Mala's Speech By Malala Yousafzai

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Textual Analysis: The extract is a speech delivered by Malala Yousafzai at United Nation’s assembly, 2012. Malala enforces of the use of persuasive and influential language to promote youth education through her speech. By mentioning about the impact of narrow mindset in youth’s lifestyle creates a problem in their education. Her commitment to the rights of youth’s education and peaceful world is depicted through the skilful use of positive diction, rejuvenating mood and making reference to great leaders. Malala was successfully able to encourage the young girls to receive extensive education, through the constant use of positive diction. The text is in first person’s point of view, speaking about how Malala faced difficulties to stand…show more content…
“This philosophy of non- violence that I have learnt from Gandhi Ji, Bacha Khan and Mother Teresa” this quote was spoken by Malala for the audience implying confident and straightforward tone because the sentence directly portrays the learning. This makes a positive effect for the listeners and readers to clearly delve into the purpose of the speech. The quote represents the direct connection of the influence which was received by the speaker. Whereas, the following lines from the speech “Taliban shot me on the left side of my forehead”, “I am not against anyone, no personal revenge by Taliban”; “I am here to speak up for the right of education of every child” makes the reader feel touched and rejuvenated. The direct mention of the problem makes the reader influence to be in the shoe of the speaker. Malala in her early stage of education encountered a problem which restricted her to continue her education. Therefore, she does not want her youth to experience the…show more content…
In the start, through the uses of metaphor, connotation and visual imagery the main motive of Malala was confronted. She talks about the difficulties and straightforward impact in her lifestyle by sharing her motive. The speech continuous with use of other devices; using an analogy, references of the leaders, reflecting on her difficulties, and making clear for the readers to understand her aim through persuasive language. Finally, the text concludes through uses of metaphorical representation and juxtaposition in “importance of light when we see darkness. We realize the importance of our voice when we are silenced.” By comparing opposite concepts light- dark and voice-silence, she tries to highlight on finding positivity in difficulties, getting aware of fighting against issues in
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