In “A Raisin in the Sun” by Lorraine Hansberry, the author uses diction like abstract diction and details by explaining what he exactly wants in life to demonstrate Walter and his dream. To begin, Hansberry uses diction to demonstrate Walter and his dream by using abstract diction. She does this by explaining how he will give Travis anything for his seventeenth birthday and that he will “hand you the world!” (2.2). This shows that he wants to make his sons life as good as possible. But he still Directs in only to Travis which could lead to future problems. To continue, she also uses details to demonstrate Walter and his dream by explaining what he exactly wants in life. She does this by explaining that he will “make a transaction...a business
“A Modest Proposal” written by Jonathan Swift in 1729 begins by deploring indigent Irish families who struggle tirelessly to make an honest living for their large families. This speech pivots on an satirical structure with its use of rhetoric that utilizes the form of ethos, an appeal to the reader's sense of ethics and moral values held throughout Irish society. Pathos, an appeal to invoke countless emotional responses from the readers, and logos, the appeal of logic-statistics that the above subject carries to persuade an audience by reason. By using doublespeak, Swift alludes to different types of rhetoric used throughout this speech such as ironic positive slanting, charged language and even satire to exaggerate and expose the stupidity people exemplify when offering solutions regarding the political issues Ireland was dealing
Laura Esquivel in the book “Like Water For Chocolate” uses many strategies throughout the book like imagery ,and exaggeration.Both imagery and exaggeration helped develop the tone and the mood ,and set the purpose the passages that were given to us by Esquivel. Esquivel is trying to convey to the readers that you don’t need to be just plain like other writers to have a good story to tell, as she demonstrates in her way of writing and strategies. The use of words that Esquivel uses gives us a better understanding of the strategies being used by the author, and what she is trying to say by using those words.There are many other strategies that Esquivel uses, but exaggeration and imagery have a huge role in the book, and not only in the passage where she describes Nacha, but in others where the food is involved.
One of the most well-known entertainers of the world, Beyoncé, is part of the best singers in the music industry. She is, somehow, considered to be a great example of the Feminist movements for showing off the talents of the femininity. The Feminist Movement started in the 1840’s, but it didn’t really expand until the 1960’s after Betty Friedan’s book The Feminine Mystique was published. In that book, Betty encourages women to change the way society view them as the ideal employment for them is to stay at home mom and wife voice their opinions and fight for equality of the sexes. Feminism, in fact, is groups that fight for women’s right and equality between the sexes. According to the article “Betty Friedan: Feminist Icon and Founder of the
Shirley Chisholm was the first African American woman elected to Congress. She became the first black woman to seek a major party nomination for the U.S. presidency. Chisholm helped place the African American culture in mainstream politics. In 1924, Chisholm spoke at the University of Missouri and emphasized a black woman's role in civil rights and the American culture.
During the 1980s, space exploration was a popular topic to watch, listen to, and learn about in American life. NASA had already sent a lot of missions to space, all reaching new milestones and increasing interest in space exploration. The Challenger, however, had a different mission than the rest. It was going to carry the first teacher, Christa McAuliffe, into space where she would teach two lessons. There were six other men and women on board the Challenger. At this time, space exploration was at its peak and all of America was following the space program. Throughout the day, most of the televisions in the nation were tuned to the Challenger launch. One minute and twelve seconds into the launch, the space shuttle exploded. Such a traumatic
AIDS Activist, Mary Fisher, gave her touching speech, “A Whisper of AIDS” (1992) demanding the Republican Party to take a stand and support research for the treatments of the deadly disease. She supports her thesis through ethos, pathos, and repetition. Mary’s purpose is to affect the Republican party in an emotional way in order to fulfill her desire for more research. Mary Fisher is addressing the Republican Party, but also the Democratic Party at the same time explaining that anyone can get AIDS no matter who they are, or what group they belong to.
The women’s right movement commenced in 1843 in Seneca Falls, New York; it sparked the women’s revolution granting them equal rights. In 1920, females were finally given a voice. However, African American women attained suffrage until the 1970’s. One woman named Sojourner Truth petitioned for all women regarding women’s rights with her famous speech “Ain’t I a woman?” delivered at the Women’s Convention in Akron, Ohio in 1851. Truth argued that all girls’, specifically African American ladies ought to possess the same freedoms as men, given that women were just as capable as men in doing the exact same thing. Furthermore, the speaker elaborated how she did the same servitude as a man did and maybe even more, since the speechmaker was a slave at one point. The reason why Truth’s message resonates is because she establishes credibility with her use of pathos, ethos, logos, repetition, allusion, and juxtaposition by announcing that a man is contradicting himself on a statement he pronounced. All throughout her speech, the speaker keeps true to her message that females of all ages shall have the equal amount of privileges as men and that
Juice and soda have been around for a long time, however; during that time, two brands have weathered the societal storm of advancement and have stayed effective in their reiteration the nation over. Sunny juice and Crush soda are the two brands that I have chosen for my compare and contrast of the rhetorical strategies used inside their takes note. The chief advertisement we picked was from Sunny juice. This print advancement, which we found on the web, shows a container made out of 100% of vitamin C that have stayed in American culture since their hidden rising to reputation. Next, we have the Crush soda advertisement. which was moreover found on the web as well that shows a transformative outline of how Crush soda was "discovered,"
This advertisements claim is that if someone drinks Gatorade, he or she will be as athletic as Dwayne Wade. The ad is persuasive because Dwayne Wade is one of the most athletic and skilled basketball players in the NBA, and he drinks Gatorade, so others feel that if they drink Gatorade that in return they will be just as athletic. Most people may not believe the ad to that extent, however they will at least realize the fact that if a professional athlete is using the product it must be a good decision. Gatorade made the advertisement effective because of its logical appeal, and since Dwayne Wade is a well known basketball player, and he drinks Gatorade other athletes may feel the need to as well.
In the social class division in America, there has always been a weakling at the bottom, struggling to survive. African Americans, in this case were thrown into a ditch, where they were isolated from society, stripped of their basic rights as U.S. citizens, which is what the Civil Rights Movement fought to give them: equal access to opportunities in America. In the 1960s racial oppression continued to give struggles to Blacks, which led to protests to create black political and cultural institutions that repressed their heritage. The main issue that is still being fought for to this day is police brutality and racial profiling, which has caused 1,147 deaths; 25% of those being African American. Although the movement to end discrimination between races has not ended, famous musicians and artist continue to release music based on their own thoughts on these issues. A song is only seen as lyrics that are put together with a beat to sound good and entertain others, but they also tell a story in a few minutes that make their listeners feel what it’s like to be discriminated, putting them into the shoes of African Americans in this time period. This then
The Candie's Foundation is a non-profit organization that strives to prevent teen pregnancy. The Carly Rae Jepsen advertisement focuses on how teen pregnancy can change the life plans of teenage girls. The advertisement uses rhetorical appeals in order to convey The Candie’s Foundation message.
In Hip Hop Music the portrayal of women is not only negative, but it can also be extremely violent. An example of this can be seen in songs from popular artists such as 50 cent who raps in his song P.I.M.P I was born to break a bitch (cited in Rose 2008). This is furthered by Weitzer, R. and. Kubrin, C. (2009) who stated that many rappers take pride in inflicting violence against women. Attitudes like this are harmful due to the fact they are distributing negative and violent depictions of women to vast amounts of people. The normalisation of violence against women in hip hop could offer an explanation for why cases of domestic violence are so high. According to the UK Office for National statistics (2014) 7.1% of women had reported experiencing
By understanding the Feminism Critical Theory we start to comprehend how incredibly misogynistic the music industry has become. Granted that the Rap and Hip-Hop industry tend to be male dominated which perpetuates the typical sexist language normally used. As a result, even females that take part in this particular genre of music tend to use the male gaze to partake in the patriarchy of the music industry. Take for example this lyric by Nicki Minaj, “Cause I keep a bad bitch, booty big and the waist thin”, scopophiliac lyrics like this, produced by females, confirms to males that it is perfectly normal to objectify women because women also use sexist language against themselves. Early Nicki Minaj traded her lyrical freedom for a chance to participate in the rap industry. For the most part, present day Nicki has a steady fan base so her lyrics don’t objectify women anymore, yet, the damage has been done. Artists who partake inthis trade-off not only show their support of the patriarchy in place, but also the effects it has on subcultures. In other words, there is power in the lyrics and the ideas they convey to certain
Taylor Swift has been marked by her many fans as an icon of feminism and empowerment. Inspiring girls on how their own experiences and personal truths are something worth singing about. Illustrating what she claims to be female empowerment through ‘squads’ and award speeches. With the rapidly increasing influence of mainstream media, it is imperative to highlight how big icons such as Taylor Swift are manipulating and being manipulated by the masses, society and the market itself for profit and personal gains.