Rhetorical Analysis: You 'Ve Got To Find What You Love'

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Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish. Former Apple CEO and Computer Pioneer Steve Jobs’s “You’ve Got To Find What You Love” stated these words as an ending thought for Stanford University’s class of 2005 at their commencement speech in said the year. His primary goal was to inspire students with various lessons he learned throughout his life so that they may graduate just a little more enlightened as they were before. Jobs does this through the use of anecdotes that portray the literary techniques of logos, counterargument, and allegory to tell the students to not let limitations get the best of you, get back up when you or knocked down and to live life to the fullest. Jobs's first Anecdote is about “Connecting the Dots”; he starts this by saying that “he dropped out of college after the first six months”, but dropping in other classes “for another 18 months or so”. Among these classes, one was a calligraphy class. This class, according to him, would form the basis of the User Interface of the Macintosh Computer, influencing that placement of the text in its Operating System. Using the strategy of Logos, giving it an optimistic tone rather than a sympathetic tone, he made this anecdote a beacon from those in lowly and impoverished settings not to give up and chive on, because good things are bound…show more content…
It’s “about death”, it heralds on how he got cancer and how he responded to it. when it was diagnosed, he suddenly felt a sense of mortality, therefore, Jobs started living life to the fullest. However, during a check-up, his “wife was in tears”, as doctors found out it was a type of cancer that was curable by surgery. The disease was cured and he was saved, the vital lesson he learned never faded from memory. He uses this story as an allegory the lesson he learned: Live every day like it’s your last; you don’t know what will happen tomorrow, a key fact that many young college graduates
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