Elements of Syntax in Utilitarianism John Stuart Mill was a great master of all things that involved persuasion. This was partly because of his great passion for the philosophy of Utilitarianism. He employed most of the realms of syntax to convince the reader that his ideals, pertaining to Utilitarianism, were the correct way that mankind should act in all situations. One of the first things about Mill’s work that is evident is his use of a sort of question and answer structure. “I feel that…preference,” is answered in the next paragraph with “until, by the improvement…in our character,” and “How can the will…or awakened,” is answered by the following sentence “Only by making the person desire virtue.” Mill does this to engage his audience in Utilitarianism and to answer common questions regarding his philosophy.
The repetition of rhetorical questions in most people’s opinions would be considered an effective strategy. Repetition being another key weapon in Dr. King’s arsenal can drill certain ideas into the reader’s head, which is a good thing when persuading. Repetition for effect is used expertly when Dr. King repeats the phrase, “I have” to emphasize his multitude of experiences in the field of view like, “I have watched white churchmen stand on the sideline and mouth pious irrelevancies and sanctimonious trivialities” (215). Martin Luther King’s Letter From Birmingham Jail was taken well and was well respected not only by the clergymen, but by a multitude of people throughout history. This is because of the writing strategies he used that included flattery, display of credentials, allusions, use of metaphors, repetition for effect, guilt, and use of rhetorical questions, just to name a
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. may have been one of the most influential leaders of his time and maybe even of all time, but it was the way in which he delivered his speeches and who he directed them towards that made him appeal to his listeners. The influence behind King’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” and his “I Have a Dream Speech” relied directly on his use of the power of rhetoric and the awareness of his audience. The shift of tones throughout these two works of King is what brings about the way in which the audience is directed and who it is directed towards. “Letter from Birmingham Jail” Dr. King is directly in a non-broadened way addressing clergymen who were putting him to task for the non-violent protests in what they considered to
In this letter Martin Luther King Jr. shows that he is there for his fellow people and justice. He states: “I am in Birmingham because injustice is here.” Kings letter also shows that these demonstrations were actually quite timely, appropriate, and impactful. When Martin Luther King Jr. wrote this letter he was well renowned as a leader of the Civil Rights Movement. He was known for his peaceful acts of protest and his powerful biblical style of speaking. When King gave his speeches his voice was strong and prevailing but the tone was calm and passionate.
The United States potato chip industry employs around 60,000 people. The potato chip was created by George Crum, a Native American, who worked as a chef in a fine restaurant in New York in 1835. George Crum never patented the potato chip and the chip wasn’t created on purpose. In fact, the potato chip was made when a customer ordered fries and thought that the fries were too thick and send back his order. George Crum then decided to make fries that were really thin and would be hard to eat with a fork in a way of irritating the customer.
He often begins his writing with (or has in the second paragraph) a joke that he refers to in the end of his work. For example, he prefaced his trip to the pro-Obama bake sale with the fact that as a journalist, he is not supposed to support candidates financially. At the end, he framed his article by mentioning he bought $8 worth of baked goods, and would like to donate the same to a pro-Romney hedge fund (because he believes there are no Romney bake
The sit-ins ended segregation in the restaurants and lunch counters for the black people of the community. Franklin McCain was interviewed by Howell Raines for his book My Soul Is Rested: Movement Days in the Deep South Remembered (1977). He also was interviewed by Gary Younge for his book No Place Like Home (2000). He had no problem telling his story to these two authors he told them they should have been done this long before they interviewed him. The was one other person who needs to be recognized which is Stokley Carmichael who was interviewed by Gordon Parks when he made the statement about the publicity hounds and then realizing the purpose of all of the sit-ins for
The strength in his voice tells the listener that he is confident about what he is talking about which is very important or no one would listen to what he had to say. He also made good eye contact which showed a sense of emotion which goes deep into the hearts of the people. King’s speech is persuasive because he knows how to convince people what he is saying is right by relating it to them in a deep, personal way. He uses metaphors that help relate situations to all of the listeners. For example, King said, “America has given the negro a bad check, a check which has come back marked ‘Insufficient funds.’” He is trying to point out that freedom for African Americans is something that was promised but never given.
As King Jr. inspires his audience on how the whites should be shameful because they have broken many promises and King is hoping to elicit action from his audience because they will come to understand that things will not change without action In conclusion, the thesis to Martin Luther King Jr. I Have A Dream is, he was dreaming of a world in which racial relations would be marked with equality for all, in every sense and in every place King Jr. uses all three rhetorical modes as well Ethos, Logos and Pathos. This speech is very powerful in emotion giving the sense of sadness, fear, hopefulness, shame, disappointment etc…. King uses (logos) in convincing his audience and giving them hope to having freedom and putting an end to discrimination. When reading the speech King uses a strong appeal (ethos) in convincing his audience that “now is the time” no more waiting and take action on what has become.
Questions on Rhetoric and Style 3) King’s allusions to biblical figures and events appeal to ethos because he is proving to have credibility in what he is saying since he is referring to the bible, which many people read. Therefore, people will comprehend and trust him. It appeals to pathos since many people are religious, King is utilizing that to connect to other people’s ideas and feelings, therefore people will feel what he is feeling. 11) On paragraph 16 of the “Letter from Birmingham Jail”, Martin Luther King repeats the words “unjust law” which has an important effect on audience. He is describing what unjust laws are to him with a serious tone, but calm at the same time.