Please review Barak Obama’s 2004 DNC speech found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueMNqdB1QIE, and provide your responses. Please carefully read the instructions and answer the questions.
Based your answers in the book Speech Craft by Joshua Gunn.
The paper should be (3) pages in length .Paper should be typed in Times New Roman 12-point font with 1-inch margins, and double spacing. Paper should follow conventions of academic writing.
Paper Structure: Your paper should address most of the following questions. Do not answer the questions by number; write the paper as an essay. The following are suggested topics to include in each section:
I. Introduction (1 paragraph):
A. State the name of the speaker.
B. State the date and location of the speech. Include any context surrounding the speech that may inform the purpose and content. (Example: Ferguson, MO shooting, etc. )
C. Present the speaker’s credentials.
D. Explain how this speech connects to your own personal or academic learning experience (e.g., is it relevant to any of your other coursework here at LaGuardia?).
E. State your thesis which should offer an evaluation of the content and quality of the speech.
II. Content (several paragraphs): For each of the following, first refer specifically to techniques taught or examples shown in class or read in the textbook, and then explain if and how they are employed (or not employed) by the speaker.
A. How did the speaker gain the attention of the audience in the introduction?
B. Did the speaker establish credibility? How?
C. Did the speaker state a specific purpose? How?
D. What was the thesis statement? Was it clear?
E. Did the speaker include a preview of the main points? If so, what main points did the speaker list?
F. What types of supporting materials (examples, statistics, metaphors, analogies, narrative, definition, comparison, contrast, testimony, vivid images) did the speaker use?
G. Did the speaker provide clear oral citations?
H. List some transitions the speaker used.
I. Discuss the effectiveness of the conclusion.
J. Discuss the speaker’s use of language. Was it clear, concise, creative, grammatically correct, and vivid? Did the speaker utilize poetic techniques such as alliteration, repetition, parallelism, figures of speech, metaphors, or similes?
III. Delivery (about one paragraph): For each of the following, first refer specifically to techniques taught or examples shown in class or read in the textbook, and then explain if and how they are employed (or not employed) by the speaker.
A. Vocal Elements
B. Physical Elements
IV. Response (about one paragraph):
A. Include several elements of the speech that you would like to incorporate (or to avoid) in your next speech to improve your public speaking abilities.
B. Explain what you learned from the content of the speech and its relevance to you.
C. Discuss any other reactions you had to the speech.
V. Conclusion (one paragraph) :
A. Write a statement or two that sums up your analysis and evaluation of the event.
B. When applicable, discuss the audience’s reaction to the speech.
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