The moving story of Recy Taylor, a woman raped and beaten, through the retelling of Oprah, only further hooks the audience, creates a sense of sincerity and intimacy, and ultimately strengthens Oprah’s persuasion of the audience. Oprah’s display as an orator should not go unnoticed. Throughout the entirety of her delivery, Oprah projects herself with a clear, calm, and strong yet soft emphasis. Oprah maintains stern eye-contact with the audience, and presents herself in a strong, iron-body demeaner. These oratorical techniques coincide to further captivate the audience and continue to ease the audience into the persuasion of the viewpoint presented in her speech.
From Martin Luther’s 95 Thesis to the American Declaration of Independence, literature has been used all throughout history as a means to question perceived wrongdoing. This is exactly what Sarah Orne Jewett and Susan Glaspell intended to do when they wrote about the roles of women in a patriarchal society. Literature is an effective method of questioning the status quo because it allows writers to use tools like symbolism and characterization to emphasize their point. In “Trifles”, Glaspell uses symbolism to show the constraints placed on women. Glaspell directly compares Mrs. Wright to a bird saying “She—come to think of it, she was kind of like a bird herself—real sweet and pretty, but kind of timid and—fluttery.” The bird cage is symbolic
For decades political artists have strived to address issues in society in a creative and meaningful way. Whether the artwork form is protests, posters, paintings, and more the goal is to captivate their audience and spread awareness about the current situations the artists stand against. The Guerrilla Girls effectively mastered the art of political artwork in an extremely unique way. The unique group uses facts, humor, and sarcasm to expose sexism and racism in the art world. What makes the Guerrilla Girls extremely unique is their use of gorilla costumes to captivate an audience so that they would take them seriously.
In conclusion, Oprah Winfrey’s speech does an amazing job of using the Rhetorical Appeals to be effective to her audience. Her Ethos is established before she even takes the stage to make her speech. Her Pathos is woven in and out by using, stories and vivid imagery as well as the overall tone of the topic of sexual harassment. Although her logos are not relied on as heavily as the other two, it leaves room for the audience to bring their own thought, feelings, and experiences to the table to develop a logical underpinning for themselves. A lot of her rhetoric is layered to include a mixture of multiple appeals at the same time.
Goodall uses many english conventions that are traditionally unused or kept to a minimum within scientific writings. The she uses dialogue as a way to ask rhetorical question and advance in her essay, for example, “Would the loss of the American burying beetle matter”. She also uses complex field-specific lexicon with a relatively informal tone to make the reader feel like the writing is knowledgeable, but not so technical that its is intimidating or inconvenient to read. Sarcasm is another major tool she uses, the best example of which is the sentence “ Absolutely amazing -- an insect species where the mother and father care for their young together”. Phrase that she uses like “creepy-crawlies” and introducing complex issue with personal
The rhetorical strategies she chose to use for her argument ensured she presented the most thought provoking, impactful speech. As her Ted Talk continues to reach millions of listeners around the globe, her hope is to breakdown those perpetuated stereotypes and convince the audience to reject the single story by seeking and more importantly, sharing diverse
“The Osage Firebird” ,by Sudipta Bardhan and “A life painting animals”, by Diana Childress are articles about ways that people have overcome obstacles. Both the articles provide details about the problems faced and solved by the main characters, however, in “The Osage Firebird” Sudipta Bardhan provides the reader with background information about the main character, expresses the conflict and the resolution more effectively, and develops the subtitles in a chronological way, which makes the passage easy to keep up with. In paragraphs 1 and 2 Sudipta started out by explaining what background Betty Marie Tallchief came from and how talented she was at ballet. This provides the reader with a foundation, so that understanding the future events
Two of the most prominent symbols in the story are the narrator’s desire for writing and the yellow wallpaper. “I did write for a while in spite of them—having to be so sly about it, or else meet with heavy opposition” (Gilman). Writing is the unnamed character’s weapon; it’s the only thing that makes her feel in control and independent in the prison cell that she’s in. When she writes, she has the ability to freely reflect on her feelings and emotions, easily distributing her every thought. It liberates her as a woman, whereas the wallpaper illustrates the narrator’s life.
She relays heavily on flashback and reflections to inform the reader how things connect at the beginning and end.The structure she uses is clear and engages the reader. For example she compares the old time people to the new world people to keep reading more to find out more information, this consists in a circular sequence by going back to themes to themes. She first started talking about beauty.describing herself. she says ‘’I was aware that i was different, I looked different from my playmate’’ (par1). after she starts giving information of her background, she talk about her antecedent telling how they
In one article, she, along with other women, is lauded for her work as a woman of color writing in the genre of nonfiction, thus increasing the potential for natural and cultural phenomena to be evaluated. The authors state that Mora’s outlook on nurturing cultural differences is just as important as animal diversity is to conservationists. Additionally, they state “Mora rightly emphasizes the conservation of Mexican, Central American, South American, and Caribbean cultures; but also addresses respect for many other cultures around the world.” (Gaard & Murphy pp.
In these temples Hatshepsut also wrote many inscriptions of her ruling which helped the new kings know what to do and what not to do, as history repeats itself. Overall, we need to learn about this leader for many reasons. 1. She redefined the power for women, as in the beginning of her ruling people did not respect her.
Giffords persuades the audience through the structure of the gripping article. The structure is extremely essential because the audience will be able to follow her thought process without any difficulty. The structure of “A Senate in the Gun’s Grip” helped make Giffords argument clear, guide the audience’s comprehension and strengthen her ideas. She is confidently able to build to the most powerful part of her essay based on her logic. Although Giffords used advanced and well-developed diction, she was able to communicate clearly and unambiguously.
In Lamott’s writing, she animates her ideas of writing raft drafts to the readers. Lamott delivers her message very creatively by using various descriptive and poetic phrases, making her piece entertaining and impressing. She frankly talks about her struggles as a writer in order to encourage the readers to feel comfortable making their first attempts. However, because of her language style in the article, her argument becomes vague. From the reader’s point of view, the intention of this article seems to be a ‘writing guide for beginners’ rather than an argumentative essay because her writing lacks evidence and credibility.
The book speaks to many people because of all the different voices, and Anna Deavere Smith leaves the interviews open. Smith does a superb job of not criticizing her interviews and this achieves her goal of instilling change. Smith does not sugarcoat her book, every word in the interviews are from those people. Smith leaves her interviews open, it let’s the reader connect with the story. Throughout the book there are some interviews that could question the truth of what really happened during the riots.
In Jones’ article “Finding the good argument or why bother with logic” she expresses her belief on what an argument 's purpose is; “the possibility you might change your mind, learn something new, or solve a problem”. Kolbert’s intention in this article is to educate her audience. Kolbert is aware of her audience and molds her argument to fit the type. Kolbert keeps them on her side while also hinting at the problems within their own group. Her main message of the article is not “republicans are evil and spread rumors” her argument is more based on the spread of rumors through the internet criticising both groups while it may be more obvious that she is criticising republicans in reality the main point of the article is to enlighten her audience on their own faults while still keeping them on her side.