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Analyzing Your Speechs Rhetorical Strategies Introduction: Tell your reader what speech you are analyzing, who

gave it, when and where it was delivered, a brief su ary of what it is about, and state ent about its significance! "lease also state the spea#ers persuasive purpose! In 1992 at the Republican National Convention in Houston, Texas, Mary Fisher, an HIV positive !other "ith an e#ucate# an# a$$luent bac%&roun#, ur&e# the Republican 'arty to brea% its silent con#e!nation o$ HIV()I*+ an# raise national a"areness o$ the issue by settin& asi#e personal pre,u#ices an# creatin& soun# policy that "oul# support )!ericans an# their $a!ilies "ho are personally a$$ecte# by this issue- Her speech "as &roun# brea%in& because it challen&e# the stereotypes lon& hel# a&ainst people "ho are HIV positive, especially those hel# by "hite, e#ucate#, heterosexual )!ericans "ho believe# HIV()I*+ "as an epi#e!ic only a!on& ho!osexuals an# #ru& users- Mary Fisher challen&e# these staunchly hel# assu!ptions an# stereotypes by establishin& a stron& ethos as a "hite, e#ucate# "o!an "ho is also HIV positive .a surprisin& co!bination in the eyes o$ Republicans at the ti!e/ an# utili0in& lo&os an# pathos to appeal to the intellect an# !oral character o$ her au#ience so that her listeners coul# see the proble! an# #evelop e!pathy an# co!passion to"ar#s the HIV()I*+ co!!unityFisher1s persuasive purpose "as $or her au#ience to personally #eci#e to shatter the sti&!as place# upon those "ith HIV()I*+ an# "or% to"ar#s supportin& those $a!ilies openly in society "ithout con#e!nation or sha!e$ody: %ive a line&by&line or paragraph&by&paragraph analysis of the rhetorical strategies the spea#er uses to persuade the audience! Mary Fisher opens her speech by establishin& her purpose2 to 3li$t the shrou# o$ silence "hich has been #rape# over the issue o$ HIV an# )I*+ 4an#5 to brin& our silence to an en#-6 )t this point, she has not yet establishe# her persuasive purpose7the speci$ic action she "ants her listeners to ta%e as a result o$ her speech .ho" exactly are the listeners to brin& the silence to an en#8/7but she #oes set the serious tone o$ her speech i!!e#iately by clearly statin& her purpose, "hich is a strate&y that best $alls un#er lo&os &iven Fisher1s can#i#, i$ not terse, openin&)$ter statin& her purpose, Fisher stren&thens her ethos an# bolsters her authority to spea% on the issue2 she hersel$ is HIV positive- Not only #oes this &ive Fisher the experience an# authority to spea% on the issue, but it also #ra"s on pathos in that the au#ience can connect "ith her as a "o!an, a $ello" Republican, an# a "hite "o!an at that- 3+he1s one o$ us,6 !any listeners !i&ht thin%, an# this invites e!pathy "hich is a po"er$ul use o$ pathos to $urther Fisher1s point so that listeners are e!otionally connecte# to Fisher an# her !essa&eFollo"in& her a#!ission that she is HIV positive, Fisher supports her personal connection to the issue by provi#in& $acts that paint the picture o$ ho" HIV()I*+ is a$$ectin& the country an# "orl#2 3T"o hun#re# thousan# )!ericans are #ea# or #yin&- ) !illion !ore are in$ecte#- 9orl#"i#e, $orty !illion:6 This litany o$ $acts, an exa!ple o$ lo&os, provi#es a

$actual basis $or Fisher1s e!otional reality, &ivin& listeners not only an e!otional reason to respon# to Fisher but an intellectual one as "ell'onclusion: $ring your ideas together! Tal# about the speechs i portance today! Throu&h her art$ul blen# o$ lo&os, pathos, an# ethos, Fisher appeals to the !in#, heart, an# character o$ her au#ience, appealin& to listeners to brea% the silence aroun# HIV()*+ by actively eli!inatin& stereotypes an# "or%in& to brin& chan&e so that her chil#ren an# others a$$ecte# by this issue can $in# support an# co!passion in their co!!unities an# countryThou&h #elivere# sixteen years a&o, Fisher1s !essa&e is still relevant to )!erican society to#ay9hile &reat &ains have been !a#e to #e sti&!ati0e an# support the HIV()I*+ co!!unity, !uch "or% is le$t to co!bat this epi#e!ic an# its acco!panyin& sti&!as both in our country an# the "orl#-