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Kenyon's Speech Analysis

analytical Essay
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The other way he uses this second person tool effectively is by knowing his audience well and addressing them specifically. The audience of this piece is extremely important and the way he talks to them specifically is important as well. Kenyon College is a Liberal Arts college, which Wallace often refers to in his speech as a place where students are taught how to think about the way they think, which is also a great stereotype of Liberal Arts education (). Throughout his speech he often even talks directly about the type of education they are receiving. He uses quotes like “And I submit that this is what the real, no bullshit value of your liberal arts education is supposed to be about: how to keep yourself from going through your comfortable…adult

In this essay, the author

  • Analyzes how wallace uses the second person tool effectively by knowing his audience well and addressing them specifically. kenyon college is a liberal arts college, which he refers to in his speech.
  • Analyzes how wallace makes the audience feel important by talking about their education. wallace uses this to his advantage in some ways, but it is also double-edged sword.
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