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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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