Feb 29 2012
Reflections on a Speech, or Two, or Four
Instead of writing an argument this week, please think about the speeches we read–Two Nobel Peace Prize: William Faulkner and Eli Wiesel. Two Presidential: John F. Kennedy, Jr. and Ronald Reagan.
During our Socratic discussions, most everyone did a good job of analysis. Now, think about these speeches again and write a short reflection. Which speech did you like best? Why? Which speech had the most interesting use of appeals or rhetorical devices? What were they? Why were they interesting?
You are about to write your own “Convince Me” speech. Consider the talent it takes to be an effective speech writer. How can these very famous speeches inspire your writing?
(Reflection due by midnight Thursday.)