Communism. Nuclear fallout. War. … Panic. The 1950s and 60s were a time of fear in America. The looming threat of a nuclear war and the potential for a communist invasion kept many Americans in a constant state of panic. But Senator Joe McCarthy’s radical ideas about how to deal with communists spread like wildfire in the hearts and minds of many American groups, providing some temporary relief. Four months after McCarthy’s “Wheeling Speech,” which accused specific government workers of being communists, the first woman to serve in both houses of Congress and to represent Maine in either gave her own speech denouncing McCarthy’s ways. In her speech “Declaration of Conscience,” patriotic yet concerned Senator Margaret Chase Smith speaks about the lack of effective American government. Throughout her speech, she utilizes such rhetorical devices as repetition, parallelism, metaphor, historical and patriotic appeals, and use of quotation marks. Smith utilizes these devices in order to denounce government actions like McCarthyism, as well as to persuade Americans to vote for Republicans rather than Democrats. Smith shifts her tone from admonishing other U.S. Senators and Joe McCarthy to rallying American citizens, President Truman, and other Republicans to create a better America.
To keep things simple, people simply want to be heard, and they will do anything in order for their audience to listen. There are various ways in which the speaker would gain the right to be heard. Former Governor of Louisiana, Kathleen Blanco, uses various forms to obtain attention from her audience as she addresses the Louisiana Legislator on Hurricane Katrina where she not only discusses the effects of the hurricane but also acknowledges the people who have helped out so far.
Shirley Chisholm Analysis Speech In the speech, Equal Rights for Women by Shirley Chisholm, main rhetor in the speech. She is the first African American woman to be elected to Congress. She is part of the House Representative in Washington D.C, from May 21, 1969,
“I am not here to represent Leonidas. His actions speak louder than my words ever could”, although Queen Gorgo believes this to be true, it is evident that her words still make quite the impact. The speech that was chosen for analysis was Queen Gorgo’s request of Sparta’s council to send their forces to the Battle of Thermopylae, from the movie 300. This speech was chosen simply for the fact that I have always enjoyed this movie and that I’ve always admired Queen Gorgo’s character. Although she does not immediately convince the council of sending Sparta’s army, her actions that follow do. Through the use of pathos, metaphors, and an urgent tone, Queen Gorgo is able to make a strong case to the council as to why they should aid King Leonidas at the Battle of Thermopylae.
Dorothy Day, Saint-Worthy? Almost immediately after her death in 1980 controversy arose about whether Dorothy Day should be canonized a Saint by the Church. Now that the Vatican has approved the late Cardinal John O'Connor's request to consider Dorothy Day's "cause," the controversy is being rekindled. After converting, she dedicated her life to New York's poor and immigrants, building hospitality homes that operated much like homeless shelters. Her endeavor grew into the national Catholic Worker movement, a social justice crusade conducted in revolutionary tones new to the church.
Barbara Jordan was a keynote speaker for the Democratic National Convention in 1976. She mentioned that about 144 years ago that the members of the Democratic Party first met in convention to select a presidential candidate; since then, the democrats have continued to meet once every four years and nominate a presidential candidate. The convention is a continuation of that tradition; but, there is one thing that is something different that night – Barbara Jordan was the keynote speaker. In 1832, no one would have asked Barbara Jordan to deliver the speech, especially if it was a woman. She didn’t want to spend during her speech – having the time to praise the accomplishments of the Democratic and attacking the Republicans – and she didn’t
Criticising others takes a great deal of courage, especially when this criticism could reflect upon one’s own work. However, in the introduction of her speech to the Women’s National Press Club, Clare Booth Luce utilizes changes in tone, humor, while appealing to ethos, and pathos to prepare her audience for the impending criticism.
Rhetoric Essay Jane Addams’ speech explains her stance of George Washington's legacy as a soldier, statesman, and a Virginia planter. In this speech, Jane Addams references George Washington’s accomplishments in his past, including how things would be if he is to be present today. The most significant uses of rhetorical devices in this speech include hypophora, rhetorical questions, enumeratio, distinctio, and metaphors.
In Gloria Anzaldua’s letter “Speaking in Tongues: A Letter to 3rd World Women Writers” she delivers her message of being a third world woman writer and how there is a constant struggle between conforming to gain a voice in the world of writing and staying true to your culture. She pulls pieces from her own life experiences and works from other looked over women writers of color to make her point and connect to her audience letting them know she is part of their plight to be heard. In my rewrite of the essay “A Letter in “tongues”” I changed the delivery from a letter to a free verse poem condense Anzaldua 's message from Writing Women of color to just discriminated women writers just in general. They both focused use of pathos and ethos but mine leans more towards ethos pointing out that the dominant ideology of english writing being the only way to be heard as a writer that it is denying the voice of writing women of color and that is ethically wrong not what has happened to herself to invoke feeling.
Cornel West spoke at Texas A&M University-Commerce as a guest speaker on September 28th in order to discuss why race matters in 2016. He talked about different subjects including race in politics, social justice, social economics, police accountability, and prominent social justice warriors. Filling the shoes of Martin Luther King
Name Tutor Course Date Rhetorical reading response "Context" In her essay, “Context” (1994), Dorothy Allison states that knowing a person well and deeply depends on and requires personal knowledge of their upbringing and social life. The essay was published as a memoir to reflect on people’s perception about others. Dorothy employs flashbacks and comparison in order to express her opinions on understanding, trusting and judging a person. She uses flashback and comparison to show that context provides a varied angle about a person. She further argues that, when not properly understood, it can easily breed rivalry between people from varied social backgrounds. Dorothy writes her essay to a general audience and expresses her opinions about context, upbringing environment, and a social group having a fundamental role in a person’s character.
The rhetorical devices found in the speech that Jane Addams wrote are hypophora, metaphor, conduplicatio, enumeratio, and personification. Each of these devices has a purpose in the passage, with the author combining all of the devices to strengthen her essay. The most frequent rhetorical device in the passage is Hypophora,
In the memoir “Two or Three Things I Know for Sure”, Dorothy Allison recites stories from her life that ultimately depict the oppression and liberation seen in gender, sexuality, and social class. Intersectionality is a theme that can be seen throughout the book. Intersectionality is the overlapping of characteristics (such as sex, gender, race, class, and sexuality) that forms a person’s identity. Although people may have similar traits and characteristics, they are distinct from person to person. They can depict different features about different people throughout society.
Florence Kelley was a United States social worker and reformer who fought successfully for child labor laws and improved conditions for working women. Throughout her speech to the Philadelphia Convention of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, she stresses the importance of changing the working conditions that are in place for children. By using child labor as her baseline, Kelley is able to talk about her main point, which is her suggestion for women’s rights with the help of repetition, strong word choice, and opposition.
Barbara Bush gave a speech unlike any other, a speech to an audience that had gone as far as to protest her even coming to speak to the point where her husband the President of the United States had to stand up for her (Eidenmuller). A speech that combined the use of Aristotle's Ethos, Pathos, and Logos in such a manner that each aspect grew the next. As one aspect developed in her speech it boosted the other up as well, allowing her to come from behind and present the True American Dream - the individual's personal dream. To an audience that despite her individual accomplishments looked down on her because of her Title First Lady.