Lemonade Rhetorical Analysis

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Lemonade In 2016, the Queen B, Beyoncé, dropped her fifth solo album called, Lemonade. Lemonade is a visual album. Beyoncé’s album first premiered on HBO, April 23rd 2016. This album have many famous collaborators like, Jack White, James Blake, The Weeknd, and Kendrick Lamar. The speaker is Queen B, of course. The occasion is about tracing a story of infidelity and reconciliation. Beyoncé’s audience in this album are her fans and all the women experiencing the same thing she’s experiencing. The purpose of this album was about Beyoncé’s personal struggle and some of the wider issue faced by black women today and throughout history. There were also guests she added in this album such as, Serena Williams, the young actresses Quvenzhané Wallis and Amandla Stenberg, and the actress/singer Zendaya. Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, and Lesley McSpadden, mother of Michael Brown, are also featured. Jay Z and Blue Ivy both appear in the later parts of the short film, when the story is focused on reuniting and future happiness. Beyoncé’s Lemonade uses many rhetorical techniques to appeal to pathos. Beyoncé uses Imagery to appeal to pathos/anger at the beginning of this album. When listening to this album, I realized that the…show more content…
Some people make their song or any writing effective by using dictation or foul language. In the song “Hold up”, Beyoncé uses foul language to appeal to pathos/anger by saying, "I'm gonna f*** me up a b****", while holding a bat. In the song “Don’t hurt yourself” ft. Jack White, Beyoncé uses foul language to appeal to pathos/anger by saying, “Who the f*** do you think I am? You ain’t married to no average b****, boy, You can watch my fat a** twist, boy, as I bounce to the next d*** boy”. This appeal to pathos because she’s telling her man that if he keeps messing up, he can easily be replaced and this is similar to the message in her single
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