Commencement speech

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  • Graduation Speech : Commencement Speech

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    Some people have asked to read the commencement address I delivered this morning to the 2013 graduates of Butler University. So here it is. My own commencement speaker, who shall remain nameless, began with a lame joke about how these speeches only come in two varieties: Short and bad. This raised my expectations, and then he went onto speak for 26 minutes, so I’m just going to tell you now: 12 minutes flat, 11:45 if you don’t laugh. Congratulations to all of you here today, and I do mean all of

  • George Saunders Commencement Speech

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    modern culture? In George Saunders commencement address, he tries to make awareness around this topic to the graduates attending the graduation ceremony. He does that because he himself experienced something that he regrets deeply, but he does not regret anything else he has done. The speech itself contains a lot of relatability, and acts fatherly towards the graduates. The speech is made by an American writer and universe professor, George Saunders. In his speech he talks about how we have become

  • Toni Morrison Commencement Speech Analysis

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    and chair at Princeton University, gave a commencement speech at Wellesley college on May 28, 2004 in front of an audience of more than 500. In this speech, she talked about her concerns regarding the future of our planet, the importance of maturity, and taking control of one’s destiny. This essay will analyze the central themes of the speech, and attempt to make sense of the deeper meaning behind some of the language utilized here. Overall, Morrison’s speech reveals her deep sense of frustration with

  • Commencement Speech : Ode I. 11

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    live the right moment and to run out from the thoughts for the future.But in contrast to what Horace said, Oprah Winfrey’s “Commencement address” strongly support the need to be hopeful for tomorrow, where she addresses her audience, the graduates for being an inspiration for others by changing our lives and fate through our hard work. The inspirations she spread through her speech clearly depict the significance of hope she holds in her which change her life from a black Mississippi girl, to the titles

  • Admiral Mcraven's 10 Lessons Commencement Speech

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    is a huge difference between a run of the mill speech and a great one. That difference being its relevance, memorability, and honesty. Admiral William H. McRaven accomplished each of those components in his “10 lessons” commencement speech given at the University of Texas at Austin in 2014. During his speech, Admiral McRaven detailed his time in basic SEAL training and referenced the 10 life lessons that he learned from it. He then ends the speech with a call to action that is met with a tremendous

  • Conan O'Brien Commencement Speech Analysis

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    ENGL101 Final May 15, 2012 Invention Conan O’Brien gave his commencement speech at Dartmouth in 2011, congratulating the graduating class and imparting a few words of wisdom.During his speech, he appealed mostly to pathos and ethos, being as this was a commencement speech, there wasn’t very much need to appeal to logos using stats or facts. He used pathos to appeal to the graduating students by telling about his falling out with NBC and how he came back to fame with his talk show on TBS. He

  • Rhetorical Analysis Of Steve Jobs Commencement Speech

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    Satyam Patel Prof. Elyn Speech 140 - 001 December, 10 2017 Steve Jobs: “There is no reason not to follow your heart”. Steve Job’s commencement speech in 2005 at Stanford University, which is one of the best university in our country was very memorable and inspiring for Stanford graduates and also for audience listening to speech. In his speech, Jobs inspires students and audience to pursue their dreams and always to follow their heart no matter what even though things don’t always go according

  • Analyzing Conan O Brien's Commencement Speech

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    Conan O'Brien’s 2011 Dartmouth College commencement speech was an inspirational but at the same time a comedic presentation. He uses jokes to get his point across and motivate the future graduates. The linguistics that he uses are different from any other speaker at a graduation speech, however he has his own method of delivering his message. Conan O’Brien’s seems very comfortable conveying his commencement speech ,with great posture and eye contact, mostly since he is a talk show host and has experience

  • Carol Degeneres And Bo Jackson Commencement Speech

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    Ellen DeGeneres and Bo Jackson Commencement Speeches In the commencement speeches before the Classes of 2009 at Tulane and Auburn University, well known TV talk show host Ellen DeGeneres and former baseball and football player, Bo Jackson, deliver two compelling speeches inspiring their audiences to go into the real world and be the best person they can be. Bo Jackson and Ellen DeGeneres both successfully utilize their own techniques in order to get their message across. DeGeneres has a lighter

  • David Foster Wallace Commencement Speech Summary

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    In his Commencement speech at the Kenyon University, David Foster Wallace states that humanity as a whole is oblivious to the obvious things in life and has “a close mindedness that amounts to an imprisonment so total that the prisoner doesn’t even know he’s locked up” 1. He touches upon this concept of how people get caught up into the day to day routine of their life and they end up feeling empty like something essential is missing from their lives that their life becomes unsubstantial, this is