7th period 10/6/11
Timed Write #2
In Hillary Clinton’s Address to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, she effectively uses metaphors and tone to inform the audience. Clinton uses metaphors in her speech to really illustrate the meaning of womens’ rights. Clinton explains that “the progress we have made in the past 15 years is by no means the end of the story. It is, maybe, … the end of the beginning…we have to write the next chapter…” In this quote, Clinton compares the issues in our world today, to a story book. She does this to fully convey the parts of the world’s story. In a story book, there are chapters with different events in each one. Here, Clinton is saying that society is writing the story. Clinton also says in her speech that “women are …lesser creatures undeserving of the treatment and respect…” In this passage, Clinton compares women to something not even human. This metaphor is showing that women aren’t even treated like humans, but more as a filthy dog that nobody cares about. Along with metaphors, Clinton uses tone to present her feelings toward the womens’ rights. Clinton says “These are the stories of what women around the world do every day to confront justice…and promote peace.” Clinton uses a powerful and emotional tone in this quote to show exactly what she thinks. She shares experiences of women and informs that these women do these awful things every single day. By her tone of voice, you can just tell she’s extremely bothered. She also states “…I would hope that we want the same for our daughters…mothers and fathers everywhere would make the world a safe place for our own children.” Clinton is using a desperate and persuading tone here. She is trying to persuade the audience to make the world right using a very desperate, pleading tone by bringing up the audience’s children. She and everybody else knows that parents would do anything for their children....
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