Malala Yousafzai Rhetorical Essay

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Women, across the world, have been fighting to gain equal rights publicly since 1848 when Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony lead the Seneca Falls Convention. The purpose of the Seneca Falls Convention was for women to try to gain the right to vote. Although they failed to gain the right to vote in 1848, eventually they received the right to vote in 1920. Even though women today have the right to vote and are “equal” to men, inequality still exists between the two genders. On July 12, 2013, Malala Yousafzai, a teenage girl that started a blog to share her life under Taliban rule, delivered a speech, that enforced her stance on equality and education, to the United Nations for a Youth Assembly on “Malala Day.” In Malala Yousafzai’s speech that she shred in front of world representatives, Yousafzai utilizes anaphora, hortative sentences, and metaphors in order …show more content…
Yousafzai chose to utilize the rhetorical device anaphora in order to create an emphasis to her audience about the point she is about to make. Additionally, she includes hortative sentences in her speech so she can directly address the audience to fight for equality along side her. Also, Yousafzai utilizes metaphors within her speech to compare everyday items to major issues within the world. By utilizing these rhetorical devices, Yousafzai is able to stress the importance of women's rights as well as equal education. Yousafzai feels to need to stress the importance of education for all as well as equal rights for women because she is talking to the leaders of the United Nations for a Youth Assembly on "Malala Day". It is important for Yousafzai to stress these two main ideas about what needs to change in the world in regards to equality because she is talking to the world leaders that represent a lot of different countries in the world; therefore, they are able to help her make this change that she wishes to