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Hillary Clinton Speech Analysis
On September 5, 1995, Hillary Rodham Clinton delivers an influential speech regarding the universal women’s egalitarian rights issues. Clinton intends to focus on general global complications concerning women: education, health care, occupations, critical legal and human rights, and political participation. By addressing her notion in Beijing, China, Hillary expresses her objective to audiences across the world, but primarily concentrates this goal on the women residing in China. Hillary utilizes evocative word choice, sympathetic tone, and anaphoric sentence structure throughout her speech to efficiently convey her objective.

Hillary Clinton applies evocative diction throughout her speech to effectively focus on worldwide human rights affairs regarding females. Hillary proclaims, “It is a violation of human rights when women are doused with gasoline, set on fire, and burned to death…It is a violation of human rights when young girls are brutalized by the painful and degrading practice of genital mutilation” (Page 4, Paragraphs 4 and 7). A cruel implication is established with the use of the words “doused” and “brutalized.” The audience will acknowledge that women are deprived of their human rights through these ruthless conducts, and the brutal activities will evoke a sense of guilt. The consciousness of misconduct will also arouse unification among the listeners, who will unite and attempt to grant women the human rights they are entitled to by prohibiting such acts from occurring. Furthermore, Hillary articulates, “It was one of America’s most divisive philosophical wars” (Page 5, Paragraph 1). The word “America” and the phrase “philosophical wars” evoke listeners to consider America’s introspective struggles. The United States is internationally a dominant and influential nation; therefore, countries including China can evaluate the hassles of America and acquire knowledge from it. If similar strategies are used from...
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