have to work under to emphasize the emotional appeal to the people of the convention throughout the country, thousands and thousand of young, innocent girls are working late and long hours at night in order to help support their families. As we lay peaceful and happy in bed, many unfortunate little girls…show more content…
In the beginning, Kelley informs us how over “two million children under the age of sixteen are earning their bread.” this ftype igautive language, also know as a metaphor, gives emphasis on how in order for them to eat, they need to endure harsh conditions to earn money to survive. Without this “bread”these young children will suffer and their lives will go to ruins. No money to buy food will eventually lead to their deaths. Another example of figurative language was when she mention the “long backward step” New Jersey had taken. This personification revealed how there no longer is a limitation to the hours that women and children have. Instead, they are expected to work all night long. New Jersey’s present to the boys and girls who had just turn 14 is that they need to work
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