Rhetorical Analysis : Malala Yousafzai

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Adewunmi Adebanjo ENGL 1213 Professor Carney 10 February, 2014. Rhetorical analysis of Malala Yousafzai speech “Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter” Twain Mark. Malala Yousafzai, a teenager and the youngest Nobel Prize winner is a testimony to what Mark Twain (the author of several American novels) said in his quote. Yousafzai started the fight for her right to education and fundamental rights after her school was attacked in 2008. The Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai used her Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech to launch an attack on governments that have the resources to begin wars, travel into space but not to enable universal education. She won the Nobel Prize when she was seventeen. On the 10th of December, 2014 Yousafzai became a Nobel laureate. Malala’s Nobel Prize acceptance speech is more than you would expect from a sixteen year old child. During the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony, which took place in Oslo, Yousafzai raised her voice in a silent room in the presence of a distinguished audience to say what she believes is right. She began the speech by saying a very short prayer in her Islam. She greats her audience and salutes the Nobel Peace Prize committee for selecting her for the award. She appreciates her parents there in her trying-times, A rhetorical device is a use of language that is intended to have an effect on its audience. The speech entails many rhetorical terms to make an artistic and credible
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