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The Transformation of Silence into Language and Action

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Transcript of The Transformation of Silence into Language and Action

The Transformation of Silence into Language and Action
Logos
"...that I would have to have breast cancer, and that there was a 60-80 percent chance that tumor was malignant." (Lorde, Par 5)
The Transformation of Silence into Language and Action
Audre Lorde
December 28, 1977
Narrative Speech
librarian
writer
poet
teacher
feminist
lesbian (African American)
collector of poetry
earned BA from Hunter College and
MA from Columbia University
won numerous awards
"...Kwanza, African-American festival of ahrvest which begins the day after Christmas nd lasts for 7 days. There are seven principles of Kwanza." (Lorde, Par 13)
Metaphor
"...within the war we are all waging with the forces of death..."
(Lorde, Par 7)
"...tyrannies of silence..."
"...I am not a casualty, I am also a warrior."
(Lorde, Par 9)
Lorde's ARGUMENT
It is better to speak up and express your feelings than remaining silent because silence will not protect you.
Title--> Action Over
Silence
PREDICTION
- A woman who fought for her rights has achieved success
GIST
Lorde's "The Transformation of
Silence into Language and Action" expresses that speaking
up is better than remaining silent.
Lorde's Claims
1. You need to speak up because your silence will not protect you. (Lorde, Par 8)
2. African-Americans and women were invisible in the society because it is male dominant.
What is your Prediction?
- to express and inform that it is better to speak up than to remain silent for those who are afraid to speak up for their thoughts and ideas
Lorde's Purpose
Audre Lorde earned a BA in Hunter College and MA form Columbia University in Library Science. The Author of numerous collections of poetry and prose. Lorde was concerned with women. A librarian, writer, poet, teacher, feminist and lesbian, Lorde won numerous awards.
Ethos and Pathos
Ethos
Pathos
" three weeks of agony..." (Lorde, Par 5)
"...I was going to die. " (Par 8)
Mandela is a South-African freedom fighter (Lorde, Par 1)
Audre Lorde earned a BA form Hunter Collge and MA from Columbia University in Library Science. (white paper)
QUESTIONS?
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