persuasive speech using rhetorical devices.
You will be writing a persuasive speech. Included in the speech should be several
instances of rhetorical devices. Try to emulate Churchill or Gandhi in format/style.
The speech can be either serious or light-hearted in tone. It SHOULD NOT be satire. (You are not to mock anyone or anything. The purpose is just to get the audience to agree with
The rhetorical devices we have focused on are
1. Parallelism* 2. Loaded language (positive and negative)* 3. Repetition (of key ideas) 4. Allusion 5. Dramatic alternative
Your speech must include devices # 1-2, starred (*) above.
IN ADDITION, your speech should contain at least one other rhetorical device. (See # 3-5.)
Further, your speech must include information from a reliable source that is cited in your speech at least once.
Your WRITTEN (typed) speech will be graded on your skillful handling of the rhetorical devices you used, as well as the flow of your ideas/organization, maintenance of your tone/support, use of cited material and grammar/usage. This is worth a test grade. See attached rubric.
You are required to fill out a reflection sheet that will be graded.
Your written(typed) speech is due: Monday, March 9. It must be submitted by 2:05 pm on Monday.
If you submit your speech by 11:00 pm on Sunday, March 8, you will receive 3 extra credit
For an extra test grade, you will present your speech in class on March 11. The SPOKEN version will be worth up to 49 points. Time limit: aim for 2-4 minutes (no longer than 7).
Here is the breakdown of points for the written speech:
PERSUASIVE SPEECH RUBRIC: Written speech
45 pts included at least 3 rhetorical devices as directed, each one helping to establish the significance of your main ideas ______
30 pts ideas flowed evenly, each one supported clearly and logically ______
11 pts tone was established at the outset, maintained and was appropriate to the topic, wrapped up effectively ______
9 pts use of cited material to effectively support your point _____
5 pts word choice, sentence structure, and grammar consistently conveyed ideas ______
100 points total ______
This is the point breakdown for the “presented in class” speech:
PERSUASIVE SPEECH RUBRIC: Delivery Name:
16 pts able to clearly verbalize main ideas (8) and remained organized (8) ______
6 pts maintained appropriate tone throughout speech: beginning, middle, and end ______
5 pts projected voice clearly to be understood from the back of the room ______
5 pts maintained appropriate eye contact ______
5 pts stayed within time frame (2-4 minutes) ______
12 pts used rhetorical devices (3 assigned) ______
49 points total ______