For this assignment, you will analyze a speech from a public figure.
First, make sure to read Chapter 9: Public Communication and Chapter 10: Preparing & Presenting Public Speeches.
Second, select one speech from this online speech bank American Rhetoric
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( OR another source (if you choose to access a speech from another source, please clear it with me first). If you’d like a few specific recommendations for a speech, please e-mail me.
Third, consider the following specific sections from the text: context & rhetorical situation (Chapter 9, p. 240-241), the audience-speaker relationship (Chapter 9, p. 241-250) and  audience adaptation (Chapter 10, p. 264-265, 6th edition).
Fourth, provide an analysis of the speech you viewed and discuss what was effective and ineffective (if anything) in the speech. Why are certain elements effective/ineffective? As part of your analysis, please specifically identify & discuss the following 4 elements: the audience(s), the occasion (i.e. why is this speech taking place? what’s significant about the time/date of delivery?), the speaker (i.e. who is giving the speech? why is this significant in light of the occasion & audience?) and the speech (i.e. what lines stand out to you? to the audience? why? what’s the significance of specific lines/words/references?).
This paper should be 2 pages, proof-read/edited, and double-spaced.


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