Oprah Winfrey's Acceptance Speech

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On January 7th, 2018 Oprah Winfrey had her Golden Globe Award Acceptance Speech. Through the use of eloquence with her modes of writing: Narration, example, and definition. Oprah created more than just an award acceptance speech, but, a tool to enforce her purpose, a voice must be heeded to the voiceless and awareness must be raised to women (her intended audience) in society. In the following paragraphs, her eloquence and the structure of her argument from her claims down to the building blocks of her speech will be analyzed. In her first section, Oprah needed a way to connect with the audience. She already had their attention by coming up and accepting the award, but, if she were to make her speech she would need to solidify and stabilize the audience's attention. In order to do that, Oprah opened up with a fallacy or an appeal to the crowd in the form of an anecdoted introduction. By stating her experience as “a little girl” who similarly to others had parents who came home from work “bone tired” trying to make a living for their family. She makes a connection with the common people, as she once lived in poverty or normality. She…show more content…
By making an appeal to the crowd and empowering women by telling them to “speak your truth”. The truth or story that she believes “transcends any culture, geography, race, religions, politics, or workplace.” A truth in which she believes, will consolidate her second claim by giving a voice for all victims. Opera then gives a definition of this problem and appeal to emotions, in which victims are made through the following statement “I want tonight to express gratitude to all the women who have endured years of abuse and assault”. The abuse and assault of women everywhere from the domestic, farm, military, tech, politics, business, etc. Who have to experience a “rape
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