Analyzing Florence Kelley's Speech

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In her 1905 speech given to the National American Woman Suffrage Association in Philadelphia, Florence Kelley emphatically states the need for change in society’s acceptable working conditions for children. Kelley does this through the repetition of main topics, explanation of various instances in which children in the workforce have been treated unfairly, and by admonishing against the current laws allowing for children to work a much extended workday. In doing this, Kelley effectively gains emotional involvement from her audience, which allows her to eventually relate her speech to inviting the audience to respond to the labor conditions for children, but mainly she invites them to support a change in women’s rights Kelley forces her audience
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