Blog Post #2: Independent Speech Analysis

Step 1: Browse speeches available online. Famous speeches. Political speeches. Movie speeches. Whatever you want. Pick one. Search Youtube. Check out americanrhetoric.com. Ask your parents.

Step 2: Watch/listen to it a few times. Note your observations. Do you notice sneaky rhetoricals? Language techniques? What about the physical presence of the speaker–inflection, gestures, etc?

Step 3: Write up a brief overview/analysis of it. “Brief” means it wouldn’t exceed a page if typed up in a word doc. Bullet points and blurbs are fine. Complete sentences are always expected.

Your written overview/analysis goes on your blog. So does a video of your chosen speech. Due Sunday 8:00 ish (I will start looking at them then) but you will share with peers in class on Monday.

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