Rhetorical Analysis Oprah Winfrey

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TV personality, Oprah Winfrey, in her eulogy for Rosa Parks, honors Rosa Parks for the actions she made during the Civil rights movement. Winfrey’s purpose is to admire the spirit Rosa Parks had in order to make a difference in her life and the lives of others. She utilizes a heroic tone, repetition, and fervent diction in order to communicate her appreciation towards Rosa Parks to the audience. Winfrey begins her eulogy by using an altruism tone. She characterizes Rosa Parks as resembling “grace and goodness” because she “made life better” for African Americans by using her “courage” and “conviction.” By Winfrey’s use of brave tone, she acknowledges the vast changes Rosa Parks made in many people’s lives. The audience can feel a sense of deference
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