244+ documents containing “persuasive speech”.
Of all the academic writing assignments you will ever receive, the persuasive speech will probably be the most familiar one for you. From commercials to campaign speeches, you have heard thousands of persuasive speeches in your lifetime.&nbs...
hear people talk of Latinos, Chicanos and the sorts may be after some strained race relationships. They may do so when they are enraged or because of some sort of sour grape fairy tale. You remember the hungry fox that saw a fine bunch of grapes hanging from a vine that was beyond his reach. The fox jumped as high as he could but could not get hold of the grapes. The fox finally gave up trying and walked away with some air of dignity and concern saying that he thought that the grapes were ripe only to later realize that they were sour. Ladies and gentlemen, to better understand who the Latinos are, it is imperative that we trace how they came to be, something that dates back to the history of conquest. The Latinos came about after the intermingling of Spanish and Indian blood after the death….
The Importance of Telling Loved Ones that We Love Them
I love you. I love all of you. You might think I'm joking, but I do, I love you. Those three little words are really not that difficult to say, even in front of an audience.
There is a problem in our busy modern lives. We are so distracted with all the trappings of modernity -- School, Work, FaceBook, Email, Texting, Reality Shows, and so on that we forget some of the more important aspects of life. This includes forming strong and meaningful relationships and if you are lucky enough to have such a relationship in your life, you should stop taking it for granted and you should stop right now.
Imagine a world without love. Imagine your own personal life without love. It would be a cold and bleak existence. Imagine you had no one to call when you needed help….
Muscular Dystrophy Association
General Purpose: to persuade
Specific Purpose: to persuade people to be aware and donate to MDA
Organization Pattern: Topical
Attention Getter: Every Labor Day, the Jerry Lewis telethon is broadcast on television and people are asked to help Jerry's kids. For more than 60 years, MDA has helped children and adults all over the world who are struggling with muscular dystrophy and related diseases.
Relevance to Audience: Muscular dystrophy has been a known disease for well over a century. Yet, there is still no cure; only treatments. Muscular dystrophy can strike any family at any time.
Credibility Statement: My sister developed Muscular Dystrophy early on in life and it led directly to her deaf. ith her bones and muscles so terribly weakened, she became confined to a wheelchair. One day while crossing the street, she was hit by a car that ran a red light. She was unable to help herself up….
Monroe's Motivated Sequence: The Benefits Of X-rays
Specific purpose: My specific purpose is to inform you of the benefits of x-rays.
Audience outcome: I want my audience to feel less anxious about getting x-rays
Attention getter: Is everything hazardous to your health?
Psychological orientation: It can certainly seem that way if you watch the local news or read scary stories on the Internet. X-rays are yet another one of the benefits of science that many people fear because of the radiation X-ways can release.
Logical orientation: But you should be far more afraid of the risks of not getting X-rays when you need to have them as a result of a medical condition or to receive potentially beneficial screening. The ability of X-rays to pass through human tissue can be of great positive benefit whether you have a problem with a tooth, a broken bone, or any number of health-related needs. The risks of X-rays….
Attwood, D. (1999). Soft X-rays and extreme ultraviolet radiation. Cambridge University
Goldstone K. & Yates S.J. (2008). Radiation issues governing radiation protection and patient doses in diagnostic imaging. In: Adam A., Dixon A.K. (eds.). Grainger & Allison's
Diagnostic Radiology: A Textbook of Medical Imaging. 5th ed. New York, NY: Churchill
a. Attention Getter: Think about the concerns tied to illegal immigration such as terrorism, lack of jobs, costs in terms of tax and how prevalent it is becoming in the present day.
b. Relevance: Illegal immigration in the United States is the highest in the world compared to any other nation.
c. In accordance to statistics, there were approximately 11.1 million illegal immigrants in the United States (Krogstad et al.)
d. Credibility: I have done research on illegal immigration, its benefits and shortcomings from various secondary sources.
e. Thesis: I am going to urge you to see the need for more stringent measures on immigration.
f. Preview: I will discuss three key points regarding the issue of immigration and lastly offer a conclusion on what direction ought to be taken.
a. Main Point 1: Link between immigration and terrorism.
i. Illegal immigrants in the nation have been a part of just about every major terrorist….
The American Association of Retired persons found that pension plans' coverage is quite unstable, differing greatly based on ethnicity, age, pay grade, and education.
In addition, the AARP also found that social security benefits are becoming a problem in many countries, as the number of retired persons who receive benefits rise and the number of births fall.
As people who live in troubled economic times, some are not following government advice to save for retirement.
The United States Department of Labor advocates managing a retirement account with the same amount of attention and importance one would give a bank account.
Mr. C did not follow this advice, and his reliance on government and employer-based plans fell through.
He and his wife were both forced to work after retirement.
This cut into the traveling and relaxing plans that he had made.
Now, Mr. C cannot live the lifestyle that he always wanted to live.
If we don't follow the….
In my opinion the emotive words and euphemisms have not distorted the events or issues in any of the speeches because they were meant to clearly and forcefully show their audiences that war was the only solution for the injustice they incurred at the hands of the enemy. To me the most persuasive speech was given by Roosevelt because it illustrated the gravity of the decision America faced after suddenly being attacked by an enemy state. The next most persuasive speech was given by Churchill because it showed the British that they needed to quickly respond to the oncoming onslaught by an enemy state. The third most persuasive speech was given by Bush because it clearly explained who attacked America on 9/11 and why, and it explained that this enemy's intentions involved global dominance therefore it had to be stopped. The fourth most persuasive speech was given by Bin Laden….
Lincoln's Speech Compared
The Evolution of Lincoln's Thought in His Speeches
Abraham Lincoln is one of the most celebrated and popular Presidents in the history of the United States. Lincoln presided over the Presidency at a difficult time for the country, when the unity of the nation was at stake and the question of slavery deeply polarized the society into two. Lincoln was able to preserve the Union, but at a great cost which made him as controversial as he was popular. But it is uncontroversial among his contemporaries and the readers of his speeches today that the sixteenth President of the United States was a great orator, able to address a broad range of audience: rich and poor, literate and illiterate, freemen and slaves; and he possessed a rare skill of persuasion. Lincoln was able to address a divided nation with great care and measurement. He was reserved when he knew….
Both orators in some ways blame the hite Man for the destruction of his own peoples and remind the audience of the hite Man's seemingly unquenchable desire for more land and more power, at the expense of the Red Man. They also diverge in that Red Jacket is much kinder in his observations and conclusions, likely very much associated with the divergent audiences while Tecumseh is universally unkind to the hite Man for his historical actions, which have taken so much from and spilled much Red Man blood. Red Jacket ends his ethical rant by withholding judgement, while Tecumseh calls for a united war on the hite Man were revenge will be had and much hite blood will be spilled, through a united effort of war.
The character of the Red Jacket speech is dependant upon the emotional ties that the Red Man and the hite Man have with one….
Kennedy, George a. "Rhetoric and Culture/Rhetoric and Technology." Rhetoric, the Polis, and the Global Village: Selected Papers from the 1998 Thirtieth Anniversary Rhetoric Society of America Conference. Ed. Dave Pruett and C. Jan Swearingen. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1999. 55-61.
Red Jacket "Speech to the U.S. Senate (1809)
Tecumseh "Speech to the Osages" (1811?)
Speech or Letter
Currently there is a great deal of controversy surrounding the issue of the reinstatement of the draft in the United States. There are rumors and whispers rampantly floating through the media that are frightening the general public, while the officials who are actually in the know about the subject are categorically denying such intentions. In an article written just a few days ago the Coastal Post (with no byline) contends that a military and civilian draft is inevitable by spring 2005. (Coastal Post nline (http://www.coastalpost.com/04/07/01.htm)
The title of the article in and of itself is inflammatory "Military and Civilian Draft Expected in 2005 For 18- to 25-year-olds." The article goes on to state that there are two pending bills in the House and Senate (twin bills: S. 89 and HR 163) meaning Senate bill 89 and House of Representatives bill 163. The article states that those two bills,….
One of the last bits of evidence offered by the unknown author is associated with the language of the proposed (and historically unsupported unpopular) legislation, "Congress brought twin bills, S. 89 and HR 163 forward this year...entitled the Universal National Service Act of 2003, "to provide for the common defense by requiring that all young persons [age 18 -- 26] in the United States, including women, perform a period of military service or a period of civilian service in furtherance of the national defense and homeland security, and for other purposes." This is not a bill to reinstate a draft it is an unpopular and historically unsupported demand for compulsory military service. Voluntary service has been the popular stance since the Vietnam Era.
This work is obviously and inflammatory and unconvincing attempt at persuasion, written by someone who will remain anonymous. It dismisses the opposition by taking away its voice and clearly does not deal with counter evidence. The rhetorical appeals of the work are associated with highly emotional and trigger happy conspiracy theories, and unknown sources and experts. The article on a whole is not persuasive and despite its strong title it did not scare me at all.
Coastal Post Online "Military and Civilian Draft Expected in 2005 For 18- to 25-year-olds," July 13, 2004 at http://www.coastalpost.com/04/07/01.htm
The fundamentalists have played upon the "pathological distrust" of intellectuals that has been fostered in the hearts and minds many Muslims (309). Islamic intellectuals have done little to diffuse this distrust, but they must diffuse it, if Islam is to survive in a healthy fashion.
Intellectuals must show that democratic ideals are Islamic ideals, and this must be expressed in a way that is persuasive to everyday Muslims. Muslim dissident scholarship is growing, particularly in Egypt and Iran, in the language of the common populace, and this must be encouraged. If rational and pro-democratic voices of intellectuals do not quickly learn to speak in a more accessible fashion about economic privation and the political concerns that occupy the minds of ordinary Muslims living in Islamic nations, these intellectuals will lose any chance of gaining a platform in the community.
Sachedina, Abdulaziz. "hy Democracy, hy Now?" From Islam and….
Even [make personal] for those of us living in developed nations, the impacts of acting against global warming are very detrimental
i. [higher pitch, yet calm; almost condescending] small manufacturing firms that are just starting out will not be able to afford the technologies and processes that meet new emissions standards or purchase the credits for excess emissions that are popular parts of most global warming plans
1. This is unfair to small business, giving bigger players an advantage
2. This is unfair to consumers [gesture towards self and audience],
reducing competition and innovation
C. Global warming is just the latest specter created by certain officials to distract the citizenry from the real problems facing the country, like the growing wealth gap and rampant corruption -- it makes people get impassioned and feel like they are doing something without actually fixing the broken system
"Taking action against the misinformation of global warming is easy." [pause….
Booker, C. (2010). The Real Global Warming Disaster. New York: Continuum.
Daly, J. (2007). Global warming lies. Accessed 15 October 2011. http://www.globalwarminglies.com/
De Jong, N. (2009). Lies, lies, and more lies. New York: Xulon Press.
Horner, C. (2008). Red Hot Lies. Washington, DC: Regnery Publishers.
The Presidents accused of scandals in the history of American politics have been known to make memorable apology speeches. Even though, the speech that the Presidents made were done by different people and in different times, marked similarities and patterns have been noted. The Lewinsky scandal was basically a political sex scandal that occurred in 1999. This scandal came out because the President was accused of having a sexual relationship with an intern in the White House, Monica Lewinsky. The Watergate scandal occurred in 1970 because five men were caught at the Democratic National Committee and further investigations led to President Nixon being found guilty of committing fraud. Another fraud that highlighted a President as the causative agent was the Iran Arms and Contra Aid Controversy. This scandal occurred when President Reagan was in the administration and the officials in charge were accused of selling arms to Iran secretly.….
Paul Keating's edfern Speech
Paul Keating's speech at edfern Park provides examples of rhetoric that are discussed below. The speech uses of and the three modes of persuasion: pathos, ethos, and logos. The use of epiphora, particularly in tricolon format, lends both cadence and emphasis. The word imagine is used in this manner and in epiphora convention, as the word is repeated in successive clauses. The connotation of the word confident is made more powerful by its proximity to the word imagine. Further, antithesis is threaded throughout by deliberate distinctions between non-Aboriginal and indigenous Australians, and presumably to use the favored terms of reference for every member of the audience -- as it is a political speech. There is a great divide between the experiences and treatment of the privileged primarily white non-indigenous citizens of Australia and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people. Keating does not shy away from this….
Cockcroft, R. And Cockcroft S.M. (2005). Persuading people: an introduction to rhetoric. (2nd ed.). Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave MacMillan.
Keating, P. Australian Launch of the International Year for the World's Indigenous People. Redfern Park, Sydney, Australia. December 10, 1992
____. (2011). Communication: rhetoric and reasoning. [Course readings]. Magill, SA: School of Communication, International Studies and Languages, University of South Australia.
Obama's speech is a good example of Aristotle's rhetoric in practice.
The object of Obama's speech is to win the presidential nomination. His speech is persuasive. He is appealing to the populace of South Carolina (and to that end, he praises them and calls them "the good people of South Carolina").
Analyzing Obama's speech is interesting not so much because of the beauty of the speech -- it is indeed a work of art, poetic -- but also because it teaches us much about rhetoric. We see Aristotle's lesson through the subject and form -- through the craft -- of the speech.
Look at the patterns, for instance, of his speech -- the point so f contrast: The people voting for him, for instance, span a diversity of differences: "They are young and old; rich and poor. They are black and white; Latino and Asian and Native American." Nonetheless, this homogeneous diversity merges….
hear people talk of Latinos, Chicanos and the sorts may be after some strained race relationships. They may do so when they are enraged or because of some…Read Full Paper ❯
Education - Computers
Love The Importance of Telling Loved Ones that We Love Them I love you. I love all of you. You might think I'm joking, but I do, I love you.…Read Full Paper ❯
Muscular Dystrophy Association General Purpose: to persuade Specific Purpose: to persuade people to be aware and donate to MDA Organization Pattern: Topical Attention Getter: Every Labor Day, the Jerry Lewis telethon is…Read Full Paper ❯
Health - Nursing
Monroe's Motivated Sequence: The Benefits Of X-rays Specific purpose: My specific purpose is to inform you of the benefits of x-rays. Audience outcome: I want my audience to feel less anxious…Read Full Paper ❯
Outline I.) Introduction a. Attention Getter: Think about the concerns tied to illegal immigration such as terrorism, lack of jobs, costs in terms of tax and how prevalent it is becoming…Read Full Paper ❯
The American Association of Retired persons found that pension plans' coverage is quite unstable, differing greatly based on ethnicity, age, pay grade, and education. In addition, the AARP also found…Read Full Paper ❯
Black Studies - Philosophy
In my opinion the emotive words and euphemisms have not distorted the events or issues in any of the speeches because they were meant to clearly and forcefully show…Read Full Paper ❯
Lincoln's Speech Compared The Evolution of Lincoln's Thought in His Speeches Abraham Lincoln is one of the most celebrated and popular Presidents in the history of the United States. Lincoln presided…Read Full Paper ❯
Black Studies - Philosophy
Both orators in some ways blame the hite Man for the destruction of his own peoples and remind the audience of the hite Man's seemingly unquenchable desire for…Read Full Paper ❯
Speech or Letter Currently there is a great deal of controversy surrounding the issue of the reinstatement of the draft in the United States. There are rumors and whispers…Read Full Paper ❯
Mythology - Religion
The fundamentalists have played upon the "pathological distrust" of intellectuals that has been fostered in the hearts and minds many Muslims (309). Islamic intellectuals have done little to…Read Full Paper ❯
Even [make personal] for those of us living in developed nations, the impacts of acting against global warming are very detrimental i. [higher pitch, yet calm; almost condescending] small…Read Full Paper ❯
Presidential Speech The Presidents accused of scandals in the history of American politics have been known to make memorable apology speeches. Even though, the speech that the Presidents made were…Read Full Paper ❯
Black Studies - Philosophy
Paul Keating's edfern Speech Paul Keating's speech at edfern Park provides examples of rhetoric that are discussed below. The speech uses of and the three modes of persuasion: pathos, ethos,…Read Full Paper ❯
Black Studies - Philosophy
Obama's speech is a good example of Aristotle's rhetoric in practice. The object of Obama's speech is to win the presidential nomination. His speech is persuasive. He is appealing to…Read Full Paper ❯