Breast Cancer : A Disease That Affects Over 2.8 Million People
AP Language and Composition III
24 March 2015
Breast cancer is a disease that affects over 2.8 million people in the United States. It threatens the lives of grandmothers, mothers, daughters, sisters, and more. It is an illness that negatively impacts the body not only physically but also mentally. Only recently has significant progress begun in the quest for a cure. Mrs. Michelle Obama 's speech marks another important moment in the women’s health movement as well as in the nation’s response to cancer related issues. Through carefully structured paragraphs, Michelle Obama makes use of rhetorical devices to emphasize the actions taken in improvement, evolution, and awareness regarding the nation’s status on breast cancer. However, with rising technology for better prevention, diagnosis, and treatment, there now exists an extreme financial crisis for those families impacted by breast cancer. She makes it clear that the progress must continue in the form of better insurance coverage, more research, and more awareness. In the course of her speech, she utilizes simple diction and repetition to make certain that her message reaches a wide range of audience.
The purpose of this speech is to congratulate the nation 's accomplishments, commemorate the breast cancer survivors, and discuss plans for the future to aid in finance, science, and awareness. Technology and treatment for women’s health have certainly come a very long way since the 1960’s. Back…