Rhetorical Devices

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Women’s rights is an issue that needed to be rectified. Malala Yousafzai and Hillary Clinton use rhetorical devices such as logos, allusion, and repetition in their speeches.”Address to the United Nations, July 2013” and ”Excerpts from speech given for the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women, 1995” are the speeches used to stress the importance of women and their rights.
Primarily, Hillary uses the rhetorical device logos to persuade the audience of why women’s rights are important. According to paragraph 5 in her speech, she states, “Women comprise more than half the world’s population, 70% of the world’s poor, and two-thirds of those who are not taught to read and write. We are the primary caretakers for most of the world’s children and elderly. Yet much of the work we do is not valued — not by economists, not by historians, not by popular culture, not by government leaders.” She uses statistics to show that although women do a great amount for this world, their work isn’t valued making them seem less important than their male counterparts.
Continually, the second rhetorical device used to emphasize the importance of women’s rights is allusion. ‘Address to the United Nations, July 2013’ states, “This is the compassion that I have learnt from Muhammad-the prophet of mercy, Jesus Christ and Lord Buddha. This is the legacy of change that I have inherited from Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela and Muhammad Ali Jinnah. This is the philosophy of nonviolence that I

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