½ page Rhetorical Analysis
For my rhetorical analysis I am going to analyze the song “Same Love” by Macklemore. I chose this song because I think it is packed full of rhetoric and expresses views on a serious issue dividing America currently. For those of you don’t listen to Macklemore, “Same Love” focuses on the issues of discrimination based on sexuality, gay rights, and marriage equality. Macklemore wrote this song because, he was raised by two males that are homosexual, and who are huge advocates of the gay rights movements. Macklemore's two uncles are his Ethos, because he features there views, which were passed down to him, throughout the song. They influenced Macklemore his whole life, who is now one of the biggest gay rights advocates as well. When writing this song Macklemore wanted to inform people on a large scale the problems going on with gay rights, and how these gay rights should be supported by us all. He clearly states his views in the song with the line “America the brave still fears what we don't know And "God loves all his children" is somehow forgotten, but we paraphrase a book written thirty-five-hundred years ago.” Macklemore uses his amazing lyrics and easy metaphors to open the eyes of his audience who may not be in touch with the push for equal rights for homosexuals. Macklemore uses many emotional tactics from what he had to go through as a kid because his guardians were gay. He shows us that he doesn't want others to go what he went through because, of unjust discrimination. This shows that Macklemore uses a lot of Pathos in this song. Overall this was a powerful song, and I think was very effective in promoting gay rights to the millions of people who heard the song.
1. Very good use of lyrics and metaphors to better inform uneducated audience members on the topic of homosexuality.
2. Very passionate and credible when writing the song, used personal examples of his life to clarify more.