In President Lincoln's speech, metaphors, and pathos are used in order to persuade and make a connection with the audience. Throughout this speech, it is noticeable that the metaphors that were used in Lincoln's speech demonstrated that the nations attention was "absorbed" showing exaggeration in order for the audience to really understands the seriousness of what he is trying to portray. The audience is swayed by many of the god related metaphors, he uses God in his speech to gain the audiences trust. According to Lincoln "if God wills" "every drop of blood drawn with the lash shall be paid" this metaphor demonstrates vengeance by the power of God and.
Diagnosed with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Lou Gehrig (Under the yankees baseball organization) continued on to deliver one of the most famous speeches in sports history, and aimed himself towards his fans and family. Gehrig's mom pushed her son hard and is the reason he was such a gifted athlete not only in baseball but in football as well. Although not the main star gehrig pushed himself to be one of the greats and on of the most well respected men in the MLB in his quote "Let's face it. I'm not a headline guy. I always knew that as long as I was following Babe to the plate I could have gone up there and stood on my head.
After a difficult childhood and years of playing for The New York Yankees during the late 1920s and the early 1930s, breaking numerous records including the number of consecutive games played giving him the nickname of the “Iron Horse,” Lou Gehrig’s humble and modest personality changed the complexion of baseball and sports around the world despite the fact he was diagnosed the deadly disease of ALS at a relatively early age. Growing up New York City: Early Life of Lou Gehrig As a young child growing up in New York City in the early 1910s, Lou Gehrig had a difficult lifestyle as the son of two German immigrants. Gehrig’s mother worked two jobs and maintained the household while his father had substandard health and struggled to stay sober when Gehrig was growing
Lou Gehrig started to take his place. On June 3, 1932, Lou Gehrig hit four homers in one game. That was the first time any American League player had done that. He would have hit five home runs if it hadn’t been robbed by Al Simmons. The next three years the Yankees missed the playoffs.
In the uncertain times of the 1930s Gehrig was one of the few sure things. You could count on him to show up, play like hell, go home, and do it again tomorrow. Gehrig represented will power, and was a testament to what hard work could accomplish. He was a beacon of hope for a chaotic America.
Inaugural Address by John F. Kennedy Constructed Response Final In President John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Congress address, the most significant element is ethos and pathos, because it’s to persuade and appeal his readers. He uses these techniques to appeal the audience’s emotions so they could agree what he’s expressing. For example, he mentions the people were “born in this century, tempered by war, disciplined by hard and bitter peace.” His quote is pathos because it refers to the war how many deaths occured and all of the suffering that everyone went through.
Seventy-seven years ago, on July 4th, a man whose expertise was on the baseball diamond, more considerably than in speechmaking, distributed one of the most effective, memorable and inspiring speeches of all time. This man’s name was Lou Gehrig, and it took this man relatively two minutes, to where he was able to echo not only his own thoughts of his retirement from baseball and his disease, but also the ideas and perspectives of his fans and the American people during his era. Lou Gehrig’s sendoff presentation, including the famous preceding quote, rendered many rhetorical strategies so that he is able to convey themes and emotions that, especially during the time period circa 1930s, were very important to not only his loyal fans but to all
The term pathos can be defined as, “by appealing to the emotions of the listener (Excelsior College, n.d., para 2).Finally, in his speech he easily accomplish the third part known as pathos because he use well-chosen words and gave images that appeal to the audience (Excelsior College, n.d). For the most part, in accomplishing this task he inform the crowd how their march prepared the way for him by stating, “It is because they marched that I got the kind of education I got, a law degree, a seat in the Illinois senate and ultimately in the United States
An example of this is giving a speech in front of your classmates about climate change and providing evidence from a scientist who went to Stanford. An example from the primary source is “Democratic Presidential Candidate Acceptance Speech by Barack Obama. August 28th, 2008” on his view of ending the Iraq war. The word pathos in Greek means “suffering” and “experience”, therefore the word pathos can be defined as the emotional appeal in ones speech.
Its goal is to create a favorable emotional affection of the audience towards the objective of the speech. The overall ability to achieve pathos is eliciting emotions. There are various ways to achieve an emotional reaction in the audience. Here is an example, “ Did this in Caesar seem ambitious?/ When that the poor hath cried, Caesar hath wept.” ( Shakespeare 3.2.89-90) Logos, the appeal towards logical reason, thus the speaker wants to present an argument that appears to be sound to the audience.
Pathos is first off used when Lincoln mentions, “But in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate - we cannot consecrate - we cannot hallow - this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract." (Lincoln 149) which means that Lincoln is trying to get the listeners to think about the ones that have already passed on and what is a reasoning for this war. Lincoln builds that emotional connection with his audience on a reason of what is going on during the time. Lincoln becomes easier to understand and easier to relate to when he does that so the audience is more drawn in during his speech.
Pathos according to Public Speaking and Civic Engagement textbook is when “seeking information that will connect your topic with your audiences’ feelings, needs, and emotions” (49). Out the three rhetorical techniques pathos is the strongest one of all because it get to humans emotions. Even though it can be the strongest one; it can also be the hardest one to transmit to the audience. In Cicero’s, “On Oratory and Orator” he states: “common usage and the custom and language of all men” (Cicero 9). Meaning to say that when speaking the presenters should use a common language that all men understand.
During “Luckiest Man”, he is addressing why he is retiring from his beloved sport of baseball. This was already an emotional event in the Yankee Stadium for every fan who enjoyed watching Gehrig play. Yet, he wasn’t asking for pity, and he didn’t focus on the disease. Instead, he took an opposite route and focused on positive moments and the great times he had throughout his career. He said, “When the New York Giants, a team you would give your right arm to beat, and vice versa, sends you a gift- that’s something.”
Gerhard Schroder Speech Analysis Seventy some years ago, over five million Jews, and six million non-Jews were persecuted by Adolf Hitler’s forces during what we call the Holocaust. POW’s, homosexuals, mentally/physically disabled, communists and more were all subjected to Nazi crimes. This abhorrent reign of terror started in 1941 to 1945, whereas in 1944 Russian soldiers liberated the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz. Gerhard Schroder, Germany’s chancellor from 1998 to 2005, held a commencement for the sixtieth anniversary of this liberation, and gave a remarkable speech, called “I Express my Shame”, delivering concise points regarding the Holocaust.