A Rhetorical Analysis Of J. K. Rowling's Speech

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Nimai S. Persad Prof. Brown ENC 1101.018 September 24, 2014 Rhetorical Analyses of J.K Rowling’s speech 'The Fringe Benefits of Failure, and the Importance of Imagination' J.K Rowling, a British novelist best known for her popular Harry Potter series gives a speech at Harvard University. This commencement address was intended for the class of 2008, members of the faculty, proud parents, and fellow friends. On June 5, 2008 for her accomplishments and her awarding honorary degree, J.K. Rowling writes a speech and presents it to her audience. She describes the benefits of failure and importance of imagination that correlates to her success in life. In the speech she uses emotions, authority, and reasoning behind her personal life experiences.…show more content…
Rowling’s life when she was younger. She says, “Climbing out of poverty by your own efforts, that is indeed something on which to pride yourself” (2). In general when you’re going through something tough and challenging, and you conquer that challenge you feel successful. And you should feel proud of yourself. This should encourage thoughs to overcome an obstacle or challenge because at the end it is rewarding and a great feeling of upliftment. Furthermore, near the beginning of the speech she says, “I have wracked my mind and heart for what I ought to say to you today” (1). “Wracked my mind and heart,” that she put a lot of time, and dedication. Resulting an emotion of gratefulness. Writing this speech means a lot to her and what she has to say to the audience. The effort she put forth to appreciate, to make sure that her last task as a student is well worth

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