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Analysis of a speech by Oprah Winfrey

The 2018 Golden Globe Awards were handed out last night (7 January 2018). There were several highlights and many winners, but the overwhelming consensus is that Oprah Winfrey stole the show. Winfrey, a talk show host, actress and philanthropist was … Continue reading

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The Rhetorical Genius of Muhammad Ali

The world has lost a legend. A boxing legend, a sporting legend, a human legend. Muhammad Ali has passed away at the age of 74. Born Cassius Marcellus Clay in Louisville, Kentucky. Ali gained worldwide attention in 1960 when, at the age … Continue reading

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“It’s Halftime in America” — An Analysis

Every year, the commercials during the Superbowl are anticipated with almost as much enthusiasm as the game itself. This year was no exception. One commercial that caught my attention was Chrysler’s motivational offering entitled “It’s Halftime America” and featuring Clint Eastwood. … Continue reading

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Rhetorical Devices: Polysyndeton

This post is part of a series on rhetoric and rhetorical devices. For other posts in the series, please click this link. Device: Polysyndeton Origin: From the Greek πολυσύνδετος (polysyndetos), meaning “bound together”. In plain English: The repetition of conjunctions such … Continue reading

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