Persuasive Speeches & Analysis Report

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Persuasive Speeches & Analysis Report

Due Monday, February 29, 2016

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You will select a speech from the list provided by Ms. Stewart. The Author and speech selected will be used to complete your paper. Below provides the make-up of how your paper should be submitted, by paragraph.

  • Paragraph #1 – Speech overview

  • Provide the title of the Speech and the name of the speaker

  • Tell why this speech is relevant

  • Provide several quotes from the speech that are important

  • Provide information about other speeches the author has given

  • What made this speaker create this type of speech? (What happen, what is happening?)

  • What are other rhetorical devices the speaker is using? (i.e. parallelism, repetition, bias, etc)

  • What was the theme of the speech

  • Does the speech use ethos, pathos, and ethos? Explain which one(s) and provide an example

  • What was the speaker trying to persuade readers to do, think about, believe?

  • Who was the speaker directly their speech towards? Why?

  • What was the importance of giving this speech?

  • Sum up what the speech is about

  • Make connections to:

    • Text to Self (your life, experiences, etc)

    • Text to World (society – past, present or future)

    • Text to Text (books, stories, movies, songs)

  • How did this speech affect you?

  • Did the speaker persuade you to take their side?

  • Overall, what did you learn?


  • It must be typed, if not, you MUST write so that I can understand your handwriting

  • It must include ALL information in each paragraphs

  • Any element or piece of required information missing from the paragraph will reduce the grade.

  • DUE DATE: February 29, 2016

  • Be sure to spell check and grammar check, yes it matters!

  • Place this sheet at the back of your paper.

  • Speeches to choose from:

  • Sojourner Truth's "Ain't I a Woman?" speech

  • The Hypocrisy of American Slavery by Frederick Douglass

  • We Shall Fight on the Beaches by Winston Churchill

  • The Moon Speech” by President John F. Kennedy

  • I am Prepared to Die by Nelson Mandela

  • Wrath of Grapes Boycott by Cesar Chavez

  • Presidential Inauguration Ceremony, 1993, Maya Angelou

Submit the paper with a cover page that includes

    • Your Name

    • The title of the speech (ex: “I Have A Dream”)

    • The speakers Name (ex: Speech presented by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.)

    • The Class and class period (ex: English I – Period 1)


Sir Student Longhorn

“I Have A Dream….”

Presented by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

English I - Class Period 8

Persuasion Unit – Public Speeches Page

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