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Political Correctness or Freedom of Speech - The term political correctness (PC) has infringed on our freedom of speech by assuming that the populace is too ignorant to realize what appropriate speech is. This term is now as common in our society as the term, ‘freedom of speech’. It is incomprehensible how these two words have had such an effect on the manner in which our society communicates. The trend casts a negative view on our society by letting political views determine what is appropriate in our social sector. Political correctness, as applied in today’s society, seeks to control freedom of speech and poses a true danger to a free society....   [tags: Freedom of Speech]
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Informative Speech: The History of Pluto - Informative Speech: The History of Pluto Specific Purpose Statement: By the end of my speech my audience will be able to explain the history behind Pluto becoming a planet and in turn losing its planetary status. INTRODUCTION: Attention Getter: Growing up learning about the planets my first grade teacher told me, “My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nine Pies” was a way to remember the order of the planets. Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto. Apparently now teachers teach it as, “My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nachos”....   [tags: Informative Speech] 1112 words
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Stuttering: A Speech Disorder - Have you ever thought about how we talk and what causes us to say those words the way we say them. Well a speech pathologist does. Their entire job focuses on how and what causes people to speak the way they do. Most people have no problem with speaking but some do. There are several disorders in speech, one being stuttering. Most people do not understand the importance and the difficulty of learning how to cope with the disorder of stuttering. This speech disorder can affect numerous aspects in a patients’ life and can cause embarrassment, or even possibly lower some people’s self-confidence level; to some people stuttering isn’t just an aspect in their life, their life revolves around the...   [tags: Speech Pathologist]
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Childhood Apraxia of Speech - There are many different language delays and disorders found in the pediatric population. Childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) is one of the most common of these disorders. Dr. Libby Kumin defines CAS as “a motor speech disorder where children have difficulty planning, coordinating, producing and sequencing speech sounds” (Kumin, n.d.). Apraxia does not occur because of weakness or paralysis of facial and oral muscles. It occurs when a child’s brain cannot properly plan the movement of body parts necessary for normal speech production (“Childhood Apraxia,” 2011)....   [tags: Speech Pathology]
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Informative Speech: Stress Management - General Purpose: To inform the audience about the cause, affect and ways to manage stress. Specific Purpose Statement: The audience will learn what causes stress and how stress can affect their health, and how they can manage their everyday stress with different techniques. INTRODUCTION Attention Getter: Life is like a huge roller coaster, a journey full of twists and turns, and ups and downs. And sometimes in this journey there arises various situations where one is unable to deal with these turns, let alone have the energy to face the ups and downs....   [tags: Informative Speech] 893 words
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Freedom of Speech: A Double-edged Sword - Freedom of speech has been a topic of discussion for many years. Since democracy was established in many countries to provide safety and rights, freedom of speech has been one of the most important rights in any constitution. Freedom of speech constitutes a human right that all people should have and one that must be respected. As individuals, we are entitled to express our opinions, write, publish or communicate, and such expressions must be, if not shared, respected. Different countries have certain level of tolerance at the moment of executing this right....   [tags: Freedom of Speech] 807 words
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The American Academy of Speech Correction - When speech-language pathology first came to America there was no certification needed in order to practice. Instead, the first speech pathologists were educators and other professionals who wanted to help others who had problems with their speech. Numerous of the first speech-language pathologists became interested in the upcoming field after they had overcome problems with speech themselves, or people they were close to. Because the first speech pathologists were people in respectable positions, many of their names have been seen elsewhere in history....   [tags: speech-language-pathology, certification]
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Studies in Contemporary Literature: Free Speech - Censorship is the suppression of speech or other public communication which may be considered objectable, harmful, sensitive, politically incorrect or inconvenient as determined as determined by the government, media outlet, or other controlling bodies (Wikipedia, 1). This can be done by governments and private organizations or by individuals who engage in self-censorship which is the act of censoring or classifying one’s own work like blog, books, films, or other means of expression, out of the fear of, or deference to, the sensibilities of others, without overt pressure from any specific party or institution of authority....   [tags: censorship, speech suppression, free speech] 1632 words
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The Art of Giving a Speech -  Sort Out your Matter: Before you hit the decks the foremost thing you have to do is decide on a matter which is of your concern. Being acquainted with the matter is of good concern than what you incorporate in your speech. The better way not to forget what is to be said is the proper application of some funny side, some stories related to yourself and language that is familiar to everyone on every day. A good number of speeches include amid two and five key thoughts. Approach with thoughts than you would be able to fit inside your time limits....   [tags: speech preparation and delivery process] 2379 words
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Stuttering in Movie The King's Speech - In life people must pass through a lot of circumstances to accomplish wants and desires; challenges will always be in the way, but they are not a reason to stop and quit dreaming. There are many obstacles when trying to solve a difficulty such as, languages or speech disorders can make any circumstance even more difficult, something as little as stuttering can make people feel afraid of who they are, and in addition, make them feel defeated in some cases. That is why people with this kind of difficulty must keep fighting to show others that despite any adversity, they are able to endure it and make big things....   [tags: disorder, stuttering, speech, language] 773 words
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Informative Speech: Breed Specific Legislation - Specific Purpose Statement: To invite my audience to explore the advantages, disadvantages, and the alternatives associated with breed specific legislation. Thesis: Breed specific legislation is a controversial topic in which I am very interested and would like to explore both sides of the issue to perhaps learn something new. Pattern of Organization: Multiple Perspectives Introduction I. [Attention Getter] Imagine you were told you couldn't do something or live somewhere for the sole reason you looked dangerous....   [tags: Informative Speech] 743 words
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Speech Disorders and Reading Skills - Rationale and Strategy: Growing up, my brother had a speech impediment and now after completing three years of speech therapy he speaks close to normal with minimal grammar/phonological errors. But his reading and reading comprehension is terrible. He doesn’t understand what he is reading and sometime has to read the same paragraph three times. I have watched him struggle from the start and I want to find ways that can help him with his reading. Therefore, I want to understand the connection between a language delay, and a child’s reading skills....   [tags: apraxia of speech, impediment]
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Speech and Language Disorders - Research began in the field of speech and language disorders back in the early nineteenth century. The first research began with individuals that were deaf/hard of hearing. Researchers were trying to find ways to help them communicate by helping them develop speech and using sign language. However, after this began researchers wanted to look more into helping individuals that had problems with speech not just to individuals who where deaf. The education of students with speech and language disorders began with physicians providing medical and clinical treatment....   [tags: Speech and Language Impairment] 918 words
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Losing Free Speech - “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” These words were spoken by François-Marie Arouet, more well known by his pen name, Voltaire (Quotes About Censorship, #36). A French philosopher from the seventeen hundreds, Voltaire is believed to have influenced the Founding Fathers of America. As a matter of fact, this quote makes up the backbone of the First Amendment from the U.S. Constitution, which states: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for...   [tags: Freedom of Speech]
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On the Issue of Hate Speech - ... In 2005, a local government was allowed to impose penalties on a KKK member if it can be proved that the act of burning a cross was "intended to intimidate" (Turley, Jonathan. Washingtonpost.com). However, the line that the decision tried to impose was meaningless, since the government could easily state the history of the symbol in question without considering the circumstances of the act itself. In the previously mentioned case pertaining to the Stolen Valor Act, the court took into account the government's ability to bend definitions as well....   [tags: free speech, supreme court, KKK]
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The Importance of Rhetoric and Discussion of Freedom of Speech - In the essays, “In Defense of Prejudice: Why Incendiary Speech Must Be Protected” by Jonathan Rauch and “The Debate over Placing Limits on Racist Speech Must Not Ignore the Damage It Does to Its Victims” by Charles R. Lawrence III, the writers express their beliefs on the topic of freedom of speech and prejudice speech; particularly racist. As far as any benefits of prejudice speech go, the two writers thoroughly disagree. Lawrence believes that there are no benefits of prejudice speech and it should not be included in what America’s “freedom of speech” entails, because of its effect on minorities as he writes, “Whenever we decide that racist speech must be tolerated because of the importanc...   [tags: prejudice speech,racist speech,jonathan rauch]
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This Is Water a speech by David Foster Wallace - In David Foster Wallace’s graduation speech, This Is Water, he uses logical and emotional appeals to discuss the importance of critical thinking. Wallace uses the term “conscious” to signal critical thinkers, while those who do not think critically are referred to as “unconscious.” Wallace’s main argument is that a person has the choice to think critically and should do so every day. Wallace’s analysis of consciousness and unconsciousness focusses too heavily on the logical and emotional appeals and ignores the possible ethical arguments that support the development of conscious societies, such as activism....   [tags: graduation speech, critical thinking]
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Oliver Wendell Holmes and Free Speech - Close analysis of Oliver Wendell Holmes’ approach to the 1st Amendment freedoms of speech and press reveals a changing conclusion. The amendment that Holmes is associated with reads as such, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” Some people, however, see protected speech as something else....   [tags: 1st amendment, freedom of speech]
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Old Major´s Speech in the Novel Animal Farm and Martin Luther King´s Speech - Great speakers have always been able to move their audiences with their speeches. In Animal Farm, Old Major gave an empowering speech to the animals of Manor Farm. Martin Luther King Jr also gave a very convincing speech about his dream for equality. Old Major in Animal Farm and Martin Luther King Jr both gave successful speeches that used repetition, emotion and rhetorical questions. Both Old Major and Martin Luther King Jr used repetition in their speeches. In a speech the repetition or restatement of an idea at intervals not only promotes clarity but encourages the acceptance of an idea....   [tags: Rhetorical, Speech]
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Graduation Speech: Genius - Good evening class of 2013 and all of our proud supporters. I come before you tonight with bittersweet feelings about this event. On the one hand we are celebrating a momentous achievement and a symbol of our movement into a new phase of life. On the other hand, we have to spend more than five hours in this arena full of memories of the past four song contests. I’m sure we can all agree that of the entire class, probably the only one with really fond memories of this place is wrestling state champion Jamin Meletia....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address] 680 words
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Analysis of Jim Valvano’s Arthur Ashe Award Acceptance Speech - ... We hug, we kiss, we love,” (Valvano). During the speech, he also brings in his family from the audience when he says, “The courage in my family are my wife Pam, my three daughters, here, Nicole, Jamie, LeeAnn, my mom, who’s right here too,” (Valvano). Here, Valvano makes a connection to the audience by making himself one of them. Throughout the speech, he never talks at the audience, but with them, as if he is having a conversation with them. By putting his family in the audience, he makes himself a family man and part of the audience, which adds to his ethos appeal....   [tags: Speech Analysis]
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Analysis of the Speech Earl Spencer Gave at Princess Diana's Funeral - This semester I had the chance to take The Fundamentals of Speech Communication, this course has taught me so much on how my presence and performance in front of a group can affect the way my speech comes across. During this course, I had the opportunity to research and discover different speakers who have given amazing and inspirational speeches. Speaking has been around for a very long time, and our understanding of it comes to us at a very young age. I have researched and watched many great speeches but only one has really moved me....   [tags: Speech Analysis] 1171 words
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We Must Put and End to Hate Speech on Campus - What if a college sponsors an activity, such as an “ugliest woman contest” where boys dress up as girls, and someone in the contest were to dress up as Aunt Jemima. At most public colleges and universities, such a display would be protected by the First Amendment to the Constitution. Wouldn’t it be nice if we didn’t have to worry about people doing such things. Wouldn’t the world be better if people had some common sense and displayed some respect for others by not doing or saying things that would alienate or offend other cultures, races, lifestyles, or sexes....   [tags: College Hate Speech]
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Persuasive Speech: Everyone Should Use a Seat Belt While in a Car - ... This figure is an intimidating figure because it show the occurrence of death in a crash. In this accident, the leading cause of death is people under the age of 35 years old. Safety belts can prevent death in about half of these accident. B. A seat belt help us by holding us in the car and keep people being throw around and out of the car. Many injury occur when a person inside the car collides with the steering, wheel, dashboard, windshield, the roof or other. (Transition: Let’s take a look on what is the second reason why we should wear seat belt when driving car) II. The second point is can cultivate themselves too not violate government law....   [tags: Persuasive Speech] 714 words
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Informative Speech: The American Red Cross Club at State University - Topic: The American Red Cross Club at State University is group that organizes blood drives, and thinks of creative ways to motivate people do donate blood. Purpose Statement: Check out the flyer, stop in at a meeting, or search for us online, to find out how to sign up. Audience Analysis: 1. Demographics: People who wish to donate blood will need to be at least 17 years of age and weighing no less than 110 pounds. If one is interested in joining the American Red Cross Club, they will need to be a current MSU student....   [tags: Informative Speech] 1261 words
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Persuasive Speech: We Must Increase the Security of Starbucks Mobile Payment - ... So it fashioned in me a security apprehension that will benefit all. Preview Statement: This white paper examines the current state and nature of the mobile payments, some of the relevant enabling technologies, and looks at the relevant risk, security and assurance issues that security and audit professionals will want to consider when developing and evaluating mobile payment services. Development of the need: What does the Starbuck application lacks at. A. It lacks at creating barriers for hackers trying to hack into an account....   [tags: Persuasive Speech] 1090 words
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Persuasive Speech: The Morning-After Pill Should Be Used for Birth Control - ... Main Point C: and then finally, talk about its effectiveness and who can consider the use of this type of emergency contraception as an alternative. Transition: The interest in the morning pill had increased in the last years. II. Body Main Point A: FDA approved the distribution of the morning-after pill since 1999 (Emergency Contraception: Plan B, n.d). But even today, in some places it is not practiced and is disapproved, since it is not a simple subject, people is influenced much on their religious beliefs or opinion of others, also generally have a wrong image of the action of this pill....   [tags: Persuasive Speech] 682 words
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Persuasive Speech: Why You Should Oppose Same-Sex Marriage - Persuasive Speech: Same sex marriages General Purpose: To persuade Specific Purpose Statement: To persuade the audience to agree that same-sex marriages should not be legal Central Idea: The audience will realize the vices and social disorders created by legalization of same sex marriages in order to preserve marital norms INTRODUCTION I. Same sex marriage is a trending topic if not a trendy one. Countries throughout the globe are pressured with the question of homosexuality being an issue of right or morality....   [tags: Persuasive Speech]
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Written Speech Analysis - Sunni Brown- Doodlers, Unite! - Sunni Brown, the co-author of “Gamestorming: A Playbook for Innovators, Rulebreakers, and Changemakers”, makes a sound and coherently proficient case in which she suggests that the definition of ‘Doodling’ be changed to “make spontaneous marks to help yourself think”. Brown’s speech at the March 2011 ‘TED’ conference in Long Beach, California before academics and her peers, was entitled “Doodlers, unite!”. She suggests in a both informative and persuasive manner that the act of doodling is undervalued, at times ridiculed but more often than not will assist people in learning and retaining knowledge....   [tags: Speech Analysis Essays] 1286 words
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Martin Luther King's I Have a Dream Speech - Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. He was born into a society that treated him inferior to white people just because he was African-American. As a bright young boy in a diminishing culture, his father reassured him that he was just as good as anyone else. He was determined to work hard, and demonstrate his equality regardless of race. He set out to be the best he could be and graduated high school at the early age of fifteen. Martin Luther King Jr....   [tags: I Have A Dream Speech] 1841 words
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Students Shoud NOT Have the Tight to Free Speech - According to the First Amendment Center, located at Vanderbilt University and at Washington, D.C.’s Newseum, there are twelve categories of speech that are not protected by First Amendment rights. These are: “obscenity, fighting words, defamation (libel, slander), child pornography, perjury, blackmail, incitement to imminent lawless action, true threats, solicitations to commit crimes, and plagiarism of copyrighted material” (para. 2). The center also adds that “some experts also would add treason, if committed verbally” (para....   [tags: first amendment, speech]
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Rhetorical Analysis of President Obama's Inauguration Speech - On January 20, 2009, President Obama was officially inaugurated and sworn in as the forty-fourth president of the United States of America. The tradition of being inaugurated requires the president to give a speech about the goals they want to reach during their presidency. The president must make a speech that appeals to the audience while being professional. Rhetoric is a useful strategy to utilize in speech making. Obama uses rhetoric to achieve presenting his message of creating hope and change together in America while fixing the economic and social challenges and issues left behind from the previous president....   [tags: Rhetoric of Inauguration Speech] 1403 words
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Group Speech Given November 14, 2013 - Following the Group speech that was given on November 15, 2013, I have been asked to write this reflection paper to address the nature of the speech and how I can improve. Upon reading the peer review sheets we received from the class following our speech I believe that we all improved since our last speech. Everyone seems to state the most important area for improvement was using filler words too much. I think we as a group seemed to have improved as far as talking towards the audience and using less filler words....   [tags: reflection paper and nature of the speech] 714 words
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Graduation Speech: Many Chapters Yet to Write - The fairy tales that forever touch the strings of the human heart have one thing in common: a happy ending. For dramatic effect, the speech you are about to hear begins with one. When we dare to venture into the past to find inspiration for the future, we are inevitably bound to face the moments we’d much sooner forget. Our repeated experience has shown that we are more inclined to find profundity in our seconds of misery and suffering than in years and years of commonplace encounters. It is with that fact in mind that I ask you to imagine this very room, and this very ceremony as it stood exactly five years ago today –Sunday, June 11, 1995....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address] 706 words
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Offensive Speech Should be Allowed - There seems to be an internal desire for freedom within the soul of every man. Men realize that freedom is something basic, and to rob a man of his freedom is to take from him the essential basis of his manhood. The words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., spoken forty-three years ago, capture the spirit of the American dream. Since its conception, the United States of America has been the universal symbol for freedom and hope. The five most fundamental freedoms cherished by every citizen are granted in the First Amendment to the Constitution....   [tags: Freedom of Speech]
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Infant-Directed Speech and Its Effect on Language Acquisition - When infants are acquiring their first language, adults speak to them differently than they would speak to other adults. This kind of speech is formally named “Infant-Directed speech”, but is also referred to as “baby talk” and “motherese”. Infant-Directed (ID) speech has several properties that distinguish it from Adult-Directed (AD) speech. There is a debate over whether or not ID speech helps infants acquire language or is a hindrance in their language acquisition process Several experiments have been performed to test the effect of ID speech on infants’ language learning....   [tags: Baby Talk, Adult Directed Speech]
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Elie Wiesel’s “The Perils of Indifference” Speech - Elie Wiesel’s “The Perils of Indifference” Speech Elie Wiesel, a Noble Peace Prize winner and Boston University Professor, presented a speech as part of the Millennium Lecture Series at the White House on April 12, 1999. President Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary Clinton hosted the formal lecture series. Numerous dignitaries from a wide array of public, private and foreign office attended the event. Although Elie Wiesel designed his speech to persuade, it actually fell somewhat outside the deliberative genre category, as being more non-typical within this genre category....   [tags: Nobel Peace Prize, Speech Analysis]
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Rhetorical Analysis of Speech a Speech by George W. Bush - In this paper I am going to discuss the rhetorical appeals, as well as the argumentative structure, audience and purpose set forth by George W. Bush in his September 27 speech in Flagstaff, Arizona. More specifically I will refer to the rhetorical appeals of ethos, pathos and logos, and explain how they are used to gain the support and attention of the audience and further the further the purpose of the speech. As I explain these appeals I will also give an insight into the argumentative structure and why it is apparent in this particular speech....   [tags: Rhetorical Analysis of Speech] 1144 words
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Informative Speech: Alzheimer's Disease - Intro:      Hello my name is Nick and I am giving my speech on Alzheimer’s Disease. I was thinking of what I could do for a speech. Then I thought I wanted to inform people on something that little know about. Then it hit me. Alzheimer’s Disease it has affected my life so much and I know so much about it. So I am going to tell you how it has affected my life in more ways than one. Before I start I want you to imagine something. Look around you know everyone right. All these faces you see practically see everyday take all that you know about them and forget it....   [tags: Informative Speech] 726 words
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Persuasive Speech: We Must Use Alternative Power Sources Instead of Nuclear Energy - General Purpose: To Persuade Specific Purpose: To persuade my audience that they should advocate the use of alternative power sources other than nuclear energy. Central Idea: Nuclear energy only contributes a small amount to the world’s electricity yet it has hazards and dangers that far out-way its benefits. There are many other alternative power producing sources that can produce energy more efficiently and more safely than nuclear power plants can. Organization: Monroe’s Motivated Sequence I....   [tags: Persuasive Speech] 1650 words
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Martin Luther King Jr.'s I Have a Dream Speech - Martin Luther King Jr. was introduced on that hot August day as the “Moral Leader of the Nation”. As such he played a key role in the Civil Rights movement. His “I have a dream” speech ensured that he would remain so because of its powerful impact. There are three main categories of reasons that it is regarded as one of the greatest speeches of all time. The first area is historical; the second is in regards to the technical aspects of the speech itself; while the final reason is spiritual. It is often said that the winners write the history books....   [tags: I Have a Dream Speech] 2177 words
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The Freedom of Speech in the Tinker V. Des Moines Independent Community School District - The First Amendment of the United States gives citizens the five main rights to freedom. Freedom of speech is one of the rights. If people did not have the freedom of speech there would be no way of expressing one’s self and no way to show individuality between beliefs. This Amendment becomes one of the issues in the Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District Supreme Court case that happened in December of 1969. In the case of Tinker v. Des Moines there were five students that got suspended for wearing armbands to protest the Government’s policy in Vietnam....   [tags: beliefs, rights, freedom, speech]
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Cyber Bullying and Hate Speech - Free speech is both a universal and national liberty. The United Nations and the United States of America believe that free speech is something that humans should be allowed to exercise. However, each respective group has their own limitations. These limitation, although broad, protect against free speech being taken too far. Like any liberty or privilege there must be a line in the sand to keep extremists from aggressively using and abusing this right. The United Nations formed "The Universal Declaration of Human Rights." With in this declaration are 40 articles with a preamble examining the rights which they believe are basic and necessary....   [tags: Freedom of Speech 2014]
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College or Univeristy Graduation Speech - I’ve spent weeks trying to think of what it is I’d like to share with you on this special morning… what words of wisdom I could possibly impart, what bits of knowledge I have obtained during these past five years that I could share. And after careful deliberation and consideration, I came to the conclusion that I have absolutely nothing to say. I’ve asked several people, "So, like, if you were listening to a speech, and, like, you wanted to enjoy it… what would you want to hear?" And these several people all had the same reply, "Don’t be boring." So, that was a really big help....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address] 802 words
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Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death Speech - Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death Speech Gaining the credibility in a speech can be difficult at times and can test even the best speakers ability to keep the crowds attention and respect. One of the ways to keep credibility with a crowd is practicing and applying appeal to ethics. Which is defined as winning the favor of the audience by showing strong credibility in the speaker (Merriam-Webster). One of the best speeches that exemplifies the usage of appeal to ethics is Patrick Henry’s “Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death” speech where he addresses an issue of war at the revolutionary convention....   [tags: Patrick Henry, how to give an influential speech] 757 words
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Graduation Speech: It's Been Fun - Hello students, faculty, members of the school board, Superintendent, and parents. When I was first told that I was going to be the speaker for graduation, I was overcome. I was overcome with pride and excitement, as I'm sure we all are today as we close this chapter on our lives, but most of all, I was overcome with a feeling. A feeling that I have fooled you all into electing a Canadian to speak on this very important occasion. (Canadian Accent) I bet about now, you are all finally realizing just what it is you've done, eh....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address] 977 words
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College or University Graduation Speech - Members of the faculty, parents, guests, and graduates, have no fear. I am well aware that on a day of such high excitement, what you require, first and foremost, of any speaker is brevity. I shall not fail you in this respect. When we arrived at State College, all was new to us and we walked around looking up at everything in awe. As we have been preparing to leave, we were given the chance to see State College from the top of the tallest building, looking down on everything with nostalgic familiarity—inspecting the tiny people that bring State College to life, trying to imagine the countless buses we squeezed to get on, and the hours spent talking to friends....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address] 933 words
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Informative Speech: The Fokker Triplane - Specific Purpose Statement: To inform my audience about the Fokker Triplane Introduction This speech is about a particular type of aircraft made famous for its use by the Red Baron of Germany in World War One. Many people know that the Red Baron was a real person from history. Others may only know him as an adversary of Snoopy from the comic strip Peanuts, or as a ghost-like magic man dreamed up by lonely housewives hungry for a particular brand of frozen pizza....   [tags: Example Informative Speech] 1294 words
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Rhetorical Analysis of Martin Luther King's I Have A Dream Speech - Martin Luther King’s speech was made after the March on Washington on August 28, 1963. He delivered the “I Have a dream” speech on the Lincoln Memorial steps. He verbalized this speech to millions of people blacks and whites. This is one of the greatest speeches because it has many elements like repetition, assonance and consonance, pathos, logos, and ethos. Repetition in M.L.K.’s Speech Martin Luther King uses a lot of repetition in his speech. They are scattered throughout but very close. One of the repetitions in his speech is “I have a dream.” He uses this phrase to show what he sees in the future of America....   [tags: Rhetoric of I Have a Dream Speech] 822 words
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Informative Speech: Illegal Drugs - Illegal Drugs Informative Speech Introduction: Marijuana, cocaine, heroin, PCP, speed, shrooms, crystal meth, and angel dust are all types of illegal drugs. What is an illegal drug. An illegal drug is something and often a substance that causes addiction, habituation, or a marked change in consciousness. Body: I.     Illegal Drugs The use of illegal drugs in the United States is considered by some to be the biggest problem in our society. Over 40% of high school seniors use some kind of illegal drug, and in a recent 1999 National Household Survey on Drug Abuse showed that the three most common drugs are Marijuana used by 11,100,000 people, Cocaine used by 1,500,000 people, and inhalants...   [tags: Example Informative Speech] 549 words
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Graduation Speech by Faculty - Congratulations. Today is your day. You're off to Great Places. You're off and away. You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself Any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the guy who'll decide where to go. You'll look up and down streets. Look 'em over with care. About some you will say, "I don't choose to go there." With your head full of brains and your shoes full of feet, You're too smart to go down any not-so-good street....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address] 684 words
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Informative Speech: Blood Donation - Specific Purpose Statement: To inform the audience about the criteria for becoming a blood donor I. Introduction A. As you sit in a classroom at the Community College, you may not think that saving a life is something you could do today, but, in fact, it's quite easy to do. 1. The first thing that may come to mind is some sort of emergency rescue. 2. The easiset way to save a life is blood donation. a. done in less than 1 hour b. relatively painless c....   [tags: Example Informative Speech] 717 words
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Rhetorical Analysis of Martin Luther King's I Have A Dream Speech - Dr. King is an emotional, inspiring and strong speaker. His " I Have A Dream" speech tugs a deep root war of emotions in every American’s heart; therefore, this speech is the perfect display of pathos. Even though pathos overwhelm logo and ethos, they also very much present in his speech. On August 28, 1963 Dr. King made his way to Washington Mall from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial to commit his speech to his fellow Americans. Dr. King commands his speech during an ironic period time of America history....   [tags: Rhetoric of I Have a Dream Speech] 1035 words
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Rhetorical Analysis of Martin Luther King's I Have A Dream Speech - The famous “I Have a Dream” speech delivered by Martin Luther King, Jr. at the historic March in Washington in August 1963 effectively urged the US government to take actions and to finally set up equality between the black and white people in America. Although there were many factors that contributed to the success of the speech, it was primarily King’s masterly use of different rhetorical instruments that encouraged Kennedy and his team to take further steps towards racial equality. King effectively utilizes numerous linguistic devices, such as metaphors, anaphoras, allusions, and provides an abundance of specific examples in his address and this all makes the speech more convincing and me...   [tags: Rhetoric of I Have a Dream Speech] 1085 words
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Rhetorical Analysis of Martin Luther King's I Have A Dream Speech - "I Have A Dream" is a mesmerizing speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It was delivered to the thousands of Americans on August 28, 1963, during the March on Washington. Aimed at the entire nation, King’s main purpose in this speech was to convince his audience to demand racial justice towards the mistreated African Americans and to stand up together for the rights afforded to African American under the Constitution. To further convey this purpose more effectively, King cleverly makes use of the rhetorical devices — ethos, pathos and logos — using figurative language such as metaphors and repetition as well as various other techniques e.g....   [tags: Rhetoric of I Have a Dream Speech] 846 words
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Rhetorical Analysis of Martin Luther King's I Have A Dream Speech - In a period of time where few were willing to listen, Martin Luther King, Jr. stood proudly, gathered and held the attention of over 200,000 people. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech was very effective and motivational for African Americans in 1963. Many factors affected Kings’ speech in a very positive manner; the great emotion behind the words, delivering the speech on the steps of the memorial of the President who defeated slavery. And not only was this message beautifully written for the hope of African Americans, but the underlying message for white people, revolution and peace....   [tags: Rhetoric of I Have a Dream Speech] 988 words
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Rhetorical Analysis of Martin Luther King's I Have A Dream Speech - Rhetoric: "The use of words by human agents to form attitudes or induce actions in other human agents....The use of language as a symbolic means of inducing cooperation in human beings that by nature respond to symbols." If Kenneth Burke is correct, then I would propose that speakers who use the technique of Rhetoric properly will thoroughly "induce" their listeners to action. Perhaps no other speech nor speaker eloquently used rhetoric, amongst other speaking techniques, to evict such emotion, persuasion, and call to action as the "I Have a Dream" speech by Martin Luther King Jr....   [tags: Rhetoric of I Have a Dream Speech] 798 words
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Informative Speech: How to Improve Your Bowling Score - Specific Purpose: I want my audience to know how they can improve their bowling scores the next time they go out on a Friday night. Organizational Pattern: Informative Introduction I. Attention-Getting Device: How many of you guys think that you are the world's worst bowler. I bet you didn't know that the lowest game ever bowled by a man on ABC men's league is two. Mike Kappa, of Racine, Wisconsin, accomplished his outrageous score by throwing 18 gutter balls. However Richard Caplette, of Danielson, Connecticut, who threw nineteen in one game, holds the record for the most gutter balls....   [tags: Informative Speech]
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Hate Speech is the Price We Must Pay for Freedom of Speech -      Living in the United States we enjoy many wonderful freedoms and liberties. Even though most of these freedoms seem innate to our lives, most have been earned though sacrifice and hard work. Out of all of our rights, freedom of speech is perhaps our most cherished, and one of the most controversial. Hate speech is one of the prices we all endure to ensure our speech stays free. But with hate speeches becoming increasingly common, many wonder if it is too great of a price to pay, or one that we should have to pay at all....   [tags: Freedom of Speech Essays]
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Persuasive Speech: Against Gun Control - Specific Purpose Statement: To persuade my audience that each individual must take responsibility for his or her own actions. The must not blame guns for problems caused by people. . . Attention Grabber: Gun control isn't about guns, its about control . Body of Speech . I'd like to read a quote by our 3rd president Thomas Jefferson. "Laws that forbid the carrying of arms disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants, they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an...   [tags: Example Persuasive Speech] 679 words
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Informative Speech: The Pro’s And Con’s Of Medical Marijuana - Informative Speech: The Pro’s And Con’s Of Medical Marijuana The purpose of the speech is to inform the audience about the pro’s and con’s of marijuana as well as the medical uses of marijuana . Types of Visuals: Three posters showing what Marijuana is. The pro’s of marijuana and the cons of Marijuana. Introduction: Marijuana is one of the oldest cultivated plants (Nahas 8). Since it became illegal in 1967, there have been questions of whether or not it is good for purposes, such as medicine, other than being a leisure drug....   [tags: Informative Speech] 784 words
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Rhetorical Analysis of President Roosevelt's Pearl Harbor Speech - “Yesterday, December 7th, 1941- a date which will live in infamy- the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan” (1). These are the words Franklin Delano Roosevelt chose to begin his Pearl Harbor Address to the Nation the day after Pearl Harbor was attacked by Japan. FDR’s speech was a call to arms, and in his speech he expressed outrage towards Japan and confidence in inevitable triumph. The speech was a request to declare war against Japan and to bring the United States into World War II....   [tags: Rhetorical Analysis of Speech] 1255 words
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