Exemplary Speech Analysis Paper: INSTRUCTIONS
- This short explanation of Jaffe’s 5 Canons of Rhetoric are what you’ll use to both analyze AND cite whichever 1 exemplary speech you choose! Pls read this before and look elsewhere in this Folder re: a sample on how to properly cite this Jaffe article throughout your Analysis Paper…!
Exemplary Speech Analysis Paper: INSTRUCTIONS This short explanation of Jaffe’s 5 Canons of Rhetoric are what you’ll use to both analyze AND cite whichever 1 exemplary speech you choose! Pls read thi
COM* B173 Public Speaking Common Writing Assignment : Rhetorical Criticism /Exemplary Speech Analysis In Public Speaking, you learn how to create your own speeches. Since ancient times, a predominant way students learn about speech making is through analysis, interpretation, and evaluation of how others have created their speeches. This assignment will all ow you to take what you are learning about creating your own speeches and analyze (pick apart), interpret (find meaning or significance), and evaluate (judge based on standards) one speech that the Communication faculty have determined are exemplary. Aud ience: Your instructor , someone knowledgeable about Public Speaking. Purpose: You will write an essay that presents and develops your own claim about an exemplary speech (from among the choices your instructor gives, based on the list below). This essay will demonstrate to your instructor that you understand the introductory elements of Public Speaking, specif ically the canons of rhetoric (Invention; Organization/Disposition, S tyl e, Memory, and Delivery). It will further demonstrate your ability to expla in whether the speaker’s arguments enhance or diminish the speaker’ s credibility (E thos), und erstand the emotional appeals (P athos), and the argume nt structure the speaker uses (L ogos). Task Specifics: Select a culturally or historically exemplary speech from an approved list (see attached). Using rhetorical theory, they will analyze the speech and the context in which it occurred. At a minimum, they will analyze the speech using the Five Canons of R hetoric: invention, arrangement, style, delivery, and memory. W rite a 3 -5 page paper based on this analysis. The essay will be between 3 -5 pages long (double -spaced, 1” margins, 10 -12pt. font) , not including list of works cited or references. The essay will have an introduction, body, and conclusion The essay will use MLA style for citation of sources , with a separate page to conclude your paper ( which is not counted as part of your 3 -5 total pages) . In order to support your claim, you must cite quotations from the chosen speech as evi dence. You must also cite Jaffe as your pr imary credible source to define/ explain each of the 5 Canons (Use the simple “ (Jaffe 16) “ to pro perly cite her page number inline/ within a paragraph . You may use additional, credible outside sources or ev idence to support your claims ( Credible sources include academic scholarship or newspaper reporting on that speech or the culture and context in which it occurred ). Conform to standard grammar a nd mechanics in your writing. Proofread your pape r carefully, early, and often. (You are strongly encouraged to m ake an appointment w/ the MCC Writing Center for them to help answer s pecific questions about your Draft Paper.) Writing should be formal in style, appropriate for a first -year college -level research essay. Exemplary Public Speaking Speech Choices : Rev. 12/19 1. Susan B. Anthony “On Women’s Rights to Vote” http://www.historyplace.com/speeches/anthony.htm 2. William Jennings Bryan “Imperialism” http://www.americanrhetoric .com/speeches/wjbryanimperialism.htm 3. Barbara Pierce Bush Commencement Address at Wellesley College http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/barbarabushwellesleyco mmencement.htm 4. Russell Conwell “Acres of Diamonds” http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/rconwellacresofdiamonds.htm 5. Hilary Rodham Clinton “Women’s Rights are Human Rights” http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/hillaryclintonbeijingspeech.htm 6. Eugene V. Debs Working Class politics http://www.marxists.org/history/usa/parties/spusa/1910/1100 -debs -wclasspolitics.pdf 7. Frederick Douglass What to the Slave is the 4 th of July? http://teachingamericanhistory.org/library/index.asp?document=162 8. W.E.B. DuBois “Of Mr. Booker T. Washington and Others” http://historym atters.gmu.edu/d/40/ 9. Jonathan Edwards “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” http://bit.ly/VhYXME 10. William Faulkner, Speech Accepting the Nobel Prize in Literature http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/williamfaulknernobelprizeaddress.htm 11. Mary Fisher 1992 Republican National Convention Address http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/maryfisher1992rnc.html 12. Giuseppe Garibaldi “Encourages Soldiers” http://www.historyplace.com/speeches/garibaldi.htm 13. John Hancock Boston Massacre Oratio n 3/5/1774 http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/bostonmassacre/hancockoration.html 14. Steve Jobs Commencement Address http://news.stanford.edu/news/2005/june15/jobs -061505.html 15. Edward M. Kennedy Address at the Public Memorial Service for Robert F. Kennedy http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/ekennedytributetorfk.html 16. John F. Kennedy Inaugural Address http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/jfkina ugural.htm 17. Robert F. Kennedy Remarks on the Assassination of Martin Luther King http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/rfkonmlkdeath.html 18. Martin Luther King Jr. “I H ave a Dream” http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/mlkihaveadream.htm 19. Martin Luther King Jr. “I have been to the Mountaintop” http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/mlkivebeentothemountaintop.htm 20. Abraham Lincoln First Inaugural http://www.bartleby.com/124/pres 31.html 21. Abraham Lincoln Gettysburg Address http://showcase.netins.net/web/creative/lincoln/speeches/gettysburg.htm 22. Abraham Lincoln Second Inaugural http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/pihtml/pi022.html 23. Nelson Mandela “I am the First Accused” http://www.historyplace.com/speeches/mandela.htm 24. Barack Obama “A More Perfect Union” http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=88478467 25. Barack Obama Speech to the Democratic National Committee 2004 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWynt87PaJ0&feature=related and transcript http://www.gwu.edu/~action/2004/demconv04/obama072704sp.html 26. Pericles’ Funeral Oration http://townsendlab.berkeley.edu/sites/all/files/pericles_funeral%20oration_0.pdf http://www.hyperhistory.com/online_n2/people_n2/ppersons2_n2/oration.html Illustrated guide: http://people.hsc.edu/drjclassics/texts/pericles/pericles.shtm 27. Franklin Delano Roosevelt Inaugural Address http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/fdrfirstinaugural.html 28. Frank lin Delano Roosevelt Pearl Harbor : http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/fdrpearlharbor.htm 29. Theodore Roosevelt “The Man with the Muckrake” http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/teddyrooseveltmuckrake.htm 30. Ronald Reagan “Address to Nation on the Challenger” http://speech -school. com/tag/ronald -reagan/page/3/ 31. Ronald Reagan 40th Anniversary of D -Day http://reagan2020.us/speeches/Omaha_Beach.asp 32. Margaret Chase Smith “Declaration of Conscience” http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/margaretchasesmithconscience.html 33. Report of Tecumseh’s Speech to the Creek Council (Samuel Dale) http://terpconnect.umd.edu/~jklumpp/ARD/Dale.pdf 34. Mary Church Terrell What It Means to be Colored in Capital of the U.S. http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/marychurchterellcolored.htm 35. Sojourner Truth’s “Ain’t I a Woman?” http://www.kyphilom.com/www/truth.html and http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/5740/ 36. Booker T. Washington “Cotton States Exposition Address” http://www.btwsociety.org/library/speeches/0 1.php 37. George Washington First State of the Union Address http://www2.hn.psu.edu/faculty/jmanis/poldocs/uspressu/SUaddressGWashington.pdf 38. Elie Wiesel The Peril s of Indifference http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/ewieselperilsofindifference.html National Communication Core Communication Competencies: Practicing Communication Ethics (The ability to identify, evaluate, and responsibly address ethical issues within and across a variety of communication contexts.) Explain whether the speaker’s arguments enhance or diminish the speaker’s credibility. Expressing Messages (The ability to select, demonstrate, and adapt appropriate forms of verbal, nonverbal, and mediated expression that support and enhance the meaning of messages within and across a variety of communication contexts.) Describe and evalua te the verbal style in the speech. Identifying and Explaining Fundamental Communication Processes (The ability to identify and explain how fundamental communication processes influence the outcome of communication interactions within and across a variety of communication contexts) Using the canons of rhetoric, identify and evaluate the elements of the speech that make this speech an exemplary speech. Creating and Analyzing Message Strategies (The ability to create and analyze message strategies that ge nerate meaning within and across a variety of communication contexts.) Create a claim about an exemplary speech that is based on a close analysis of that speech. In Public Speaking, students: 1. Demonstrate knowledge of fundamental concepts, theories, work s and ideas in communication theory. 2. Comprehend a substantive, exemplary written speech. 3. Understand and apply introductory methods of inquiry and analysis in rhetorical criticism. 4. Explore and comprehend issues, ideas, artifacts and events. 5. Combine or synthesize existing ideas, images or expertise in original ways in their own rhetorical acts (informative and persuasive speeches). 6. Assess or formulate an opinion or conclusion based upon the two previous outcomes in an innovative or imaginative way (persu asive speeches). 7. Evaluate information and its sources critically. 8. Use information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose. 9. Access and use information ethically and legally. 10. Adhere to genre and disciplinary conventions for speeches 11. Provide clear organi zation and effective transitions between paragraphs and sentences. 12. Use correct syntax and mechanics in written full -sentence outlines and rhetorical criticism essays.