Florence Kelley's Speech About Child Labor

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In the speech about Child Labor by Florence Kelley, Kelley writes about several little girls working in mills. However, she reveals her horrible feelings about child labor. Kelley’s use of repetition, imagery, and the appeals to logos and pathos reveal how children should be freed from working long and harsh nights because they are not adults.

No other gender or age group has increased as rapidly as underage girls in the workforce. Kelley writes, “No other portion of the wage earning class increased so rapidly from decade to decade as the young girls from fourteen to twenty years… so doubles from census period to census period…, as does the contingent of girls between twelve and twenty years of age.” Kelley uses repetition to reveal
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