Hello, I am looking for someone to write an article on Kevin Costner’s at Whitney Houstons Public Memorial. It needs to be at least 1500 words. Relative to ‘The Bodyguard’ movie, Kevin narrates his persistence for Houston playing the lead part and how he helped Whitney overcome the peers and negative pressure from many people who believed she did not fit the role (American Rhetoric, 1). Whitney’s doubt facilitated the strong relationship between her and Costner, who encouraged her to stay strong and relaxed.
The speech was emotional for Costner and the audience as shown by several pauses where he tried to control his emotions. Kevin Costner extensively expresses his admiration of Whitney’s humility, especially when performing or acting and this is what made her great, famous, and who she was. Generally, the speech focuses on the relationship between Whitney and Costner, their similarities, happy times and attributes most of the audience did not know about her. Kevin Costner, ending remarks were “So off you go, Whitney. Off you go,” he said, “escorted by an army of angels, to your heavenly father. And when you sing before him, don’t you worry, you’ll be good enough.” (American Rhetoric, 1)
Kevin Costner’s choice of words and tone in his speech is the key contributor to its emotional impact on the audience. At the beginning of his speech, Costner thanks the audience, Cissy and Dionne Houston for their reception using the word ‘gracefully’ (American Rhetoric, 1). The appreciation makes the audience feel honored attracting the interest to the rest of Costner’s Speech. In addition, Costner says he wanted to tell the audience about his times with Whitney in form of stories, which he wrote down to avoid forgetting. This displays his honesty and simultaneously earns him the trust of the audience making it easy for them to relate to his situations and experiences all the way to the end remarks of his speech. As part of Costner’s spoken language, he applied discrete speech sounds to replete his identity, the gravity of the matter, and his emotional state as among the most affected people by Whitney’s demise. This technique in his language extensively affected his speech-making it easy for the audience to identify the sound. Moreover, the vocal properties most affected by his emotion directly related to the words facilitating the establishment of speech rate and pitch changes by the audience.
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