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Speeches. Spring 2014. Looking for literary Devices . Help the speech-giver to make an impression Help add to the meaning of the speech Helps certain points being made to STICK OUT . Aphorism. A concise statement of a general truth or principle Ex. A penny saved is a penny earned

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Speeches

Speeches

Spring 2014


Looking for literary devices
Looking for literary Devices

  • Help the speech-giver to make an impression

  • Help add to the meaning of the speech

  • Helps certain points being made to STICK OUT


Aphorism
Aphorism

  • A concise statement of a general truth or principle

    • Ex. A penny saved is a penny earned

    • Ex. A chain is only as strong as its weakest link

    • Ex. A dog is a man’s best friend


Epigraph
Epigraph

  • A quotation at the beginning of a literary work to introduce its theme


Simile
Simile

  • A comparison of two things that are essentially different, usually using the words like or as

    • Ex. As snug as a bug

    • Ex. As blind as a bat

    • Ex. As busy as a bee


Extended metaphor
Extended Metaphor

  • A metaphor in which the comparison is carried through several lines or even the entire work.


Word choice
Word Choice

  • Words are chosen very carefully when used in speeches

  • The words used to can help or hurt the message

  • Words are chosen, based on who the intended audience is


Audience
Audience

  • The people that are intended to receive the message.

    • Women

    • Men

    • Teenagers

    • Smokers

    • Athletes


How to figure out intended audience
How to figure out intended audience

  • What is the message of the speech?

  • Who can relate to that message?

  • What is the speech trying to get done?

  • Who would be the most likely group to do that?


Speech 1
Speech 1

  • What was the message of the speech?

  • Who was the intended audience?

  • How do the literary devices/word choice affect the message? Appeal to the audience?


Speech 2
Speech 2

  • What was the message of the speech?

  • Who was the intended audience?

  • How do the literary devices/word choice affect the message? Appeal to the audience?


Making connections
Making Connections

  • What was similar about the two speeches?

  • What was different about the two speeches?


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