February 5

Rhetorical Introduction

After closely reading the speech and prompt, write your introductory paragraph here. Remember to be specific. When addressing strategies, discuss how the speaker connects with her particular audience. Use active verbs. Do not forget to proofread. Stay on top of you composition. I will let you know if I need you to revise.

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  1. Abraham N.

    Abraham N.
    Ms. Keeble
    AP English 11
    Period 5
    7 February 2013

    In Florence Kelley’s speech before the convention of the National American Woman Suffrage Association in Philadelphia on July 22, 1905, she proclaims that child labor laws in the south are too harsh for young children to endure. The author first supports her thesis by using imagery and concrete details to intense her views to create an emotion from the crowd, and to conclude, she asks a question with the intent to get the audience thinking about everything said in the speech. Her purpose is to enlist sympathy from the crowd in order to get her point across. Kelley seems to have an older male and female audience in mind because the males are the one who can make changes, while the speech concerns women.

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    1. tashak38 (Post author)

      Great start Abraham. Revise please: factual problem–the problem’s in the South? Read again. And “to intense” should be “to intensify.” “To create an emotion from the crowd” should say specifically… “to evoke _______________ (what emotion, be specific here) in the audience.” You have to stay away from trite, informal diction. It diminshes your credibility. That applies to everyone. Revise this please. The speaker evokes an emotion within his/her audience. That is how you phrase that assertion. Revise for credit. Let me know when you are done.

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  2. Sarai Polanco

    Sarai P.
    AP English
    Keeble
    7 February 2013

    FLorence Kelley’s speech at the convention for the National Woman Suffarage Association in Philadelphia blatantly states Kelley’s position on child labor. Throughout her speech, Kelley uses rhetorical appeals to try and persuade listeners to feel pity towards the children whom are working long hours well in to the night. Kelley does so not only to envoke pity however, but to also persuade women at the Convention to enlist men to help their cause “in the name of their children.” Not only is she trying to reach women with her speech, but she is also attempting to reach the workingclass men who have the right to vote.

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  3. Amacalli Duran

    Amacalli Duran
    Ms. Keeble
    AP English

    As the United States followed in suit of Great Britain and industrialized, the least of their worries regarded safety and fairness to workers. The United States eagerly desired to be on top and business owners selfishly slaved their workers so they could meet this goal. Florence Kelley, a United States worker and reformer, addressed the issue of abusive work labor towards women. Using rhetorical appeals, Kelley asserts how the atrocities of child and women labor needed to be restricted. She manipulates the emotion of sympathy by repeating “while we sleep” and also when she states, “The children make our shoes……” Not only does the audience feel guilty, but they pity the work ethic and lifestyle these young girls must endure for their benefit. Kelley then criticizes the audiences own morals when she asks, “What can we do to free our consciences?” Kelley targets the audience’s pity and brings awareness to their greediness. Filled with sorrow, because these young girls are working for their own materialistic needs, the audience is filled with the want for change.

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    1. tashak38 (Post author)

      Well said, Amacalli. I would caution you against including too many cds in your introductory paragraph. Save it for your body paragraphs. Your job in the intro is to lay out where you’re going to go. Try not to use more than one concrete detail in your intro. I say you can do it because you’re such a confident writer, but it is not highly recommended. This is excellent, otherwise.

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  4. Thomas T

    Thomas T
    Ap English
    Period 1
    7 September 2013

    Florence Kelley’s speech on child labor in the US attempts to convince her audience that the labor requirements for children is ridiculous. Kelley’s speech attempts to manipulate the character and emotions of her audience to see her point of view on child labor all the while giving facts on the situation. Kelley attempts to appeal to business owners through their character while using diction to decisively persuade their character. Kelley also uses imagery to force her audience to sense the depth of child labor. The speech’s strong use of diction, imagery, and ethos attack her audience’s character and emotions against them.

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    1. tashak38 (Post author)

      Well done, Thomas–subject verb agreement in first sentence “is” should be “are.” Requirements is plural, right?

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  5. Valeria Diaz

    Valeria Diaz
    Ms. Keeble
    AP English
    Period 5
    In Florence Kelly’s speech, she let the reader know how kids around the world have been working for many hours in their innocent lives. Kelly’s goal is to make the reader feel pity for not doing anything about the case. She states facts that would help her essay on child labor to solve a proplem she desperatly wants to see change. Her speech lets Americans know more abput child labor and hopes for a good change to happen.

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  6. Maliko P.

    Maliko P.
    Ms. Keeble
    Period: 02
    6 February 2013

    In Florence Kelly’s gave a speech about child labor laws at the National Women’s Suffrage Convention. Her main purpose was to talk about the young girls who would have to “work while we sleep”. These young girls would have to work long and brutal hours for little to know pay just to make ends meet. Kelly wanted to make everyone at the convention feel grief for contributing by purchasing the products.She also glorifies Alabama because they do not have child work law and Kelly believes that this should be the case everywhere in the United States. Kelly’s intended audience is the people of America because citizens can fight for what’s right in our government.

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  7. Phuong-My N.

    Phuong-My N.
    Keeble
    AP English, Per. 2
    6 February 2013

    Rhetorical Introduction

    In her speech before the convention of the National American Women Suffrage Association (1905), Florence Kelley discusses the issues of child labor and suggests a solution to help stop it. The author first gives facts on child labor and how the laws differ between states by using Alabama, Georgia, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania as examples. She then tells an anecdote about a little girl forced to work late at night on her thirteenth birthday to let her audience feel remorseful and to urge them to act upon the unjust laws of child labor. To conclude, she asks rhetorical questions to show that if people spoke up against child labor, there would not be any. Her purpose is to address a topic everyone feels guilty about in order to convince them to help make a change. She seems to have parents, mostly women in mind, due to the fact her speech takes place before the convention of NAWSA and that parents would not want their children working all day and night.

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  8. Bilguun Batdorj

    Bilguun Batdorj

    Ms. Keeble

    AP English

    On July 22 1905, Florence Kelly delivered an anti-child worker speech for the National American Women Suffrage Association’s convention. She showcases to her audience how difficult the lives of child workers can be, both emotional and physical. In order to connect to the audience emotionally, Florence details the daily tasks a child has to do when at work. This achieves sympathy from the audience and makes them relook at the morality of making children work for more than 8 hours. For the less sympathetic listeners, she addresses the difference between states that limit child workers and the ones that do not to maximize the potential for her speech to turn out as an success.

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  9. Ryan C.

    Ryan C.
    Ap English
    Period 1

    In Florence Kelley’s speech, which was delivered in front of the National American Women Suffrage Association on July 22, 1905, discussed the issue of child labor many American states. Her purpose was to improve the working conditions of child labor. She persuades her audience with information of what the laws are and with a sense of morals to be thought of. Her speech’s audience is everyone because the speech is trying to inform every one of the conditions of child labor so that there can be change in the labor force of children.

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  10. Jhoann B.

    Jhoann B.
    Ms. Keeble
    AP Eng 11 Per 2
    6 February 2013

    In her speech at a convention held by the National American Woman Suffrage Association during 1905, Florence Kelly conveys that child labor is an immoral institution in need of reform. The author first captures her audience’s attention by introducing readers to the victims of this labor system, specifically children under the age of sixteen. Kelly then appeals to her audience’s emotions by repeating the phrase “while we sleep,” evoking feelings of guilt in readers. To conclude, she mentions the wearisome jobs children perform to intensify the culpability of those advocating for the continuation of child labor. Kelly’s purpose is to motivate women into action in order to terminate the existence of child labor. Considering the fact that Kelly chose to deliver her speech at a NAWSA convention, women seem to be her targeted audience because they are very influential when it comes to the wellbeing of children.

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  11. Caitlin H.

    Caitlin Huie
    Ms. Keeble
    AP English Per 2
    6 February 2013

    In Florence Kelley’s speech at the National American Woman Suffrage Association (1905), she expresses her thoughts on child labor. Kelley supports her opinion by stating facts about the number of children working throughout day and night for money. She then appeals to our emotions by explaining how thousands of little girls will be working during the night while others sleep and how after their fourteenth birthday, they will have to work all night long. To conclude, Kelley demands that they should free the “children from the toil” by using repetition throughout her conclusion. Her purpose is to convince the people that child labor should be abolished. She seems to have a sympathetic audience in mind because of the emotion she exerts about child labor and how they are trapped to work day and night.

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  12. Kiloni D

    Kiloni Driskell
    6 February 2013
    AP English
    2

    In Florence Kelley’s speech at the convention of National American Woman Suffrage Association in 1908, she emphasizes that child labor needs to be abolished. The author first supports her assertion explaining the two million children under the age of sixteen working long hours to earn their bread. She then makes the audience feel sympathy when she repeats “tonight, while we sleep” illustrating the liitle boys and girls working at a cotton mill past midnight, robbed of school life. Her purpose is to get the working men to help fight the cause of child labor. She seems to have targeted the children’s parents because she knows they are the only one who can help stop the treacherous conditions, also because the only one who can vote are the men.

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  13. Yarelli Lopez

    Yarelli Lopez
    Ms. Keeble
    AP English Language & Composition
    6 February 2013

    Florence Kelley’s speech acknowledges that during the early 1900’s, child labor became a popular issue in the United States. She promotes it a little before the National American Woman Suffrage Convention in Philadelphia and focuses on specifically targeting the people that take no action in stoping child labor. Kelley uses various examples of appeals: pathos, ethos, and logos. She also uses repetition, for example, “little girls”, is repeated a few times throughout the speech. Lastly, her syntax helps her provide a strong argument about giving women the right to vote, so they can get more votes in against child labor.

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    1. tashak38 (Post author)

      You are a good writer, Yarelli. I want you to focus on academic phrases to replace conversational phrases. Example: “promotes it a little…” That is how we speak. How else could you say that? How could you revise it for academic, formal diction? Also, no more pathos, logos, or ethos. Say specifically the form each takes and decide on which you will focus. Revise and let me know when you finish. Also, let me know if you have questions. I think I will have a few extra writing sessions after school soon.

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  14. Merritt Walker

    Merritt Walker
    Ms. Keeble
    AP English 2
    06 February 2013

    In Florence Kelley’s speech, she argues that child labor robs children of their childhood. Kelley states facts demonstrating the long hours, and “adult” jobs the child laborers have to do. She appeals to the audience’s emotions by trying to have them feel sympathy for the young workers. Her purpose it to convince people that child labor is wrong, and to support her in enlisting the workingmen voters. She seems to have an adult audience, specifically parents because she knows that they worry about their kids. This audience is able to sympathize and relate with her because they want their children to be safe, and they don’t want them working so late and long.

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  15. Haley R.

    Haley R.
    Ms. Keeble
    AP English 11 per 2
    6 January 2013

    In Florence Kelley’s speech before the convention of the National American Women Suffrage Association, she pushes for formal child labor laws. Kelley directs her speech towards a group of citizens looking for change; change for the better of everyone. Kelley states, “…Two million children under the age of sixteen years who are earning their bread.” She begins with this statement to bring a strong emotion of not pity but, remorse for what we have not attempted to prevent. Kelley also uses an assertive tone that actually has a passive-aggressive undertone to really impact how you interpret her cause of child labor laws.

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  16. Canyon Riley

    Canyon R
    Ms. Keeble
    AP English 11
    6 February 2013

    In her speech given before the convention of the National American Woman Suffrage Association (1905), Florence Kelley addresses the issues of child labor. The author first presents facts of which states have child labor laws and compares them to states without such laws. Then she challenges her audience’s morals by sympathizing with these overworked children. Her purpose is to illustrate the harmful effects child labor has on minors in hopes that it will one day abolished. Although she delivers her speech at the National American Woman Suffrage Association, she targets men because they have the power to vote for a change.

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  17. Hannah R.

    Hannah Reddy
    Ms. Keeble
    AP English, Period 2
    6 February 2013

    In Florence Kelley’s speech before the convention of the National Woman Suffrage Association in Philadelphia on July 22, 1905, she expresses her views on child labor. The author first conveys her opinions by stating facts of child labor laws across the country; and to conclude she states “free the children” by repeating the phrase towards the end of her speech. Her purpose is to bring attention to the unfair working labor brought on to children in order to “free the children.” She seems to have a sympathetic audience in mind because of her use of describing the young children who are forced to work and explaining how men and women are depriving the children from necessary activities such as school.

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  18. Desiree N.

    Desiree N.

    Ms. keeble

    Ap English 11

    6 February 2013

    In Florence Kelly’s speech at the National American Women Suffrage Association, she proposes her thoughts on child labor. She things the working conditions for children should be better and their hours should be greatly reduced. Kelly appeals to people’s emotion when she states that a young white girl is working while we sleep, this appeals to most American families. She also uses imagery to make people understand what children have to go through just to make enough money to eat some bread. Kelly makes child labor into a sympathetic topic.

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  19. Oscar G.

    Oscar G.
    Period 1
    In the beginning of the 20th century, Florence Kelley noticed a problem that perhaps everybody saw but people just chose not to say anything towards the issue. In July 22, 1905 Kelley gave a speech in a convention of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. Kelley addressed children as small as six or seven years of age working during the day or night with no say against it. Child labor back then was broad and seen a lot in this time, almost always it was fought for the better of the children.

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  20. Kiana Ledda

    Kiana Ledda
    Keeble
    AP English, Period 5
    February 5, 2013
    In Florence Kelly’s speech against child labor, she vividly explains the struggles that young children go through once they are employed. To capture her audience, Kelly first introduces the readers to the ages that children are working, which is under the age of the sixteen. She then repeats the phrase “while we sleep” to emphasize the long night shifts that young girls have to work. Finally, she explains the various jobs that children have to work such as making shoes, knitting stockings, and braid straw for hats. Her purpose in writing this speech is to gain supporters against child labor in order to stop the pain that children go through while being employed in America. Kelly seems to target her speech towards parents because they are the ones who need to help their children pertain a better future.

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  21. Mercedes G.

    Mercedes G.
    Ms. Keeble
    AP English, per. 2
    2-6-2013
    In Florence Kelly’s speech she talked about how kids in the United States are working horrible hours while nobody does anything about it. In her speech she would use the audience’s emotion as a part of the speech to get them worried and guilty about the children that are working all night while they sleep. She also uses facts to enlighten the audience more about child labor and also to show how serious it is for children to work late which is not healthy. Throughout her speech she was just giving the audience more knowledge about child labor in the United States.

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  22. Aaron Chon

    Aaron Chon
    Ms Keeble
    AP English 11
    07 February 2013

    In Florence Kelly’s formal address to the National American Women Suffrage Association, she reveals the distaste of child labor and the actions that should be taken to remove it. She makes her audience feel ignorant and guilty by introducing statistics that demonstrate the danger and tediousness of the labor performed by children, even at night. Her purpose is to gather the support of women through the vote in order to stop the continuation of child labor. Kelly has a citizen audience in mind because they do not highly value the business value of children, and are able to use their vote.

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    1. tashak38 (Post author)

      I like your precision here, Aaron. I wonder if that last phrase is purposefully repetitive. It’s a bit circular. See if you can state what you mean plainly, rather than in a negative construct.

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  23. Alexia G. (period 1)

    Kelly Florence bravely advocates for child labor and working conditions for women. In her speech she displays how the child labor laws differ between states where some allow children to work twelve hours. Florence targets the audience through a sympathetic yet demanding tone to gain support for the labor reforms. She appeals to the audience’s childhood experiences and emotion to achieve her endorsement.

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    1. tashak38 (Post author)

      Great job Alexia. You are doing so very well. Look at that verb, “displays.” I think it connotes a sort of showcase. I wonder if you could think of a more precise verb for what she’s doing. Is she comparing? Is she cataloguing? Is she narrating?

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  24. Dominique N

    Dominique N
    Ms. Keeble
    AP English 11 Per 2
    6 February 2013

    In her speech delivered at the National American Woman Suffrage Association in Philadelphia on July 22, 1905, Florence Kelly addressed the problem of child labor and stated how it should be abolished. Kelly supports her statement by using rhetorical language and examples to persuade the audience by appealing to their emotions. Kelly achieves this by creating a tone, which is backed up with her creative imagery, details, and language. Kelly uses statics and personal stories about the child laborers that draw connections to the audience, appealing to them both emotionally and mentally. Her purpose is to persuade the audience that child labor is a problem that should be abolished once and for all.

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  25. Areli S

    Areli Sanchez
    Ms. Keeble
    AP Enlgish 11, 2
    February 2013

    In Florence Kelley’s speech at the National American Woman Suffrage Association on July 22, 1905, she voices her strong opinions regarding child labor and attempts to induce her audience that action should be taken. Kelley supports her message by bringing in factual data throughout her speech, and she attempts to appeal to her audience by using guilt in order to evoke thoughts and strong emotions reagarding the issue. Kelley’s purpose is to persuade her audience that child labor is a horrid practice in order to abolish it. She seems to have an adult male audience in mind because in her speech she metions if women could vote would this be occuring.

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  26. Brittany-Ann D.

    Brittany-Ann V. Dela Cruz
    Keeble
    AP English
    6 February 2013

    In her speech before the convention of the National American Women Suffrage Association, social worker Florence Kelley addresses the issue of child labor. In the speech, she clearly discusses the deficits of under aged working conditions to create a tone of demand and change. Kelley utilizes the demeaning tone to build connections with her audience. She uses these appeals as strategies to convey her message and push the audience in supporting her reform.

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  27. Heather H.

    Heather H.
    Ms. Keeble

    AP English: 
Period 2
    
6 February 2013
    In her speech to the National American Women Suffrage Association in 1905, Florence Kelley emphasizes the urgent need for reforms regarding child labor. Kelly presents horrifying statistics that bring a strong factual basis to her argument. Repeatedly, after stating some shocking working conditions that children endure, Kelley adds, “while we sleep”. This phrase induces feelings of guilt, as children are off working themselves to the bone while others are blissfully sleeping. Kelly clearly targeted a broad audience with this speech, as it speaks to all who care about children.

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  28. Johanna G.

    Johanna G.
    Keeble
    AP English, Per. 2
    6 February 2013

    In Florence Kelley’s speech on child labor (1905), she explains that the laws for child labor should be adjusted in order to keep children safe and healthy. The author first supports her claim by stating the statistics of how many children under the age of sixteen work to earn their daily meal or ration. Then, Kelley appeals to her audience by saying that children will be in cotton mills or textile mills working a long shift of eleven hours over night while they will be in their beds, sleeping soundly. She completes her speech by outlining how we contribute to child labor by purchasing the items that the children make. Finally, she addresses that she and everyone else can make it a priority to end child labor.

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    1. tashak38 (Post author)

      Johanna, instead of giving us the details about the speech, make more general statements about what kind of rhetorical move she’s actually making. For instance, “Kelly appeals to her audience by saying that children will be…” This is an example of her relying on vivid, explicit details to invoke guilt and sympathy in her audience. That’s the rhetorical strategy. Save the concrete details for the body paragraphs.

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  29. Tanzeel H.

    Tanzeel Hak
    Ms. Keeble
    AP English, Period 2
    6 February 2013

    In Florence Kelley’s National American Women Suffrage Association speech, she illustrates that it is immoral to have child labor. The writer first defends her opinion by creating a depressing background to grab the reader/listener’s heart, she then states, “Tonight while we sleep, several thousand little girls will be working in textile mills, all the night through…,” to conclude she continues to make the reader or listener feel guilty for not stopping child labor. Kelley’s purpose is to grab a person’s heart in order to bring child labor to their attention. She seems to have a women audience in mind because mothers are more nurturing and caring for their child, so they would be more likely to take a stand to make a difference.

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  30. Dartise

    Dartise
    Feb. 6, 2013
    Ap English

    In Florence Kelley’s speech, she wanted to enforce child labor loss at the National American Women Suffrage Association convention in Philadelphia. She had a very powerful tone when expressing the children working long hours in unsanitary conditions. Her audience is towards white women and the purpose was to enforce child labor laws.

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  31. Veronica

    Veronica
    Feb. 6, 2013
    Ap English

    In Florence Kelley’s speech at the National American Women Suffrage Association in Philadelphia, she discusses her dislike on child labor and how it should be abolished. She also refers to how different states have unreasonable laws that go against how a child shouldn’t be in unsanitary conditions nor working until night time for long hours. Kelley uses specific rhetoric devices in her speech, but she mostly uses guilt and shame to appeal to those businesses who use and abuse children. She wants those businesses to abolish child labor, so she persuades her audience by stating how different states go about child labor.

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  32. Dennise Vazquez

    Dennise Vazquez
    Period 2

    In Florence Kelly’s speech before the convention of the National American Woman Suffrage Association in Philadelphia, Kelly uncovers her thoughts towards child labor. Kelly talks about how child labor is bad for the children’s health and well being. Kelly is not asking for child labor to stop, she is asking for better working conditions and laws. While doing so she makes the audience feel culpable by reminding them that while they sleep children are going to be awake working so they can earn their own bread.

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  33. Rachael B.

    Rachael B.
    Ms. Keeble
    AP English 11
    6 February 2013

    In her speech against child labor, Florence Kelley emphasizes that children should not be working as it was something adults should solely do. Florence Kelley captures the sympathy of those listening by telling of the many tasks, dangerous or difficult, children must do to support either themselves or their families. She closely points at the states for not creating these laws and endangering the safety of America’s youth. Her purpose is to gather support of the people to halt the increase of child labor and cease children from having to work. Kelley has a parental audience in mind because she understands parents care about the welfare and safety of their children; parents are the only ones who could stop child labor.

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  34. Alexis l.

    Alexis l.
    Ms. Keeble
    AP English 11
    2/6/13
    In Florence Kelley’s speech at the convention of National American Woman Suffrage Association held in Philadelphia, Kelley announces, in depthe, her dislike towards child labor. For example ,“They spin and weave our cotton underwear in the cotton mills.” this puts the audience in a situation that creates a depressing mood. This makes the audience belive that child labor is wrong. Since males were only able to vote at the time, they were the audience ahe needed to persuade. Her purpose is to compel her audience to support their cause in order to successfully establish efficient child labor laws. She shows asserts that the children should not work in life threatening factories and to stop the unjust work labor.

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  35. Niauni

    Niauni Hill
    Ms. Keeble
    AP English
    Period 1
    6 February 2013

    In her speech at the comvention of National American Women Suffrage Association held in Philadelphia, Florence Kelley discusses how she despises child labor and wants it to be abolished in other words. In her speech, she mentions the harsh treatments and working hours the kids are faced with and etc. She then targets us Americans and fills our hearts with empathy an sympathy. She does this by saying things like, “They spin and weave our cotton underwear in the cotton mills.” Florence Kelley appeals to the audience sense of heroes. She makes them want to be those who want to help.

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  36. Niauni

    Niauni Hill
    Ms. Keeble
    AP English
    Period 1
    6 February 2013

    In her speech at the comvention of National American Women Suffrage Association held in Philadelphia. Florence Kelley discusses how she despises child labor and wants it to be abolished in other words. In her speech, she mentions the harsh treatments and working hours the kids are faced with and etc. She then targets us Americans and fills our hearts with empathy an sympathy. She does this by saying things like, “They spin and weave our cotton underwear in the cotton mills.” Florence Kelley appeals to the audience sense of heroes. She makes them want to be those who want to help.

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  37. Tresean Mitchell

    Tresean Mitchelll

    Ms.Keeble
    A.P. English 11
    2/5/13

    Florence Kelley gives this speech at the Nation American Woman Suffrage Association to show the depth of her dislike towards child labor through out the country. She uses several rhetorical devices throughout this speech but one that stand out is pathos, she use guilt and shame to reach her audience like when she says, “while we sleep little white girl will be working tonight in the mills..”. She puts the audience themselves into situation them feels to make them feel worse about the fact the children are working all night. Later in the speech she states that there was even a law repealed that would’ve had an huge impact on the issue at hand having women and children required to stop working at six in the evening and noon on Fridays. This creates even more feeling to act with haste now knowing such a law was repealed and making the road to achieving their goal just even more so outta hands reach. All this creates an audience that feels the urgency of the issue and the want to do something about it.

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  38. Raymond P

    Raymond P
    AP English
    Ms. Keeble
    6 February 2013

    In Florence Kelley’s speech against child labor(1905), she veracity’s that children should not be working at factories at a very young age and wants it eradicated. The author first overtures the audience with emotional appeal with the children working to earn bread; she then describes how states are passing laws that children will work all night long. Her purpose is to reach out to others in order for the children’s freedom; she is willing to do anything to help them. She seems to have the intention to redeem the children lives back. She appeals to everyone in the U.S who can vote because she wants change in the children’s lives.

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  39. Jose Prado

    Jose Prado
    Period 5

    In Florence Kelley’s speech about child labor for the National American Women Suffrage Association in Philadelphia on July 22, 1905 she announced how bad and unfair it is for an underaged girl to work for more than 8 hours at night. She makes her audience feel guilty and responsible for not trying to do something about it or to make some laws to control child labor. Florence Kelly just wants child labor to be regulated or have restrictions so for her audience to take it serious she had a demanding and emotional tone for them to take it serious. She seems to target the parents of the kids because they are the ones who can strike or vote for laws to improve child labor.

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  40. Sidney

    Sidney
    Keeble
    Ap English
    05 February 2013

    Florence Kelly, social worker and reformer of child labor laws, successfully attempted to improve conditions for working women and children. Before doing do she created  and presented a speech in front of the National American Women Suffrage Association in Philadelphia, durring the 1900s. There her purpose was to improve conditions for women and reform child labor laws. Her speech was meant to convince the American white people to vote in favor of the children. In her speech Kelly comes off a bit solem reflecting on the differentiation of  laws that were spread across the states. She also seems cynical about the Us having “white little girls” working in factories all night, questioning the United States ethics. 

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  41. David D.

    David Delgado
    Ms. Keeble
    AP English
    Period 2
    05 February 2013
    In Florence Kelley’s speech she talks about how child labor should be outlawed. She unravels her hatred by talking about how some children work to earn money so he/she can eat. She compares other states to Alabama saying that it is one of the few states that has good child labor laws. She highly encourages people to ban child labor and help their children. Her purpose is to show that child labor is unacceptable so that way child labor can be banned for good.

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  42. Diana Larios

    Diana Larios
    AP English 11
    Keeble
    Period: 1
    5 February 2013

    In her speech about child labor laws delivered to a group of american women suffragists in Philadelphia, Florence Kelley directs to her audience that “while we are sleeping” young children starting from the age of six where working 12 hours per night to provide for themselves. Appealing to the audiences emotion trying to get them to feel guilty for not making a change in something that desperately needs their attention. In her speech, she outlines that she does not necessarily want to abolish child labor but she wants to create restrictions and rules, so that employers don’t take advantage of them. She targets her audience with a firm tone to promote the seriousness of the matter and make them see that it is the right thing to do.

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  43. Elisha Hussain

    Elisha Hussain
    Ap English 11, Period: 5
    Ms. Keeble
    February 5, 2013

    In Florence Kelly’s conventional speech, she asserts that the working hours and conditions should be for all men, women and children. The author first signifies the percentage of unfair labor with ethos, she then explains the hardships and deaths that men, women, and children have to face by using pathos, and to conclude she brings forth the failing laws that have tried to stop unfair working conditions with logos. Her purpose is to convince readers to take a stand and fight for the unjustice and misuse of power that is occuring in order to help those who have been and still are going through the difficulties of unfair labor. She seems to have a diverse audience in mind, because she mentions many states like Georgia, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Also, she tries to target a numerous amount of people throughout her essay, making it seem as if she didn’t have a set audience.

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  44. Alicia O.

    Alicia Oseguera
    AP English
    Ms. Keeble
    5 February 2013

    In Florence Kelley’s speech at the convention of National American Woman Suffrage Association held in Philadelphia, Kelley asserts her message about child labor during the 1900s. In this speech she conveys her position towards child labor
    and suggests possible actions to take. She targets the women asking for their right to vote with her pity/empathy tone inspiring them to take action against the injustices of child labor. She appeals to her audience’s sense of pity and empathy towards children of young age.

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  45. Jessica A

    Jessica A.
    Ms. Keeble
    AP Lang. & Composition, Per. 5
    5 February 2013

    In Florence Kelly’s speech that was delivered before the National American Woman Suffrage Associate in Philedelphia on July 22, 1905, she proposes that young women shouldn’t be allowed to work during the night and/or for prolonged periods of time. The author supports her proposal with an emotional appeal to sympathy for the young girls who resort to restless nights. The author also adapts to using repetition throughout some of her phrases to emphasize the point she is making. Her purpose is to persuade the public to ban young girls from being put into life-threatening factories for extended periods of time, especially during the night. Her main audience is the citizens of the country, because as a whole, they have the power to alter opinions and create/vote for laws to protect young girls from unjust labor.

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  46. Gonzalo Haro

    Gonzalo Haro

    In Florence Kelly’s speech against child labor, she makes her case with various rhetorical devices such as pathos. Kelly uses shame and guilt in order to make the audience feel bad for the labor that little girls do, specifically, “while we sleep”. It makes the audience feel like it has personally done something wrong by letting this happen. She also states that these children have to work all night in order to make things that we like to buy, such as: “stockings…underwear…hats…ornaments…”, etc.. Kelly also uses imagery to create a grim scene for the audience. This imagery appeals to pathos because the audience feels bad for “A girl of six or seven years, just tall enough to reach the bobbins, may work eleven hours by day or by night”. All these create a daunting image which will surely leave a sense of repentment in the individual.

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  47. Rachel N.

    Rachel N.
    Ms. Keeble
    AP English Language & Composition
    6 February 2013

    In her speech before the convention of the National American Women Suffrage Association (1905), Florence Kelley illustrates that child labor laws need to be enforced for the safety of our children’s health and well-being. The author first supports her assertion by presenting us with logical statistics of our current minimal child labor laws. Then, she emotionally appeals to our compassion by saying while we are sleeping soundly, young girls between the ages of twelve and twenty will be dangerously suffering physically and emotionally. Moreover, Kelley concludes by encouraging the audience to take action by conveying that our future families will be affected if nothing is done. Her purpose is to compel her audience to persuade working men to support their cause in order to successfully establish efficient child labor laws. The author speaks to the mothers in this speech because she is displaying her speech to the National Women Suffrage Association.

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  48. Ross Hatlen

    Ross H
    Keeble
    Apeng period 2
    5 February 2013

    In Florence Kelley’s speech on child labor (1905), Kelley revels her hatred for child labor and how it should be abolished. She supports her claim by explaining how some girls and boys have to work to make their keep. Then she reveals the different child labor laws across America. She concludes her feelings with how people should stand up and help ban child labor. Her purpose is to show how child labor is bad in order to ban child labor. She seems to have a male audience in mind because that is the only people that can vote in that time period.

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  49. Jonathan v

    Jonathan V
    Period 1
    Ap Eng and Comp
    Ms.Keeble

    Florence Kelley made various key points in appealing to her audience in the Women’s Suffrage Convention, touching heir hearts with a delicate theme which was child labor. She pointed out many sad truths about how children had to work just to earn their daily bread. One phrase that varied in wording but she consisted of in almost every paragraph was, “and they will do so tonight, while we sleep”. She was trying to get her audience to empathize with the children, trying to get them to see that even though these women were fighting for their sake, there was a bigger wrong. The quote referred to the children working hard long days and nightly hours until they literally fall to the ground, these women will have the delight to call a warm place to sleep for a whole night. Kelley also wanted these women to feel like it was their responsibility to end this because they were contributing to their suffering by buying their products. In the end these kids might not know that someone is out there fighting for more reasonable ways for them to earn their daily bread but the short end of the stick will for now be their only option.

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  50. Alicia Gonzales

    Alicia Gonzales
    Ms. Keeble
    AP English 11
    5 February 2012
    In Obama’s speech on Immigration, he strongly brings forth that people immigrated to the United States with the purpose of a better life.
    The author first catches the viewer’s attention by Pathos appeal, causing people to be able to relate their own lives to what is being said. Then he uses Logos to state facts and information about things such as the number of people that immigrated. To conclude he uses Ethos, all appeals coming together to give the public a sense of Obama’s understanding to their situation.
    He seems to have a young-people audience in mind because of the fact that he mentions things that teens are into, like Instagram, and exaggerates how we the young people are the future.

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