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    Self-Identity In Maya Angelou’s narrative, “Graduation Day,” she conveys the oppressive reality of life in the South by sharing an experience in which words influenced her character. Angelou recounts the words of her community on the day of her graduation as uplifting and hopeful for the graduates’ futures. When Mr. Donleavy, a white speaker, arrives he delivers a speech to the graduates informing them about the forthcoming educational improvements to their school and the Central High School, an

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    Good afternoon members of the Board of Trustees, Dean of College, faculty, staff, families, guests, and my fellow graduates. It is a blessing and an honor to stand before you today as respondent of the Class of 2015. Yet, today is not only my day to shine. This is our moment, made possible by the immense sacrifice and effort made by our families and friends. All of which has allowed us to persevere and reach this milestone in our lives. Perseverance, a strong word and an ethos, that has dictated

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    Our most appreciated administrators and teachers, dear parents, adored friends, ladies and gentlemen, a pleasant morning to you. It is a great privilege for me to be standing here in front of you to express the happiness that we feel in our hearts today. I am Amal a student who has been going to AIS for 8 years now. They say “Today we learn, tomorrow we lead”. That’s true those three years made a difference. Those 3 years will be a step to the future, a step closer to our goal. We do

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    going to take a rhetorical analysis look at it. I’ll take a deeper look into what Smith said, and why he said it that way. The graduation speech was meant to be inspirational for the graduates and others attending the ceremony. It was also intended to congratulate them on their accomplishments. Using metaphors, a humorous and inspirational tone, Alex Smith’s “Graduation Speech” gives his audience “3 prescriptions” on how to live a great life. Alex Smith uses metaphors throughout his speech. Smith

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    example, In the excerpt “Graduation”, from Maya Angelou’s autobiography, I Know Why the Caged Birds Sing, similarities and difference can be found between Angelou’s graduation and my high school graduation. Maya Angelou’s and my experience with graduation are similar regarding family involvement and nervousness. However, our experiences were very different in the ways others treated the graduating class and the feelings leading up to graduation and the feelings after graduation. Maya Angelou’s family

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    effectively most of them use rhetorical enhances communications and presentation skills. Rhetoric is an ancient art which started in Greece but it is still use it now day in speeches on different situations. There are excellent examples of that on graduation speeches. Ed Helms, famous actor, gave an effective speech on the Cornell class of 2014 because he knew who their audience was, he used correctly

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    way. When you are growing up you are always told to do as you are told, this is fine in most cases but what if that something is not the right thing for you to do. In The Battle Royal by Ralph Ellison a recent high school graduate has to give his graduation speech in front of all of the communities white leaders. What he doesn’t know is that he is also going for the entertainment of the white leaders. But the Graduate would be a fool to take a beating from the white man and then be rewarded. It all

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    Greetings President Lightstone, Deans, Faculty, and to all the beautiful faces seated before me. Thank you for this nerve-racking, headache inducing, gut-wrenching opportunity to speak to the graduating class of 2015. In spite of the aforementioned pains, I’m compelled to deliver this speech with utmost confidence and such conviction, so that my message could be of great benefit or have most of you here at a complete loss. I shall gain most of your attention just by standing here and admitting that

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    future, but would allow me to reflect on my accomplishments and show appreciation to my support team that had brought me there. Equally full of joy, excitement, and nerves, I could not wait to walk across that stage. I had been asked to speak at graduation, which left me feeling extremely nervous and honored. Arriving early, I walked across the parking lot with my silky black cap and gown neatly folded over my arm. I looked up at the crystal blue sky and realized that today was the day that my life

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    Jessica couldn’t believe the past few days and what had happened. As Jessica was about to get in the shower, she could hear her mother in her room across the hall. Jessica was going to show her mom the heels she planned on wearing. As Jessica was walking into her mom’s room, she saw her mom laying on the edge of the bed crying. Jessica didn’t walk in the room immediately, she stood from a distance watching her mom. She could see her mom was maybe in the middle of a prayer. Jessica knew this view

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    5 years had passed since the whole Jessica Feeney thing. We 've elected a new (real) president, I 've become better friends with Courtney, and I 'm finishing my last year at high school. I plan on going to college to be a general surgeon despite hearing all those stories from Jeff. Jeff was liar right? I mean, now that I 've finished 4 years of grueling high school I know the smart people words for what Jeff and my 7th grade class did to Jessica. It was social injustice, but mostly it was just flat

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    Schools will deliver the university’s 128th commencement to 489 undergraduate and graduate students. It’s been 22 years since Wilson’s own graduation, but he said it feels like he was just there. "I look back, and I entered this institution almost 27 years ago," he said. "That's crazy to me. It feels like maybe 10." But Wilson has come a long way since his graduation in 1995. After 19 years of various jobs

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    “You Are Not Special” presented by David McCullough, Jr. This was a graduation speech presented in front of the graduating class of Wellesley High School. McCulloch presented this informative speech to let all the seniors at WHS what the real world is really like. McCullough goes off stating that this class of graduating class is not special at all. At first you think he is being mean and harsh but he goes on with facts, saying what these students are not special. McCullough uses facts like 3.2 million

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    Imagine walking across the stage at a high school graduation, and students are excited and elated. They not thinking about what comes next, but they need to because what comes next might shape their future. Some kids don’t try in school, and the kids that do will most likely become successful in their life and their profession. College can help people become successful by teaching them about what the adult world is like. The school work will be hard, but if they try hard people can do it, and before

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    Steve jobs, the man of billions. Steve shows us at the graduation speech in stanford, that you make something out of nothing by putting dedication into the thing that you love, and inspires us to follow our dream. We first get introduced to “ connecting the dots “ , in steve’s speech he tells us that you can only connect the dots looking backwards, and everything you you stumble on will be priceless in the future. In his second story he tells us that when you find what you love to do, it’s hard not

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    here. Factual evidence is used when he talks about Maine having no pollution in the air unlike other huge cities such as; New York, Los Angeles, and Denver. Someone who previously spoke to the graduates gave them a list of 10 things to do after the graduation was over and what to do in general with their lives. Since King went to Orono and became a best-selling author, his opinion on this subject is very credible and informed. One of the 10 things was to get out of Orono. He knows there aren't many opportunities

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    Wellesley, Massachusetts among the graduates, close family, and friends. McCullough may not be a professional public speaker, but he is a well-known and respected English teacher at Wellesley High. In his speech McCullough made the valid point that graduation is the beginning of life and the long road ahead. The message from that day became known as the “You Are Not Special” speech, and is found to be controversial but memorable. Although McCullough weakens his speech with the time spent on unrelated

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    addresses the class with a small piece of advice, choose to change the world for the better. While these students eagerly await what’s next, Faulkner implements that fear should not drive your intentions by adopting a hopeful tone. In the case of most graduations, everyone from the graduates, to the family members, and the school faculty become over emotional. Knowing this, the author appeals to this sense by continuously using emotions and expressions, such as “baffled and afraid... or frightened or bribed

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    Quitting school was not a big deal for me until I realize all the effects of quitting would bring to my life. At that time I didn’t care. I plan to marry a few months later after my high school graduation. I was happy at the time. ​Quitting school was a big mistake because when I went out to look for a job I couldn’t qualify for any of the good positions because of my lack of education. Instead I took a job as in a fast-foods place where I had no future. Then I went to work in a big company just

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    stay in school because they have to work to help out their poor family. Also, forcing students to stay in school when they don’t want to be there can cause problems for teachers and other students. Additionally, raising the age for exiting pre-graduation may not stop all dropouts. Some children cannot either afford to go to school or must get a job to help out their family because they cannot afford transport or food for school. In the first source, Marissa works at Shelly’s Diner to earn money

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