Art of Persuasion 1

Today you will be working in groups to analyse a short speech or extract.

Each group will give a presentation to the class, covering the following points:

  1. What is the speaker’s aim or objective?
  2. What techniques does the speaker use?
  3. What ideals or principles does the speaker appeal to?
  4. In what ways is the speech similar or different to others we have seen.

Malcolm X, speech about police brutality

Mohammed Ali Jinnah, Message to the people of America on the partition of India, 1947.

John F. Kennedy 1961, Inaugural address, Washington, D.C. (Full text)

Martin Luther King’s , 1943 speech 28 augusti 1963 at Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. (Full text)


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