Rhetorical Analysis Of Speech By Florence Kelley

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In Florence Kelley’s speech, she spoke about child labor. Specifically, she wanted to persuade her audience that children across the nation should be free child labor. To persuade her audience, she imagery and appealed facts and her audience’s emotions by using repetition and rhetorical questions. Throughout her speech, Kelley evoked emotions of sympathy and guilt from her audience. For example, her repetition of the phrase “while we sleep” made her audience feel guilty for sleeping while young children were working. Her repetition of this phrase emphasizes the fact that children were lacking sleep for people who get as much sleep as they can. The audience’s guilty conscience would make them want to change something in order to make themselves
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