TECHNIQUE/ RHETORICAL DEVICE
| QUOTE/ EXAMPLE
EMOTIVE AND INCLUSIVE LANGUAGE
| * strong and principled * ‘Emancipated..empowered’ women who with their ‘wisdom and experience’ should ‘struggle for justice and peace’ * “Few brave men !”
| Positive words are used to illustrate the vital contribution women can make to the world. Also imposes a flexible and friendly tone.
| * tender as mothers nursing their newly born’, ‘brave as lionesses defending their young’
| By evoking poetic and maternal images she illustrates how women should use their biological tendency to nurture loved ones to and create peace
| RHETORICAL QUESTIONS
| * But is this really a weakness? Could it not be in fact strength?’ * ‘How much more could they not achieve?’
| asks for the obvious truths, asks audience to question themselves and provokes stimulation toward the role of women on a global scale.
women to mould their own destiny’
| Idealises the empowerment of women as being a timeless aim
| PERSONAL ANECDOTE
| * ‘ The convener of this forum suggested that among these global forces and challenges........ to concentrate on peace which occupy all my walking thoughts these days’
| Provides insight into context, background and information about the speaker. Also lend the speech the familiarity of a personal conversation, creates further appeal to ethos .
| HUMOUR AND IRONY
| * “The greatest concourse of women (joined by Few brave men !)”
| Occurs in speakers exordium denotes a persona of open minded and flexible, this notion of women being flexible act to support her self-construction in the latter of the speech as modest, rational and altruistic.
| * ‘ voice some of the common hopes which firmly unite us in our splendid diversity’
| Convey as sense that the speech will be free of dogma, but also reflects the nature and attributes of the UN.
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