Rhetorical Analysis Of Lady Gaga

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Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, formerly known as Lady Gaga, was born March 28, 1986 in Manhattan, New York City, NY. Growing up, she learned classical piano and studied her father’s classical rock albums. Lady GaGa joined and band while attending a prep school which covered songs from pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin. She then ventured into the more glam rock and toured in gay clubs until 2008 when she released her first album ‘The fame’. From there Lady GaGa is an international pop star, songwriter and actress known for her self-empowering messages, exotic fashion and live performances.

Lady GaGa uses all kinds of media, social networking to promote herself as well as her passion of equality. The fakebook page shows her flamboyant outfits, links to YouTube videos and her own personal posting to her fans. The page provides many rhetorical forms
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This gives her the credibility to stand and speak up for the LGBT community. This credibility is the ethos she uses for the speech she presented for “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy in the military. She stood in front of millions watching and recited the words that are said when sworn in to the military and then referred to herself as gay. Lady GaGa also stated she wrote the speech herself which also gave her credibility of what she was speaking.

Passion and emotions stand out when it comes to Lady GaGa’s rhetorical appeals. In the “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” speech, she spoke with such passion. You can hear the anger she had when she talked about the inequality there is in the military. This speech evokes many emotions from all who was watching. Some emotions where the same as hers, for equality. Some were opposing her speech for equality in the military. She left no room for opposing arguments. She would use intensity and anger by stating “If you don’t like it, then go home”. “It” being military members who claim to be

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