Steve Jobs Rhetorical Speech

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“Truth be told, this is the closest I’ve ever gotten to a college graduation.” said Steve Jobs, the CEO of Apple computer and Pixar animation studios. Steve Jobs told three important stories to the graduates of Stanford university students. Through his stories he insists the significant of doing what you love. In his first story he told how he dropped out of college after the first six months and started taking classes that interested him. Through his second story he mentions how he started Apple in his garage with his friend and grew his business into the Apple now. On his last story, he talks about how close he was to death and that made him realize to live life like it’s his last day. Therefore, he argues that college degree isn’t necessary in…show more content…
Citing facts strengthen the credibility of the speech and develops the belief of the audience. He talks about the bibles of his generation called The Whole Earth Catalog, created by Stewart Brand. “This was in the late 1960s, before personal computers……..It was sort of like Google in paperback form, 35 years before Google came along: It was idealistic, and overflowing with neat tools and great notions.”(Jobs 4) The exact dates and time periods in this sentence builds an appeal to logos and impress upon the audience. It gives the speech notable and truthful tone. “It was the mid-1970s,and I was your age.” In this sentence as he says when I was your age, he is referring to the college graduates he is speaking to which is a logical way of engaging his audience. “‘Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.” It was their farewell message as they signed off….And I have always wished that for myself.”(Jobs 4) This sentence implies why publication The Whole Earth Catalog, is important for him. It supports his claim which is to keep doing what we love. And to always stay hungry and foolish improves our ability to being consistent and
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