INTRODUCTION: In this fast pacing society, the desire to express our ego is very strong in each one of us. However, in effective conversation, the ability to speak out your mind is not one of the most crucial factors. According to Libuse Binder, the author of Ten Ways to Change the World in Your Twenties, it is not the one who talk louder will make a good dialogue but the one who can listen calmly through diverse perspective. Listening is more important than speaking when you are trying to persuade others because it helps us to understand people, show respect and gain knowledge. BODY: Paragraph 1: In communication, especially in persuasive conversation or speech, it is important to listen to understand others.
The author repeated the word ‘to’ and a verb to show the vastness of his reach. Reagan wanted “to mend” America’s spirit, “to restore” strength in the world and “to free” (6-7) those in communist countries. These hard tasks to accomplish were met by Reagan with what Thatcher called “a lightness of spirit” (10). By repeating
His choice of language is effective at evoking emotion. Through rhetorical questions, Henry was able to emphasize his points, and grab the audience’s attention, creating an emotional effect on the listeners. “Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty? Are we disposed to be of the number of those who, having eyes, see not, and, having ears, hear not, the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation?” These statements prove the speaker’s argument and stir the audience’s emotions. Henry also uses repetition, in order to create emphasis.
As this is much shorter speech, I will be looking at it in less depth. I have chosen to look at King 's speech because it is an example of how the power of speech can instigate such powerful emotions and cause monumental changes. I am interested in how this was achieved using linguistic features in this speech. The Gettysburg Address is also a very important speech, and the speaker, Lincoln, is admired by many. I will keep an open mind while studying these speeches, and won 't be biased about either of the
On a cold day in 1961, John F. Kennedy delivered a speech to the citizens and peoples of both America and the world. After the end of a close and competitive election, he used this speech not to celebrate his victory as president, but to unite the audience. He addresses the audience with a statement that would be remembered for years to come, as its call to duty is a powerful one. A strong appeal to ethics─ not only his ethics but our ethics as a country united through shared values─ and powerfully emotional and logical arguments are used to convince the audience to take a stand and make a difference. Additionally, he appeals to the rest of the world by referring to different areas and countries of the globe while also connecting all human beings together as one population.
Sullivan did an in-depth analysis on many main ideas. He backed most of arguments with plenty of excerpts from “The Way to Wealth”, and included many reliable outside sources. The only negative, as mentioned above, was the fact he did not include the contradicting proverbs in his analysis. If Sullivan had included examples of one of his main points, his analysis would be very helpful. Although he failed to support that main point, the rest of his arguments would be hard to dispute considering the amount of support he was able to gather.
Referencing to the historical “I Have A Dream” speech, held by Martin Luther King in Washington D.C., 1963. Martin Luther King’s speech focused on his experience with oppression because of his skin tone and ethnicity. In his speech, he says that his children and grandchildren should not have to experience the discrimination that he did, he preached of unity, an end to prejudice and an end to racism in the United States. By mentioning this highly memorable speech, Obama is referencing to a historical event, making use of the mode of persuasion known as ethos. He is appealing to experience; how much America has changed since that day in 1963 as a kind of evidence that they can do that again.
President Lincoln being well known as “Honest Abe” to countless individuals and being the President of the United States surely give him the credibility of having ethos in his speech. "Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth upon this continent, a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal."(Lincoln). This quote from President Lincoln shows another ethos approach to his speech by saying when the country was initially
During his speech, Obama claims the problems facing Americans as well as setting a notion explaining how he will solve the problems. Obama builds his credibility with personal facts and reputable history, making Americans trust his approach. President Obama uses a fine mix of ethos, pathos, and logos to not only speak to the citizens of America, but leaders and residents of other abiding nations that there is an assortment of challenges in America that can and will be resolved due to the determination, persistent dedication, and morale of Americans. Instead of individualism, Obama focuses on emphasizing the unity of the nation being one again. He does this by refraining from using words like ‘me’, ‘myself’,
When reading a speech the reader may interpret it easier because he/she can set their own emotion in the words and phrases of the piece. For example, in Barack Obama’s “New Hampshire Primary” speech, it reads, “But the reason our campaign has always been different is because it’s not just about what I will do as president, it’s also about what you, the people who love this country, can do to change it” (Obama). Through Obama’s words, the reader can identify and insert emotion into the speech wherever he/she feels necessary. His words emit feelings of motivation and inspiration, inspiring the reader to make a change for the better of the nation. On the contrary, listening to a speech may make it harder for a listener to comprehend the main points because the speaker sets the emotion through powerful words or phrases.