“So God made a farmer” (Harvey). This famous phrase was originally spoken by a famous radio personality Paul Harvey, and last year was heard by many on the night of the 2013 Super Bowl in a Rams truck commercial. It is impressive that a speech that was originally written and spoken in 1978, reached out to an audience in today’s age and is still relevant to people with many different backgrounds. In this essay, I am going to analyze Paul Harvey’s speech and delivery by discussing what rhetorical strategies he used and why these tactics worked, and finally how the speech could have been improved.
I don’t want to go back there! It’s full of phonies!” then I stormed upstairs into the attic. I felt so depressed, I just want to talk to Phoebe. There were a lot of things that I left in the attic before I was sent to boarding school so I figured that I’d go through it. I opened the boxes to find, papers, clothes, magazines, and Allie’s baseball mitt. The mitt was still the same color brown but in the inside, the poems that Allie wrote were starting to fade. The words on the inside were barely there anymore all that was left were a few letters here and there. I couldn’t remember any of the poems. I just started to cry and scream out loud out of nowhere and I could not stop. I felt like my insides were being ripped out of me. My body was numb when Phoebe came home and heard me upstairs. I don’t want her to see me like
Image being struck down by cancer and having to living with a disease eating at your body, well Jim Valvano lived under those circumstances and was able to give one of the influential speeches of all time that people still turn to for motivation. The ESPY Awards is an annual award ceremony in which awards are presented to individuals to recognize their achievements in both sports-related performance and high character outside of sports(Rothman). At the 1993 Espys, Jim Valvano or “Jimmy V” delivered an acceptance speech for the Arthur Ashe Courage Award, a speech that moved the audience to their feet. Just nine months prior to speaking, Jimmy was diagnosed with a severe form of cancer called Metastatic Adenocarcinoma (V Foundation). It was evident, by the way he spoke, his time on earth was quickly coming to an end, in the way he spoke and the stories he told about those he has met through his life. During the speech he referred to not knowing how much time he still had on earth before cancer took him for good (V Foundation).Jimmy V argues the idea that one bad thing life should be able to hold you back from being a strong and outgoing individual. Jimmy Valvano was always able to uplift a crowd by bringing energy to his surroundings by his tone, use of humor, and by using the rhetorical appeal pathos.
"Where there 's a will, there 's a way" is a phrase often used here in America and it holds true to all walks of life including migrant workers. The desires range from the simple want to make an honest living to wanting to support the family to just wanting to live the American dream. However, the "way", does not always possess the same innocent light of the optimistic saying. In Eric Schlosser’s article, “In the Strawberry Fields” he discusses exactly that. Immigrants often end up doing the laborious farm work most Americans are unwilling to do with good reason. More specifically, he discusses the working conditions of migrant workers in strawberry fields, one of the most difficult row crops to grow. This work is largely done in California where the farming industry is allowed to bend laws as they please, routinely exploiting the vulnerability of immigrants’ legal states. Though, the concepts of small fruits and workers ' rights are not completely relatable to one another until we move past the happy connotation of the vibrant red, juicy fruit and into the grittier efforts that go into making them what we know in grocery stores. Many of us have the pleasant memories of the cool fruit on warm summer days but this image is quite the opposite to its production. Bent at the waist, hundreds of migrant workers, pick fruits under the sweltering summer sun and it would seem like a way a farming that vanished long ago but it is most certainly here. Though the conditions are worsened
Matthew McConaughey was a very enthusiastic speaker who showed that he was the right choice when winning this award. He began by thanking his fellow workers who worked hard on the movie and even the other nominees to show respect and not doubt his fellow actors. McConaughey also states his three main points of the speech to show what he would be talking about. His humor made his words flow whenever he started talking about his Father and it caused it to shift into thanking his loved ones in the audience. His stance throughout the speech looked like he was shifting only because he would look around at the audience and create eye contact. McConaughey pointed out the people he was talking about and directly spoke to them the things he wanted to
“Build your own life...find your opportunity, and always be sexy.” The general claim made by Aston Kutcher’s in his speech at the Teen Choice Awards is that to be successful you have to make your own life, work hard, and be thoughtful. He uses ethos and rhetorical devices to support his claim. His purpose is to inform in order to be inspiring. He establishes a serious but casual tone for his audience of mostly teens.
Whether it be a dragon, tribal marking, Asian character, or a simple phrase, thousands of people get tattoos daily. Tattoos play a significant role in self-expression and identity in the modern age as well as since ancient times. Tattoos can be just for fun, symbolic of heritage and ancestry, representative of accomplishments or life events, or can be just for style. For some people, it’s an expression of identity and personal beliefs. This is exactly the case for Leslie Jamison. She tells the story of her tattoo in “Mark My Words. Maybe.” On Jamison’s forearm, the Latin phrase “homo sum: humani nil a me alienum puto”. In English, this is translated to “I am human: nothing human is alien to me” (Jamison 458). Throughout her story, she
The book I have chosen to read for my independent reading assignment is called, “Three Little Words” by Ashley Rhodes-Courter. Ashley Rhodes-Courter was just only three years old when her mother was taken by the police. Ashley had a younger brother named luke. Her mother, Lorraine, was a drug addict and an alcoholic. Her step-father Dusty was abusive as well as a drug addict and an alcoholic. Lorraine, Dusty, Luke, Ashley, and lorraine’s twin sister all lived in the same, small, trailer park home. Lorraine had ashley when she was a teenager. Their home soon became the local teen hangout. As well as having parties with drugs and alcohol while ashley was there. Ashley soon caught onto what Lorraine and Dusty were saying. She started repeating the bad things that came out of Lorraine and Dusty's mouth.
When the twin towers were destroyed in New York City by the terrorist group led by Osama Bin Laden, a Country filled with panic, sadness, and anger was left behind. Thousands of innocent civilians were killed, and the families of the fallen suffered greatly. People demanded answers, and wanted justice. People also felt unsafe, and were unaware if it was reasonable to expect another attack. President George Walker Bush prepares a speech for congress to discuss the events that took place, and the plans that will take place because of these events. The objectives of the speech Bush was trying to accomplish were informing the nation what had happed on September 11th, he then noted that it was not Muslins to be blamed for the attack, the challenges that lie ahead, and our plan for the “War on Terror.” The President uses the canons of rhetoric to execute a speech that met his audience’s needs.
Congressman, Robert H. Clancy, in his speech, An “Un-American Bill”: A Congressman Denounces Immigration Quotas, discusses the discrimination of immigrants in America. He stands up for many immigrants and people of immigrant descent in his speech, trying to explain why the congressmen shouldn’t be against them. He uses a passionate, heartfelt tone to appeal to the congressmen’s thoughts. Clancy of An “Un-American Bill”: A Congressman Denounces Immigration Quotas addresses the situation of racial discrimination in America by using personal anecdotes, background research, and concrete facts to back up his argument.
For he knows it’s the last down of the game, and there’s no going back.
King closes with the mind set of optimism. He uses allision by using a line from my country tis of thee. From that he continues with the use of repetition. King repeates "Let freedom ring". He is using this phrase as a figure of speech saying let freedom be loud enough for all to hear including colorado, california, georgia, tennessee, mississippi, and very mountain side. King then continues the use of repetition "free at last!" these words also being his closing words. By the use of "free at last" he shows a sense of purpose, respect, and acommplishment for African
Nick Carder has excellent proofreading skills and can handle a diverse variety of assignments, including cold reads, EDGAR reads, manual blacklines and blue booking.
On April 23, 1934, United States Senator Huey P. Long delivered his most well-known speech to the American people via radio. His speech became known as “Every Man A King.” During this time period, the United States had felt the effects of the Great Depression for about five years and looked to the president for a solution to their suffering. Both presidents during this time, President Herbert Hoover and President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, had the responsibility of facing the economic depression and leading the United States out from the clutches of the Great Depression. Feeling that he himself would resolve the issues more effectively, the senator committed himself to run for president in 1936, threatening the current president Roosevelt.
Soon after we were given the task of creating a project that featured a topic in history, we knew we wanted to showcase an event that activated equal rights for a minority group in which few people were familiar with. After extensive internet searching and multiple futile topic attempts, Madison remembered her mom, a former collegiate runner, mentioning various elite runners faced with social obstacles. Billy Mills’ groundbreaking Olympic performance seemed an ideal topic choice for our common interest in Native cultures as well as equal rights activists.