assignment is designed to help you work on the ideas of ethos, pathos, and
logos, and to introduce you to some of the other elements of style that
speakers have at their disposal. For
this assignment, you will find the text of a famous speech—and hopefully a
video of it being delivered—and work to master it. Here’s how:
the Internet archives for texts and videos of famous speeches. I’ve created a collection of web links
to help you find what you need, and I’ve posted this on the class website
Find a speech that you enjoy.
a portion of this speech—about 1-2 minutes’ worth—to focus on. Print out the text of this portion
only. (You may need to transcribe
the speech from video, but I’m hoping you can find the text on-line as
the elements and techniques of this speech using the questions and terms
we’ll go over in class. We’ll try
out and practice this type of analysis this week.
practice, practice delivering the portion of the speech you’ve selected.