Oprah Winfrey uses her Cecil B de Mille acceptance speech to cast light on societal issues of corruption, discrimination, objectification, and racism. Oprah’s speech reflects an age and dialogue of constant controversy and arguable division surrounding allegations of sexual assault, mistreatment, and the seemingly unthinkable idea of an underlying patriarchy within the film industry. Oprah explores and conveys these ideas through the use of various persuasive linguistic and oratorical techniques. This is seen through her use of ethos and pathos when creating an emphatic delivery and appealing to the emotions of the audience when utilising anecdotes. This is also further seen through her repetition of female pronouns when persuading the audience
Then pathos is the appeal to emotions in which she uses words to pull and the heart strings of her audience. Finally, she uses ethos, which is the appeal to credibility. She used logos, pathos and ethos in hope of persuading her audience to vote for her as the next president. Firstly, Chisholm use logos to add logic and reasoning to her speech. An example of logos that she said was, “I do not intend to offer to you the tired and glib
Most people, at some point in their life, hit a wall of negativity. Mary Oliver, in her poem, “The Journey,” emphasizes the trouble negativity has in the accomplishment of her goal, and later on how she pushes through it. Oliver’s purpose of writing this poem is to motivate those who may not have the overall strength to conquer all the hardship that is against them. She adopts an ardent tone in order to attract an audience who may be lost within life and to pull them into her writing. Oliver used emotion, voice, and ethos in order to strengthen her overall message of overcoming negativity.
Although her speech resonates with a diverse audience, the power of her speech lies in her direct appeal to women who have undergone significant hardship and use of powerful rhetorical techniques in order to advocate for women’s empowerment, inspire people to improve the world, and instill a sense of hope for a better future. An important rhetorical technique she uses is repetition of several words and phrases in her speech which express the sentiments of the
She writes this to help her son recognize the struggles of becoming a strong leader, and the extensive outcome working hard can bring. Adams used her skill of emphasizing many important qualities of good character to change her son's outlook and attitude in working towards a successful life. In conclusion, Adams uses multiple rhetorical devices and strategies to send a message to her son. Her use of emphasis and attempting to change her son's attitude helps her message become clear. She wants nothing more than for her son to become a successful man, and she sends that message while properly using rhetorical
Document Analysis: Letters from the Tsaritsa to the Tsar Letter correspondence is an imperative method of communication that allows us to analysis the thought process of those involved. The document that is under analysis is a primary source. It consists of a series of letters from Tsar Nicolas II to his wife Tsaritsa Alexandra, and vice versa letters from the Tsaritsa to the Tsar. These letters were written amidst the commotion of the First World War. Letters like these allow us to take a greater insight into the thought process and the explicit opinions held by this aristocratic couple.
She transitions by saying she will fight with them, justifying herself because she has “the heart and stomach of a king.” Here she explains their duty to her and that she is their “general, judge or reward” for what they do in battle. Now they must protect her not only because she trusts them but because they will be rewarded if they fight with her and judged if they fight against her. She loves them but she is also superior because, as she emphasized, she has “royal blood”. Therefore she deserves their honor and protection as any king
In Nighthawks, Hopper intentionally dressed the woman in red for this reason. Red is a very emotionally intense color. It is associated with war, strength, and love. Hopper’s choice to dress the woman in red expresses her femininity. She may feel boldness at a time like this, where women are being empowered to work and be strong during a World War.
Writer and women's rights activist, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, in her speech, “Solitude of Self”, elucidates why women have a right to individual liberty and equality. Stanton's purpose is to impress the idea that every person is primarily an individual unlike any other human who has ever lived and whose rights must be treated individually and not in relation to gender or career. She adopts a remonstrative tone in order to arouse a sense of guilt and accountability in her male listeners. Stanton begins her speech with an appeal to logic. She summarizes her purpose, and by describing the individuality of each person as “our Protestant idea”, she creates common ground between herself and her audience.
The author repeated the word ‘to’ and a verb to show the vastness of his reach. Reagan wanted “to mend” America’s spirit, “to restore” strength in the world and “to free” (6-7) those in communist countries. These hard tasks to accomplish were met by Reagan with what Thatcher called “a lightness of spirit” (10). By repeating
In the same way Franklin composed a list of virtues he should follow to better himself, Thoman Jefferson composed a document declaring independence to better America. Thomas Jefferson is one of the most widely respected figure in American history. He had an intense belief in equal rights and individual freedoms. In “The Declaration of Independence” Jefferson wrote reasons he believed the Americans should feel compelled to declare their independence. He uses parallelism throughout the document to emphasize this important idea and make his argument stronger after each reason he presented.
Eleanor Roosevelt is an inspiration for me, as a woman, and anyone who have felt the pressures of conforming to stand up strongly for their own personal beliefs despite societal limitations. Completely changing the role of the First Lady, Roosevelt actively promoted the careers of many women and encouraged them to enter the public life more. She became the protector of those most likely to be left on the margins– particularly women, African-Americans, and children- and fought for their rights. If Eleanor Roosevelt was alive today, I would ask what factors inspired her to persevere through harsh criticism, ridicule, and disapproval. From her dictating mother-in-law to parts of the American population, opposition for her battle against inequality
In his take of the revolution, He was saying that the consequences of war will be big, not only in temporal distress, but also with an evil that extends itself into eternity. During the war against British forces, the continental army constantly needed chaplains to remind them why they are in battle and why they serve such an important cause. Military Chaplains would often need to remind soldiers of their devotion to God and country to keep spirits high when they were in fear of their own lives. One of the most admired military chaplains during the revolution was Abiel Leonard, who was the most favorited by Washington. He had poured everything into maintaining the “godly fervor” of the continental Army.
This benevolence would pour over into other areas like park beautification, the introduction of patriotic symbols, health and safety campaigns, and assistance to young and old who were injured during wartime efforts. Ms. Jacoway again, stresses that “America’s women’s patriotic organizations are largely a history of its war moves […] a remote role in war, in which proud descendants engage that springs from an appreciative insight into lives which taken as a whole, set the star of our land in the ascendency. American women’s eyes no less than men’s remain fastened upon that star of liberty”. This in my opinion gives credence to the impact that women have on the ability of a nation to remember its history and to continue to learn from
Florence Kelley, a 1900s reformer and advocate who worked to promote children’s rights and put an end to child labor in the United States, demonstrates appeals to logos and appeals to pathos in order to develop a passionate, powerful tone and hold the audience accountable/gain sympathy. Her organization of ideas, combined with diction that appeals to the emotions, create an influential speech that both flows logically and tugs on the heartstrings of the crowd. Initially, Kelley immediately draws her audience in, establishing the purpose of her speech and where she stands regarding the topic of child labor. She is well-organized and maintains a steady delivery of facts and statistics that help to further explain her point of view. Furthermore,