The Steve Jobs Commencement Speech In Stanford University

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The Steve Jobs commencement speech was a speech that was given by the former Apple Inc. CEO to Stanford University during the 114th commencement on 12th June 2005. The speech Steve Jobs gave Stanford University is a very effective speech, because of his use of rhetorical devices. Jobs especially use his background and childhood to play upon his rhetorical approach. In Steve Jobs, he tells several stories about love, detection, death, loss. The main part in the Speech is how Steve Jobs encourages the students to pursue their dreams, and do what makes them happy, even if it all doesn’t go after the plan.
Steve jobs opens the speech by a compliment for the students on Stanford University “I am hon-ored to be with you today for your commencement from one of the finest universities in the world.” First, he praises University by saying on of the finest University. He follows that showing the student’s humility by admitting he never graduated any kind of college, in few seconds, Jobs gave the student’s a very good reason to be proud. Steve jobs introduce the speech by using pathos because it appeals to the audience’s emotions. Steve jobs starts the speech in a humoristic way by telling the audience “Truth be told, this is the closest I 've ever gotten to a college graduation”. The quote adds an element of
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Steve Jobs’ final and last story is about death, and his battle against cancer. And jobs where told the I only got six month to live in. and it all went black for jobs, he panicked, he wasn’t ready to say good bye to his family. But same day, the doctors did a biopsy, and found out that the cancer easily was cured with one surgery. In the last story, jobs are again using pathos by telling the graduated that you can’t live for ever, and life is short. “so don 't waste it living someone else 's life. Don 't be trapped by dogma which is living with the results of other people 's thinking” by that jobs means that you must go your own way, and not the way people want you
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