I chose the speech “Farewell to Baseball Address” by Lou Gehrig, and I loved it. The speakers goal was to inform. To inform the audience that he loved playing baseball, so he was not going to have self pity. The primary message was that he was honored to be able to play baseball. Gehrig gave this speech to inform the crowd about his leaving the game.
Every hockey player knows of the 1980 miracle on ice where the young American team took down the international powerhouse of the Soviet Union. Going into the game against the Soviets in the semifinals of the 1980 Olympic games, Herb Brooks gave one of the most inspirational speeches known to date. This exact scenario was portrayed in the Disney film, Miracle, released in 2004 directed by Gavin O’Conner. The scene starts with the young American squad sits quietly around the dressing room knowing they are the underdog and may be playing the last game of their Olympic career. The entire speech relates back to the theme of seizing opportunity; he starts with saying “Great moments are born with great opportunity, and that’s what we have here tonight.” Throughout the speech, Herb Brooks does a phenomenal job of transitioning a beat down, hesitant team of boys to a motivated, fearless team of men.
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.
Document 6-2 This document acknowledges oration by Joseph Warren on the Second Anniversary of the Boston Massacre on March 5, 1772 in which he questions the British government policies and democracy in the province. He slams their legislation of the late acts for taxing America. He detests the fatal massacre of 1770 that painted the vivid images and sound of mutilated bodies in the mind of Bostonians. Further, he adds to the fear and imagination to live in with their children being forced into violent soldiery, disrespecting virgins by exposing them to unbridled passion, which he labels worse than brutal violence.
Matthew McConaughey, was born on November 4, 1969, in Uvalde Texas. McConaughey attend high school in Texas and stayed in Texas to attend The University of Texas at Austin (Matthew McConaughey Biography."). Listening to McConaughey speak you automatically think southerner, he has a rich southern dialect that can’t be missed and is used for every character he plays. McConaughey in 2014 won best leading actor at the academy awards, during his acceptance speech you could hear him speak in his natural
C.S. Lewis is known for the world-wide phenomenon, The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe but Lewis is also a phenomenal orator. One of Lewis’ most famous excerpts Beyond Personality uses superb precedents of said techniques. C.S. Lewis’ Beyond Personality speech uses effective techniques to motivate his listeners and to get people to believe what he believes. C.S. Lewis uses figurative language, anecdotes, and repetition and parallel structure to help his audience withhold a better understanding of his point.
Sydney Lopez History 1302 Professor Lewellen July 23, 2016 Two Speeches by Mary Elizabeth Lease (circa 1980) One of the two speeches by Mary Elizabeth Lease was about how the government is being run by money and by the infamous Wall Street. That money has enslaved many people and that it has put many lives in peril. The second speech of the two speeches by Mary Elizabeth Lease was about how women and men are equal because it was given to the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union.
On November 13th, 1969, Spiro Agnew, who was the Vice President at the time, gave the speech, Television News Coverage, about how news producers are becoming too powerful (Bibliography.com.) To successfully inform his audience, he uses many rhetorical strategies to keep everyone engaged and attentive. Agnew delivered an exceptional speech by using multiple techniques such as analogies, anaphoras, parallelism, and rhetorical questions to justify this problem to his audience.
Linguistics Being supposedly made up on the spot, Noah S. Sweat did not have time to compose an eloquent speech about a controversial topic. He instead spoke a purely unfactual and highly descriptive banter using doublespeak to voice his opinion of whiskey. Both sides of his argument include impactual adjectives to describe the drink. Or as Mr. Sweat would say on line 6, “the devil’s brew,” or on line 12, “the philosophic wine”. Each side of his argument is entirely one sentence long, implying that he emotionally fuels his speech as he works out his thoughts with the audience as one thought flows to the other.
As kids people get taught what is wrong and right from a parental figure or experiences of life teach us how to react to different situations. When we finally turn adults no one is there to remind us of what’s good and what's bad so we have to use our past experiences and our knowledge to help guide us. Each adult shapes their societies for their generation and many more generations to come. Mohandas k. Gandhi and Susan B Anthony’s speech along with the article Selma to Montgomery March on history show that civil disobedience is a moral responsibility.
On June 26, 1857, Abraham Lincoln gave a speech on the Dred Scott decision, the Dred Scott is a decision on whether or not the negroes were considered part of the constitution or a “separate class of person”, in the end, they ruled that they were not part of it of the constitution and were considered a “separate class of person”. this got the attention of Abraham Lincoln the president of the united states of america. He gave a speech on how the dred scott decision that chief justice Taney, and the supreme court made was unconstitutional. he explains that the decision was unconstitutional and that the black in five out of the thirteen states that were check shows that black were given the right to vote and some were free negroes. This speech Abraham Lincoln gave spark an argument between the north and south on whether they should keep slavery. The south wanted to keep slavery but the north
The topic of homosexuality in Tom Hanks speech is one of great division among the people of our country, especially at the time he chose to bring attention to it, yet his use of rhetorical speaking, particularly Ethos and Pathos, assist to both mitigate and normalize a typically polarizing issue. The introduction to his speech features an immediate nod to emotion when he mentions love and his “lover”, or wife, saying “I could not be standing here without that undying love… And I have that in a lover that is so close to fine, we should all be able to experience such heaven right here on earth”. By introducing the concept of “love” as the preliminary subject before the actual meaning of the speech is made clear, a common connection is made between the audience, who includes both celebrities and the American public, that is necessary to establish due to the status that the speaker possesses. Because of this elevated status, Ethos emerges as a secondary rhetorical device that aids Tom in delivering his message. Due to the occupation that Mr. Hanks holds, there is often a perceived disconnect between the average person and himself, which can then make delivering an important message all the more difficult as there is no emotional connection between him and the audience. Tom overcomes this hurdle with the aforementioned use of the universal feeling of love, which all can relate to. Once common ground is found between the speaker and the audience, he begins to foreshadow his later
To dream is to desire an achievement which seems unobtainable. Most everyone has trouble convincing themselves that their dreams are within reach. Jim Carrey once said, “So many of us choose our path out of fear disguised as practicality.” This is a result of allowing dreams to remain dreams and, instead, opting to take a more reliable path. In doing so, a sense of emptiness that never completely dies out is often developed. Jim Carrey has spoken publicly numerous times about his feelings toward following dreams, however, his commencement speech at the Maharishi University of Management stands out the most. Carrey's experience as an actor undoubtedly aided in his ability to project a highly impactful message to his audience.
The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King is the G.O.A.T. He is the Greatest Of All Time when it comes to writing and delivering speeches. King has earned this title of G.O.A.T. because of how he can take a social group and mold them into a certain image to maximize the reaction of his words. In his speeches, King is very wise because he knew the best way to have his message remembered and push forward the civil rights movement was to get an emotional response. An emotional connection to a movement would result in more support and effort for the movement. As a result, in his speech “The Eulogy for the Martyred Children”, King took the social group of the 4 young girls who were murdered in the Birmingham church bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in 1963, and portrayed them as perfect and very young people so he could use them as a catalyst to expand the civil rights movement.
President Ronald W. Reagan was known as a great communicator. In his “Address from the Brandenburg Gate (Berlin Wall)” speech, President Reagan called upon the leader of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev, to open the gates and tear down the wall that divided Berlin. Reagan appealed to the West Berliners by connecting with them through emotions because they rebuilt their city and had prospered and were free. He uses facts to persuade the West Berliners they would benefit from tearing down the wall. He uses examples how other countries who have achieved freedom have been successful. He appeals to their logic that being an economic giant is a positive thing, and also tells them about the outcomes of having freedom.