Rhetorical Analysis Of Oprah Winfrey's Speech

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On January 7th, 2018, Oprah Winfrey delivered her acceptance speech for the Cecil B. DeMille Award for her outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment at the Golden Globes. She brought the entire audience to their feet and likely invoked the same emotions in the millions of people watching from their televisions at home. She was able to accomplish this by her use of rhetoric in the form of repetition, allusion, and her use of pathos. Throughout her speech, Winfrey used certain words or phrases multiple times in order to emphasize the points she is trying to make. One recurring word she uses is the word truth. She uses this to inspire her audience to stand up for and fight for truth, when she states that “speaking your truth is

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