Take a look at this link to a handful of famous speeches and decide on one that you’d like to analyze. I’d suggest looking at the information below each one–there are some good pointers for things that will help you in analyzing why the speech/the speaker’s argument works. I want you analyze your chosen speech, and come up with a few things (around 200-300 words, so only a handful of sentences) about why the rhetoric in the speech works, anything you see the speaker employing to help boost their speech’s argument, etc. I’m not setting any strict guidelines, because analysis is up to the individual. There really is no right or wrong way of approaching it.
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