CEO of Apple Computer and Pixar Animation Studios, Steve Jobs, in his commencement address, You've got to find what you love, detailed his path to success in life, while overcoming many obstacles along the way. Jobs’ purpose was to convey to the graduating class that you don’t have to attend college in order be successful and you must live each day as if it is your last. He used a compelling tone in order to convey his message to the students through three significant life events he experienced. Jobs began his commencement speech by illustrating the importance of “connecting the dots in life” Jobs, 2005, Pg.1). Jobs’ appealed emotionally to the audience by a lone diction addressing his childhood adoption. “My biological mother was a young, unwed graduate student, and she decided to put me up for adoption” (Jobs, 2005, Pg.1). This detached sense of emotion conveyed an ominous sense of tone between the speaker and the audience. Jobs generated a poetic diction through the phrase “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards” (Jobs, …show more content…
Jobs’ portrayed a concrete diction through the phrase “I was lucky, I found what I loved to do so early in life” (Jobs, 2005, Pg. 2). This phrase helped the language of the text reflect back to Jobs’ purpose of the commencement speech. Jobs’ later got fired from Apple Corporations,“I felt that I had let the previous generations of entrepreneurs down- that I had dropped the baton as it was being passed to me” (Jobs, 2005, Pg.2). Jobs’ enlightened tone slowly declined into a calm, gloomy mood which portrayed that not everything in life came easy to Jobs and success was earned through hard work and devotion. Jobs’ purpose in this second story was to illustrate the difficult times he had, however through determination and hard work he was able to overcome them and do what he
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In 2013, when Professor George Saunders delivered his commencement speech at Syracuse University he had one goal in mind, to inspire. Saunders didn’t want to get up in front of the audience and give a long boring speech, but instead he wanted to speak of useful information that graduates would remember for the rest of their lives. He wanted to use his time to teach the audience about the importance of spreading love and kindness. Saunders accurately argues in his speech that our society suffers from selfishness and the obsession of succeeding; he uses personal stories, questions/answer appeals and informal diction to help inform that if we allow ourselves to be cured of these illnesses we can open the door to all the love and kindness we have to offer.
Freedom is not free. Throughout America, we are stronger working citizens all over the world. People work for the government, local rescues, Congress, education, local rescues, and people even work our safety and protection for our nation. On September 11, 2001, George W. Bush made an astonishing speech about the evil that happened that day. Terrorists attacked the nation, and they killed thousands of people.
The flames rolled outwards like the smoke of a mushroom cloud. Gray plumes of darkness and misery ascended into the air. What was once beautiful cracked and wilted beneath the weightless fire. No matter how much people tried, the fire did not cease its reign of terror. This horrifying image was one not to be forgotten on September 11, 2001.
On June 16,2015 there was a major turning point in ther race fro the next president of the the United States. On this day one of the biggest real estate moguls, Donald Trump, in America announced that he will run for president. There was a huge crowd of people waithing anxioulsy at Trump Tower in New York City, New York for Trump to take the podium and give his presidental announcement speech. In his speech, Donald Trump uses the rhetoric appeals to try to try to convince the American people that he is the best canidated to elect for president.
A rhetorical analysis is a way break down a text using reading skills and applying it into an essay. Students today may already have a plan to go to college or may need more time to think of what they are going to do. Underemployment is beginning to be more persistent in college graduates which shows that there might be something wrong in the pathway into a career. The purpose of this essay is to analyze the article, “Will You Sprint, Stroll or Stumble Into a Career?” by New York Times author Jeffrey J. Selingo, and to inform students that there are certain pathways that can benefit you successfully to have a career.
Donald Trump opening moment at republic national convention had powerful conviction that radiated with the audience. On July 21, 2016, he focused on the foundation of what makes the audience established their rapport towards GOP, known as Grand Old Party or republicans. Moreover, he demonstrate on how to use the current dynamics of the United States relationship with politics and laws to strength his position in discussing social structure of the country. To illustrate, attacks on the police force must be withdrawal to bring prosperity to the nation, and bring united front to fighting terrorism that is “lurking” in our own background to defend the country from foreign enemies or domestic enemies. Trump core message, however may be lost in translation, because of the dialog use during the speech to describe the Democratic Party.
On June 4, 2003, world-wide known comedian, Will Ferrell delivered a very influential and amusing speech to the Harvard graduating Class of 2003. Ferrell expressed this graduating speech with something new and unique. He doesn’t present his speech like any other class day speaker; he is very inspirational and wants the students to see how different their life is going to be once they leave this graduation ceremony. Ferrell compellingly employs a very lighthearted tone, which includes humor, and pathos to effectively gain the audience’s attention and successfully tell students about the “real world”. Ferrell’s usage of a lighthearted tone throughout his speech creates a connection between him and his audience which lasts from start to finish.
The designated survivor for this speech was David Shulkin, the United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs. Overall, throughout his speech, Trump was greeted with generous applause from the Republicans and minimal applause from the Democrats. There were however some issues to which both parties agreed and applauded too. The Democrats also booed Trumps at times, such as when he spoke on immigration.
Purv Chauhan Jack Geist English 108 February 16, 2018 Barack Obama victory speech Rhetorical Analysis “If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible - tonight is your answer.” (Obama, 2008). Barack Obama was elected president on Nov 5, 2008. He argues in his speech that whatever was going on in the country, it is going to change, it was a dawn of a new beginning.
Walking into graduation, every graduate expects to hear the same speech with little variance about reaching an important milestone in life but still having many more milestones. Paul Hawken delivered a different message with his commencement address, You Are Brilliant and the Earth Is Hiring. His message was filled with hope for the future since people are working together to build a better world for all. Hawken begins with, “Humanity is coalescing.
This speech was made for the class of 2014. By that year, Ed Helms was well known for his work on The Daily Show, The Office and The Hangover (trilogy) films. His major success it was The Hangover but in his speech he used a lot of examples of one of his character in The Office because it was someone related to Cornell University. He also was awareness that it was a graduation with a lot of young people and because he is a comedian he did a lot of jokes to try to engaged the audience with the ideas that he wanted to share with them. And finally, in his speech, he also applied pathos which is the emotional quality of the speech or text that makes it persuasive to the audience.
In some aspects of life, society begs for perfection; It holds you to the highest of standards. This is what Donovan Livingston addressed in his commencement speech at Harvard University. In his speech Livingston stresses the importance of being yourself and quit the dreams of being perfect. Donovan Livingston uses robust phrases to educate and influence the public to not be scared to step up to the next level, to become the start of a movement, or to be the one that breaks social injustice. Donovan Livingston crafted is speech using a plethora of metaphors to appeal to the publics’ emotion and help them create a mental image inside their minds.
Pathos and ethos combined to provide the audience with a sense of respect and reverence towards not only Mrs. Obama but themselves. She alluded to the idea of the American dream in her speech as well and used this allusion to strengthen her plea for students in the audience to make societal changes by feeling obliged to reach back and share what they’ve gained from their own successes and opportunities. Mrs. Obama placed an emphasis on the power of diversity and reinforced the part everyone can play in the ideal of the American dream when she said “So, graduates, while I think it’s fair to say that our Founding Fathers never could have imagined this day, all of you are very much the fruits of their vision.” (CITATION NEEDED) She had led up to this quote by speaking of notable individuals with familial backgrounds of immigration like Jonas Salk and Colin Powell.
The Steve Jobs commencement speech was a speech that was given by the former Apple Inc. CEO to Stanford University during the 114th commencement on 12th June 2005. The speech Steve Jobs gave Stanford University is a very effective speech, because of his use of rhetorical devices. Jobs especially use his background and childhood to play upon his rhetorical approach. In Steve Jobs, he tells several stories about love, detection, death, loss. The main part of the Speech is how Steve Jobs encourages the students to pursue their dreams, and do what makes them happy, even if it all doesn’t go after the plan.
In the speech “Steve Jobs Commencement Address to Stanford University, Class of 2005” , Apple CEO Steve Jobs provides his audience with personal experiences and the rough periods he went through in his early years before founding apple that helped him succeed. With the use of his stories Jobs creates a character that prevails through obstacles and manages to achieve his goals, which inspires his audience to look up to him and show that failure is sometimes necessary to succeed. At the beginning of his speech, Steve Jobs begins describing his life with a series of stories that helped him reach his success, this helps Jobs create ethos because his audience will understand the hardships he went through to be where he is today, instead of just thinking of Jobs as the founder of Apple and not really knowing about the struggles he had to go through.