Rhetorical Analysis Of Florence Kelley Speech

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Florence Kelley delivered a speech to the National American Woman Suffrage Association regarding the argument that child labor should be stopped. She presented very good arguments and persuaded many people to follow what she was arguing about. She used many different rhetorical strategies and she organized and analyzed her speech to perfect what she was going to say.
The purpose of this argument was to convince the government to enforce laws that restrict child labor and benefit woman in an increase to improve working conditions. Florence Kelley was hoping to achieve respect and loyalty to the people she led. She was hoping that her speech would reach out to people and show them what it was like to be working as a child. She successfully persuaded people in the association to restrict child labor.
The audience that this argument is presented to is the people of the United States. She at first presents this argument to the people that attended the convention of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. This speech slowly spread to the rest of the United states and she became one of the reasons child labor was restricted. Many people saw her as a great hero for helping the children that were working.
Kelley presents all three rhetorical strategies: ethos, logos, and pathos. Ethos refers to the ethics and beliefs one has for the topic presented. The belief that children should not be working until they were sixteen years of age was greatly influenced after hearing
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