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Because rhetoric can unwittingly persuade a listener or reader, recognizing and analyzing the elements of rhetoric within a speech will help you become a stronger critical thinker. In this assignment, you will analyze a famous speech by finding examples of rhetorical elements such as audience, purpose, repetition, imagery, logos, ethos, and pathos.
- Review and select ONE speech from the website titled 100 Greatest Speeches (Links to an external site.). (NOTE: You may not use the first two speeches.)
- Open, download, and save the Rhetorical Devices Chart (Links to an external site.) to begin your speech analysis.
- Write the source information for the speech at the top of the chart.
- Read and analyze the speech for TWO specific examples of audience, purpose, repetition, imagery, logos, ethos, and pathos.
- Submit your completed chart as a docx attachment.
Developing an analysis of the rhetorical devices used in a speech helps you learn critical thinking. It also helps you learn how a strategy can be employed in writing effectively.
- Review the Rhetorical Devices Chart you completed in the previous assignment.
- Identify TWO rhetorical devices to discuss from the speech you read analyzed.
- Develop a two-paragraph analysis about those points. Create one substantive paragraph (7-12 sentences per paragraph)for each device.
- Begin each paragraph with a topic sentence (Links to an external site.) that identifies the rhetorical device it will discuss.
- Include SPECIFIC evidence from the speech you analyzed; see the examples you listed on your chart.
- Revise your analysis and proofread it.
- Post your two-paragraph analysis to the “Rhetorical Devices Analysis” Discussion.
- Note: You must submit your posting for this discussion board forum before you will be able to see your classmates’ postings.