A speech is defined as a formal address or discourse delivered to an audience. A significant person of the community usually gives commencement speeches so the students can leave motivated and ready for the so-called “real world.” “Through different uses of the rhetorical strategies, pathos, ethos, and logos, the speakers are able to connect and relate to the audience members. At the college of William and Mary, Mike Tomlin, a football coach delivers a speech that effectively uses two of the three strategies to acknowledge the graduating class. Starting off, Tomlin explains why he is proud to be there and what exactly the place means to him. Next, he uses real life experiences such as experiences with his NFL players and acknowledges that he knows that most commencement speeches are forgotten. Then, the coach explains to the graduating class how they are like a football team and goes on to address them as one. Finally, Tomlin goes on to explain to them that they should continue to pursue their goals …show more content…
“See this is like a team here today.” Or “There’s always the next time the ball’s going to snap.” (pg 4)Next he goes,” This game, this game of life.” (pg 4). Each of these quotes and the analogy that he uses for football is useful as they can truly understand what exactly he is talking about by thinking of football and how that relates to life. Since these are college students, sports are usually a noticeable force on campus. Most of the rhetorical strategies used in the article are effective as he uses a combination of the different policies to establish his credibility as a speaker. Tomlin’s use of pathos and ethos were extremely noticeable in the speech, while the examples of logos could use some work. They enable Mike Tomlin to understand his position and the speech on multiple different
Dr. Patrick Miller gave an amazing and interesting speech on the issue of the Confederate flag and monuments. The presenter went through the history of what the Confederate flag once stood for and how it became a symbol that affects minorities today. I really like how he was able to relate everything that was occurring in modern times. Something that surprised me is the vast amount of monuments that are still stand to this very day. Dr. Miller told the audience the great lengths people have gone to remove anything that is related to the Confederacy, for example, the many schools in the south were renamed after Obama since they were originally named after Confederate fugues, such as: Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, and Jefferson Davis.
In her “Commencement Speech at Mount Holyoke College”, Anna Quindlen employs personal anecdotes and her academic background to effectively build her credibility. Quindlen explains how her strive for perfection in her younger years only served to add needless parasitic pressure. She claims that “being perfect day after day, year after year, became like always carrying a backpack filled with bricks on my back” (Quindlen 1). Drawing from her personal experiences, Quindlen challenges her audience to “give up the backpack”. By building a strong connection through shared hardship, Quindlen appears as an authority on defying conformity to discover one’s own individuality.
The function of a commencement speech is to reflect on thee experience, but not to be overtly boring. Sedaris does just that, he makes a very relatable speech and mixes in some humor. “We worshipped a God named Sashatiba, who had five eyes, including one right here, on the adam’s apple.” (311) and then he goes on to talk about bad grades, pressure of parents, drugs all the things you could face.
In "Mike Rowe: Learning from Dirty Jobs." The speaker, Mike Rowe, is the host of a television series that looks into the lives of Americans who are said to have undesirable jobs. He begins the speech with a narrative about his experience in the Rocky Mountains, and how he was supposed to castrate a lamb. He continues by describing the scenario, and how he expected the process to be done as according to the humane society.
The speaker’s voice was extremely effective because she was outspoken and passionate about the subject she was speaking about. She maintained very good eye contact with the audience throughout the speech and asked questions to get people involved. When she would make a joke or get excited about something she would vary her vocal range and get louder, she told us that the reason she is so loud is because she was from New Jersey. Friedman did not move too far away from the podium, she leaned on the side of it for the majority of her presentation. It was clear to see that Friedman was passionate about sexual assault and violence.
Although it has always been a controversial topic of debate, the idea of masculinity in America has undergone significant changes in recent years. As society has evolved, so have the expectations of what it means to be a man. Traditional American Masculinity and its defining characteristics and roles are in a state of flux and have struck debate among both political parties. On November 1, 2022, Josh Hawley a senator from Missouri delivered a speech on the American man and masculinity at the National Conservative Conference in Orlando, Florida. In his speech, Hawley sought to address what he saw as the crisis of masculinity in America and offered his solution to the problem.
What makes a speech effective? Using rhetoric, a person can appeal to others emotion and logic to persuade a person into doing a desired action. They can encourage a person into success or they can discourage a person into wanting to prove others wrong. The two speeches that will be discussed in this paper will be from Remember the Titans Gettysburg Speech and Glory Road Final game speech. The Gettysburg speech was made in the middle of movie.
The small town of Odessa’s pride and joy is its football team, which explains the sacrifices are made for the sport. Bissinger’s points on the realities behind high school football that are very surprising to the audience. This overarching case explains why fans are so emotionally dependant on the success of the boys on the team, and how far the coaches will go have the dream team. Several factors about the football team is kept away from the public's eye to maintain the sense of excitement and glory among the community members. A preacher and politician, Laurence Hurd criticizes how
McCullough had 3 main points with his first one talking about wedding and his second point the seniors graduating into his last point of how the real world is. His introductions he welcomes everyone thanks everyone for coming, friends,family,teachers and people on the board of education's. McCullough hits his main point then in his conclusion of his speech with telling the students to really live life with selflessness and taking one
Introduction Hook: I never knew that one day, one idea could have such a big impact. That one thing could change the history, set up the rest of the country to follow suit with this specific topic, and things that need a change in general. Background: Over 50 years ago, on March 7, 1965, now known as bloody Sunday, segregation was still prevalent. At the time it was not allowed for blacks to vote at the time.
In April of 1861, the first month of the civil war, Alfred M. Green gave a speech to encourage his fellow African Americans to “prepare to enlist” and fight for the north. The north was fighting to preserve the Union and end slavery while the opposing side, the south, fought to defend slavery. Although they could not fight in the war, and did not want to, he felt that African Americans should “strive to be admitted to the ranks.” In his speech, Green uses many different methods to persuade them to join the Union forces.
Speech Analysis Each one of us can leave a mark in this world and that is all conducted by effort. This was the message that Ray Lewis conveyed to the Stanford mens basketball team in a pre game speech. He went further into stating that no one can judge effort nor see it displayed on film because everyday people have to bring it. Being ok with being mediocre is unacceptable and that the men must strive for greatness.
In his commencement speech at Kenyon College in 2005, David Foster Wallace was tasked with the responsibility of imparting some wisdom onto the graduating class. Wallace’s message to a room of full soon-to-be college graduates at the precipice of the of their impending true adulthood, he offers them a message that cuts through the mess and concisely delivers a message that many would ironically overlook, which is for the students to realize that at times, imperative life lessons are not only the ones that they cannot conceive or believe, but the ones that are obvious but hard to acknowledge let alone discuss. The lesson in this is that no matter how instinctive that cynicism is, it is imperative that people must try to more honest and open
Robert Kennedy’s speech was given during a campaign rally in 1968, he broke the news to a crowd of supporters that MLK had been killed. This speech was analyzed through a PDF copy of the text. The purpose of RFK’s speech is to inform the audience of MLK’s death, create a sense of comfort and calmness. RFK includes a quote from the poet Aeschylus
It is often meaningless to evaluate a speech without first considering its context and purposes. As Dr. Blizer pointed out, “a work of rhetoric is pragmatic; it comes into existence for the sake of something beyond itself; it functions ultimately to produce action or change in the world”.1 Jobs’ speech was no exception – its basic function as a commencement speech was ceremonial by nature. Compared to other ceremonial speeches such as a testimonial or an inaugural address, a commencement speech is less restricted in terms of topic. It is, however, bound by the occasion and