The Significance of Kalo in Traditional and Modern Hawaiian Society
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Title: Kalo and Its Significance
General Purpose: To inform.
Specific Purpose: To inform my audience about the significance of kalo in traditional Hawaiian society and modern society of Hawaii.
Thesis Statement: Significance of kalo can be found in traditional Hawaiian society as well as the society of Hawaii today.
1. Introduction a. Attention Getter: There is an olelo noeau, or Hawaiian proverb that is as follows: He kuaana ke kalo I ka aina o Hawaii, which means kalo, or taro is the older brother of Hawaii. We take care of kalo, and kalo takes care of us. b. Relate to Audience: As residents of this beautiful aina, or land, kalo is a prevalent figure of our daily…show more content… Back in the day kalo was significant for social and religious purposes, and remains important today because of its nutritional value and use in food. b. Waiwai loa ke kalo i ka poʻe Hawaiʻi. He meaʻai ke kalo, a o ke kalo ke kuaʻana o na kanaka Hawaiʻi.
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Informative Speech – Audience Analysis The audience consists of students from a broad demographic. Of those who filled out the survey, the average age is 26, half are of Hawaiian descent, and 70% is from Hawaii. Those who are from Hawaii had a higher interest in learning about the topic. However, only two surveys out of the 10 claimed to have a lot of knowledge when it comes to kalo, while all the others were neutral or have little knowledge. The overall attitude of the surveys was positive. 60% of the surveys wanted to know about why kalo is significant, or why it’s