A Rhetorical Analysis Of Powerful Speech By Hillary Rodham Clinton

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Imagine being a woman in the 19th century, feeling useless, unpaid, under-appreciated, and isolated from the world of possibilities. Throughout the 20th century, our opinion on women changed drastically. From not being able to vote and barely treated as human beings, women today are thriving. Though this is true, there is still much more to be done for them to be considered “equal” to men which is why women got together at the United Nation’s fourth world conference on women in 1995. UN’s fourth world conference was an event that set strategic objectives and actions for the advancement of women and the achievement of gender equality. Through the use of repetition, powerful language and personal experiences, Hillary Rodham Clinton, a speaker at this event, conveys a powerful speech on women equality in the world …show more content…
“...the world who are denied the chance to go to school, or see a doctor, or own property, or have a say about the direction of their lives, simply because they are women. The truth is that most women around the world work both inside and outside the home, usually by necessity.” Clinton is using powerful diction to apply emotion in the audience and impel them them to face the reality of how women are treated around the world. “Those of us who have the opportunity to be here have the responsibility to speak for those who could not.” By using powerful diction, clinton tries to convince the audience about standing up for treatment of women The final instance of powerful diction to inspire the listeners is “Godspeed and thank you very much”. Godspeed means farewell and is usually used to say goodbye to someone who is leaving on a journey. Clinton uses this phrase because she is setting her audience off on a journey to speak up for women’s rights. [insert concluding sentence