In Florence Kelley’s speech, she states her reasons why child laboring should be a law and should be banned. In her speech, Kelley uses many rhetorical devices. But three stood out the in my point of which was diction, details/description and she evokes the sympathy towards the audience before the convention of the NAWSA in Philadelphia on July 22. As you read the speech, Kelley illustrates the use of pathos; in which evokes the audience and readers to sympathy. As she said, “The children make our shoes in the shoe factories; they knit our stockings, our knitted underwear in knitting factories.
Not only does she allow those women to visualize themselves in place of the young girl, she aims to get the sympathy of the crowd by using the contrast between the innocence of a little girl and arduous, demanding reality of adulthood. She details “a little girl, on her thirteenth birthday, could start away from her home at half past five in the afternoon, carrying her pail of midnight luncheon, and could work in the mill from six at night until six in the morning…” (48-53). By mentioning a little girl in place of possibly a young woman, she emphasizes the cruelty of the child labor laws and exhibits how utterly ridiculous they are. Kelley is trying to make the audience guilty because she knows that a guilty person is an invested person. She continues with this tactic by employing the repetition of “while we sleep” in lines 18 29, and 35.
Childhood is an age of bliss where innocence holds oneself tightly. Tragically, American history disagrees. As industrialization started to become one of the biggest leading powers in the American economy and society during the early 20th century, businesses began to hire whomever they could, including children. In July 22, 1905 in Philadelphia, Florence Kelley took an appalled, but determined tone when she spoke out against child labor in an effort to give women voting rights to right this wrong. By using sound rhetorical language, diction, and rhetorical appeals such as pathos and logos, Kelley was able to create a vivid speech that reflects on the inhumane ways child labor inflicts harm on the innocence that describes childhood, as well as convince the audience that women’s suffrage is the solution to this immoral problem.
This speech is being delivered in Philadelphia to a convention of vigorous women who are willing to fight for their desires. An emotional appear is used to target the nurturing side of each and every woman in attendance. The adults of the United States are sound asleep while the sweet, innocent children are slaving away in factories. Kelley even goes as far as to criticize the women for ignoring this fight while “the children make [their] shoes in the shoe factories; knit [their] stockings, [their] knitted underwear in the knitting factories.” The author intends to use this appeal to provoke the motherly instincts of the attendees to join her and her cause. The third, and final, device Florence Kelley uses to build her argument is a shift in topic.
Carlos Garcia Mrs.Rienick Period 1 12 October 2016 Analysis Essay Child Labor In the speech given predominantly to women and mothers in Philadelphia, prior to the Convention of National American Woman Suffrage Association, Florence Kelley conveys her message about the injustice and immorality of child labor, and the necessity of it to be abrogated by all states by utilizing pathos, repetion of pronouns and rhetorical
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