Kamala Harris Speech | Analysis

Task 1

The text in Task 1 is from a speech given by Kamala Harris at the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington on Saturday (7.11.2020).

Task 1 asks you to comment on the effect of some of the language features and/or literary devices Mrs. Harris uses to enhance her message.

Harris addresses the “civil right leader John Lewis”, 116th congress, 2nd session formerly the office of representative. She mentions the “democracy is not a state. it is an act.” That is an anaphora that refers back to a word.

That John Lewis wrote before passing. And explaining what he meant by the act. She wanted to refer that America´s democracy is not guaranteed.

It is only as strong as our willingness to fight for it, to guard it and never take it for granted. Which is why the United Nations has given a seat to the people at large, so that their opinions can be heard. (Deleware online , 2020)

Task 2c

Having diversity in a society is good to understand and respect the diversity in different cultures. Although this can cause a culture crash, comparable people not understanding each other, for instance to men kissing.

Some people understand why the same sex can kiss, but others that come from different cultures and been learned/raised that kissing someone of the same sex is wrong.

In this text there will be discussion of risks and benefits of multiculturalism. Using relevant examples from English-speaking countries.

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