Rhetorical Analysis Of Teach Every Child About Food

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In February 2010, a remarkable chef and speaker, Jamie Oliver, presented himself to a TED (Technology, Education, Design) audience as ruthlessly real and charismatic. In his speech, “Teach Every Child about Food” he shares powerful stories of his anti-obesity project and makes the case for an all-out assault on our ignorance of food. Jaime Oliver’s speech aims to alter the perspective of Americans and their decisions about food and its effects. Since then, Oliver’s TED talk has been viewed across the nation and brought a reality to the issue with food education. Jamie Oliver successfully utilizes ethos, logos, and pathos to portray his belief that without the use of food education, America and its children will fall under the weight of its own obesity. The ethos presented in his speech confirms that Jamie Oliver is a valid source and encourages the audience to strongly consider his position. Oliver’s introduction, clear diction, and…show more content…
The first words that Oliver speaks emphasizes to everyone in the room the reality of what is happening elsewhere in the world, “Sadly, in the next eighteen minutes when I do our chat, four Americans that are alive will be dead through the food that they eat.” Oliver speaks passionately about his argument and connects emotionally with his audience. He wants to his audience to realize how many people the issue of obesity affects. He asks for a raise of hands of how many people had kids, nieces, or nephews. When the audience looked around at each other about everyone had their hand up; now not only is Oliver using his words to display his argument, but he is visually showing his audience. The techniques that Jamie Oliver uses to effectively showcase his argument, not only connects with his audience on an intellectual level but an emotional one as

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