Writing a rhetorical analysis on a specific text is something that I have never had to do before in prior classes, so when I found out that I had to write an entire paper on a rhetorical analysis on a text of my choosing I was a little worried. I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to give lengthy and accurate descriptions at a college level. Once I read in the textbook what a rhetorical analysis exactly was, my worry was overcome with ease to say the least. I decided to do my analysis on a speech written by one the most inspiring people in my life Gloria Steinem. Gloria Steinem is an American feminist and social political activist who wrote an article in the New York TImes “ After Black Power, Women’s Liberation” which brought her fame as
The recent events of the 2016 presidential election have turned the race into an absolute nightmare. The American voters have whittled the candidacy down to two candidates of completely polar views on nearly everything. Clinton is on the far left and Trump is on the far right, which generates a precariously balanced peace between them. One little gust of accusation and everything comes tumbling down. Consequently, the presidential race has been bitterly fought, and both campaigns have utilized cheap tactics to attempt to pull ahead of the other candidate. However, the 2016 election was not this harsh in the beginning. The candidates focused more on boosting themselves up, rather than beating the other candidates down. One candidate that stood out in their creation of excellent advertisements was Bernie Sanders. Although he only has a small number of ads, they are all high quality, and are built around a variety of rhetorical appeals. Bernie Sanders’ campaign has created three ads--”It’s
In 1972, Shirley Chisholm stood before thousands of people and presented her presidential bid declaration speech. Chisholm uses all three of Aristotle’s persuasive appeals. Throughout Chisholm’s speech, she used logos, pathos and ethos. Logos is the appeal to logic in which reasoning and facts comes into play. Then pathos is the appeal to emotions in which she uses words to pull and the heart strings of her audience. Finally, she uses ethos, which is the appeal to credibility. She used logos, pathos and ethos in hope of persuading her audience to vote for her as the next president.
Controversial issues have been raised comparing Hillary Clinton's Rhetorical Strategies to bill Clinton's Strategies through the examining of Ethos, Pathos, and Logos. The purpose of this essay is to conduct a rhetorical analysis of Hillary Clinton's speech entitled "U.N. 4th world conference during a plenary session on September 5th, 1995 in Beijing, China", and Bill Clinton's speech entitled "I have sinned" on April 17th, 1998.
MLK Jr. in this speech tells his audience of the grave injustice that is happening all around him. Instead of involving himself in a violent movement to stir up large amounts of hate, he instead leads a nonviolent movement where he and his followers protest nonviolently in the streets and local shops. They were bombarded by water hoses and attack dogs because of their protest, but continued to press on regardless of the peril that they put themselves in. They were fighting, in MLK Jr.’s mind, an “illegal unconstitutional junction” that the government had set up to persecute the black community in America (MLK Jr. 216). He compares their situation to Jesus’ parable of the good Samaritan, where the Samaritan was not expected to help the dying man out, but did so anyways out of the compassion in his heart, spending his own money to put the man into a good inn. He makes a great argument here for civil disobedience, showing the need for change in the country, even when it goes against what is commonly practiced.
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Every four years, American media and its people pay close attention to every speech within the U.S. presidential campaign. Last year, Hilary Clinton from Democratic and Donald Trump from Republican were two final candidates running for the U.S. presidency. The former First Lady, Michelle Obama showed her support for the Democratic presidential candidate by giving an emotional speech on Clinton’s campaign rally. This speech occurred in New Hampshire. In this paper, I’ll provide some information of the speech, discuss the main issues she addressed, and analyze the profound message of her speech.
On October 13th, 2016, Michelle Obama delivered a masterly censure of years of bigot and sexist assaults on women in an astounding speech about the man behind these horrible claims and statements. The man who has been chosen for a president-elect. The man who is supposed to lead America into greatness and success. The Republican nominee; Donald Trump. With mind-boggling rhetoric and her husband by her side, the First Lady of America portrayed the agony and mortification women have persisted for years in a speech criticizing Donald Trump. After a huge wave of women whom recently have chosen to come forward with their personal stories of sexual harassment, alongside the release of videotapes of Donald Trump touching women inappropriately without their consent, as well as tapes displaying verbal discrimination of females, Michelle Obama decided to get this message across at a conference, broadcasted on national television. Do we really want this man for president? Michelle Obama effortlessly utilizes various appeal forms, as well as rhetorical devices throughout the entirety of the speech, in order to reach out to all American citizens, in hopes of enlightening them
The third and final rhetorical appeal is the usage of pathos, or emotional appeal. A majority of the emotional appeal used in the speech is embedded throughout with examples of stories of American’s struggling. “It is about ending the disgrace of a mother in Flint, Michigan, telling me what has happened to the intellectual development of her child as a result of lead in the water in that city, of many thousands of homes in California and other communities unable to drink the polluted water that comes out of their faucets (Sanders).” Bernie uses a specific example of a child with a learning defect due to the water to elicit pity and an appalling reaction from his viewers. The fact that people in the United States, regarded by the citizens as ‘the land of the free,’ and that a child doesn’t have the freedom to drink safe, clean water evokes an emotional response. “It is about ending the incredible despair that exists in many parts of this country where – as a result of unemployment and low wages, suicide, drugs and alcohol – millions of Americans are now dying, in an ahistorical way, at a younger age than their parents (Sanders).” Suicide, drugs, and alcohol are all hard hitting subjects to most, especially suicide. And the fact that he mentions young Americans are succumbing to these things evokes pathos because children are seen more innocent and untouched by society than adults. Therefore, seeing a child, adolescent, or young adult succumb to any of the previously mentioned things would be devastating for most to hear and see.
Back in 1972, Chisholm became the first African-American to run for U.S presidency. Winslow offers valuable perspective of a woman who has faced challenges of race and sex, yet still managed to push the agenda for social justice in her long political career. Having been used to hard work and being brought and grown up in Barbados and Brooklyn, she retained the perspective of an immigrant of hard work to spearhead advancement. She worked earnestly at Brooklyn College. Additionally, she worked herself around in local politics and managed to develop strong power bases in women’s organizations and clubs. These power bases would later see her through elections. Her outspokenness and sharp political pragmatism would later throw her out of favor with the mainstream black nationalists, feminists, and Democrats. She developed “unbought and
Anna March writer of “Dreams of My Mother” visions Hillary Clinton the first female president to take office. After her grandmother’s, tragic passing March’s determination to fulfill the dreams of her grandmothers and for women of generations to put Hillary Clinton in office. Throughout her essay, March’s uses the appeal of emotion in many ways to let her audience to receive her message. With the use of the pathos rhetoric appeal March presents her point across and makes the reader’s feel emotional through reading her essay, or as if one feeling attacked by the use of her wording. In her essay “Dreams of My Mother,” Anna March predominantly uses emotional appeal to attack white men as if it’s their fault to why Hillary Clinton lost the presidential
In 1974 Shirley Chisholm was picked to be the keynote speaker at a national conference for black women at the University of Missouri. In her speech "The Black Woman in Contemporary America" Chisholm expresses to her audience that black women are not interested in being addressed as "Ms." or in gaining more control over things than males, but rather African American women's top priority is the well-being of their families and communities. Being that this speech was giving during the era of the Civil Rights movement, Chisholm criticized white feminist.While she went into depth of how important it is for black and white women to unite around issues such as equal treatment, women's rights, and better job opportunities. The main focus of this speech
In Ames, Iowa January of 2016, Sarah Palin delivers a confident speech endorsing Trump for presidency. In it, she asserts that the United States is in need of a strategic and honest leader, much like Donald Trump. Palin uses a loud but articulate tone of voice and diction. Also, she utilizes a patriotic, and motherly, sense of pathos in order to appeal to the majority of the audience, U.S. citizens. Furthermore, she uses blunt allusions to previous presidencies, such as Obama’s term, in order to compare Trump in a positive way. Ultimately, Sarah Palin convinces the audience that America deserves a leader that will put the citizen’s wellbeing first, and who will be honest. Through delivery, she makes the conclusion that Donald Trump is perfectly
What makes a great speaker, and what qualities are needed to be such a speaker? Barack Obama used many methods to get his point across to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in his speech, “Remarks to NAACP.”Examples of this are when Obama would ask thought-provoking questions such as “What steps do we take to overcome these barriers?” (Paragraph 14, #52-53) The speech is persuasive and used to promote Racial Equality and Social Justice. Obama wanted America to grow as a whole, but he wanted to see more growth from African American Communities. There is a reason he gave this speech: he wanted to see the improvement in the lives of Black Americans. That is why Barack Obama used methods such as diction, metaphors, and
Drea Finley’s gave an amazing speech at Colgate University in 2013. Her speech was centered on the legendary Dr. Martin Luther King Jr; however, she interpret her own experiences similar to what Dr. King was all about. In doing that she made me connect to her and Dr. King. Her MLK speech contain everything that makes a speech a great. I’m going to explain how she open strong, was structural, and how she humanize her speech.