Right from the get-go, it is clear Oprah hooks her audience through her profound reliability through her use of ethos. Oprah’s humble beginnings coupled with her undeniable success and platform further solidifies her credibility and sense of sincerity with that of the audience. Thus, through her well-found respect, Oprah is initially able to captivate the audience. In addition to this, Oprah further encapsulates the audience through her touching use of pathos through her use of anecdotes. The moving story of Recy Taylor, a woman raped and beaten, through the retelling of Oprah, only further hooks the audience, creates a sense of sincerity and intimacy, and ultimately strengthens Oprah’s persuasion of the audience.
Stanton fought for women's rights and has molded every female's life today. Even though Maya Angelou and Cady Stanton display the same concepts of freedom, equality, and achievement and success their perceptions differentiate. Maya Angelou and Cady Stanton
As women we feel deeply and we are all part of a bigger plan to give life to mankind; therefore it is reasonable to assume that we are all interlocked with each other. Janelle Monae’s words really resonated with me, because they fit me exactly where I am right now. I feel myself becoming a more fearless person. The more adversity
In “Professions for Women”, Woolf uses rhetorical strategies to strengthen her argument. Woolf boosts her credibility by starting off with personal anecdotes of her occupation as a female writer. Imagery is used to allow the audience to visualize how the “Angel of the House” represents strict gender roles from society’s implications that confines the Woolf’s writing. An urgent tone is used to highlight the necessity of overcoming the phantoms that restrict women’s abilities. After the change from society and implications of gender roles, women have more opportunities to stand up for themselves, reflect on their accomplishments.
"Phenomenal Woman" written by Maya Angelou is a poem that every woman can relate to. Angelou explains how she is a confident woman throughout each stanza. Harold Bloom states that "In this Hymn-like poem to women 's beauty, the self-confident speaker reveals her attributes as a phenomenal woman". Angelou tries to show her confidence in every line of the poem and then states what parts of her body actually shows that confidence and inner strength. Vitality Kotyakov said that "Modern society highly values women 's beauty"(Analysis of Phenomenal Women By Maya Angelou).
Although her speech resonates with a diverse audience, the power of her speech lies in her direct appeal to women who have undergone significant hardship and use of powerful rhetorical techniques in order to advocate for women’s empowerment, inspire people to improve the world, and instill a sense of hope for a better future. An important rhetorical technique she uses is repetition of several words and phrases in her speech which express the sentiments of the
Little girls with dreams become women with visions. Us women, and all women and men I have spoken to about feminism, which I am very passionate about, have shown me how many problems that this world has with sexism, racism, homophobia, and others. Like G. D Anderson once said, “Feminism isn’t about making women stronger. Women are already strong. It’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength.” There is nothing more in this world that I want that equality for all genders, all races, all people.
With the introduction of the press. Oprah initiates her argument by stating her first claim which underlines the press, “it is the insatiable dedication to uncovering the absolute truth that keeps us from turning a blind eye to corruption and to injustice”. Oprah wants to see a free press that reports honestly and truthfully, so that awareness can be brought on problems that are experienced by women in
“Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves,” is what acclaimed slavery emancipator Abraham Lincoln once stated (Dorfman 1). However, before freedom was able to be obtained by all, many slaves had to endure traumatizing lives. Harriet Jacobs, a runaway slave, explains the sexual, emotional, and physical abuse that female slaves were forced to face in her narrative Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. With her writing, awareness for the burdens of female slaves and the fact that they do not ask for the difficulty they receive was brought to the reader’s attention. Women in both the southern and northern regions were able to sympathize with what Jacobs had to say about her own personal struggles throughout her girlhood.
“Phenomenal Woman” Phenomenal Woman, by Maya Angelou is an inspiring poem that encourages women, including myself to be confident and to love themselves just the way they are. It encourages women to be independent and confident despite what others think about them, especially men. In “Phenomenal Woman”, there are various literary devices used, some of which include repetition, parallelism, metaphors and personification. The obvious repetition in the poem is at the end of every stanza, through the phrases” I am a woman, phenomenally, phenomenal woman, that’s me”. This example of repetition is carried throughout the poem for emphasis, and the reader’s recognition of the truth behind the words.
However, when thought of, most people remember her contributions to the women’s rights movement. She, and other feminists such as Elizabeth Cady Stanton, began to realize that there were numerous similarities between slaves and women. Both were fighting to get away from the male-dominated culture and beliefs. In 1848, these women began a convention in Seneca Falls, regarding women’s rights(Brinkley 330). They believed that women should be able to vote, basing their argument on the clause “all men and women are created equal”.
Even though she wasn’t able to read or write, she was the first black women to win a case and restore her son’s freedom. She not only fought for her own family, she fought the battle for all colored women. In her speech to address the first annual meeting of the American equal rights association, she sought to educate people on the importance of equality for all. After she worked to abolish slavery, she spoke about another parallel slavery situation that could or would arise if colored women were not given the same rights as colored men. She likened it to the fact that if you give colored men the right to vote and colored women don’t get the same right, you have created another form of a slave state.