John F. Kennedy’s inaugural address was one of his most famous speeches due to his impactful and inspiring words after becoming president from one of the smallest percents in history. To this day people refer to Kennedy’s speech showing just how impactful it was. Throughout his speech he uses many rhetorical devices such as repetition, parallel structure, pathos and more in order to persuade the audience and gain
Book Review on Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different A Biography by Karen Blumenthal In the book by Karen Blumenthal “Steve Jobs, The Man Who Thought Different” she tells the story of an extremely smart man who became a very successful entrepreneur and business man. The author sets up the book with Mr. Job’s giving a commencement speech at Stanford University in 2005 and then starts telling the story of his life starting from the beginning. She does a very good job covering all events of Mr. Jobs life in three parts with good detail but not so much as to lose the readers interest. The book helps you better understand the type of person he was, what made him tick, and how he could accomplish so much. After opening with Steve Jobs at the commencement speech, Blumenthal starts part one of her book at the very beginning of his life, his birth.
As a president of America, the credibility of Lyndon Baines Johnson is well-established. He did not have to establish his credibility as everyone already knows it and he is a trustworthy source. But, as his audiences are young adults, so he still try to boost his credibility at the beginning of the speech with the joke about coeducation college student partying to let the students know he has been there too. 2.3.2 Pathos This speech can be said as an emotional roller coaster as the emotional elements have its ups and downs. It arise when the president stated Americans ' previous achievements where he said "For a century we labored to settle and to subdue a continent.
Rajesh Prafull Shah is an Indian American man that immigrated on a student visa to study in the United States. Rajesh is currently fifty-two years old and has a wife and two children. When he attended college, he chose to go to California State University Los Angeles and major in Computer Science. He described his college career as a “rollercoaster” since his four years had its ups and downs. But Rajesh always had a positive attitude and great work ethic, which allowed him to graduate with the top of the class and have plenty of job offers.
The professor also did this to Hart in one scene, saying, “Mr. Hart, here is a dime. Take it, call your mother, and tell her there is serious doubt about you ever becoming a lawyer.” Naturally, this led Hart to feel ashamed and furious. Luckily, the brutally honest retort he gave did not cause Professor Kingsfield to grow angry, but instead earned his teacher’s respect. This, in turn, helped Hart succeed in that class, and allowed him to continue on his path to success in his life.
On June 4, 2003, world-wide known comedian, Will Ferrell delivered a very influential and amusing speech to the Harvard graduating Class of 2003. Ferrell expressed this graduating speech with something new and unique. He doesn’t present his speech like any other class day speaker; he is very inspirational and wants the students to see how different their life is going to be once they leave this graduation ceremony. Ferrell compellingly employs a very lighthearted tone, which includes humor, and pathos to effectively gain the audience’s attention and successfully tell students about the “real world”. Ferrell’s usage of a lighthearted tone throughout his speech creates a connection between him and his audience which lasts from start to finish.
Nine-year-old Robby Novak, more frequently known as Kid President, gave a well-written, uplifting speech, or “Pep Talk”, that motivates viewers significantly through childlike humor and metaphors. According to Ted Talk, an online source, “Kid President commands you to wake up, listen to the beating of your heart and create something that will make the world awesome.” Kid President’s speech is a great motivation to viewers for reasons including it’s easy to understand, humorous, and truly inspiring. A notable feature of the speech “I Think We All Need a Pep Talk” is how well written it is. Robby Novak uses one large metaphor throughout his three minute and twenty-seven second pep talk. The metaphor explains how everyone should be on the same team.
This artifact is a rhetorical analysis about a commencement speech from Steve Jobs to the Stanford graduating class of 2005. The commencement speech was broken down into his three stories. I used these three stories to summarize his overall message which is to follow your passion in life using anecdotes, pathos, and ethos. This artifact relates to this page because this is one of my writing sample I wrote in my English 12 class. I feel like the paper was easy to write because all I had to was summarize his speech using rhetoric.
The American Dream is someone reaching his or her full potential, becoming successful, or finding happiness. Although some people may have to work harder than others to achieve this dream, it is still feasible and practical for everyone. For example Barack Obama became President, Curtis Akiens learned how to read and got a good paying job, and Thomas Hoving was successful after being a High School dropout. In President Barack Obama’s “Keynote Address at the 2004 Democratic National Convention,” he speaks about how life was for his grandfather and how his
He returned to high school, and was involved in music, and plays, then he was accepted to UCLA. In his new college, “Coppola became a script editor, production assistant, associate producer, dialogue director, sound recorder, and second unit-director.” (Matthew). He was considered the perfect director for the movie, because he made the movie his own, and he used the traditional method to making movies in the 1980’s. This portrays that although he was given such an unfortunate disease, it led to his career. This is key because without polio, he would of never created The Outsiders, or any of his other stellar