COMMEMORATIVE SPEECH (Manuscript)
1) This is a 3-5 page manuscript speech in which you pay tribute to a person, a group of people, an institution or an idea. This speech must make use of advanced rhetorical techniques in language, structure, and organization.
2) Acquaint yourself with different forms of commemorative speeches by reading chapter 18 in your text concerning speeches for special occasions.
3) Decide on a hypothetical or real occasion when a commemorative speech would help bring people together in a special way. Determine what could be the topic or the theme of such a speech.
4) Type a manuscript speech suitable for this occasion. Your speech should be 3 double-spaced pages in length. Submit this speech to the dropbox.
Utilize stylistic devices to enhance the imagery, rhythm, and creativity of the speech.
Antithesis = "If you fail to prepare–You prepare to fail." or "Let us never negotiate out of fear. But never let us fear to negotiate."
Alliteration= "You want your speech to be a clear, concise, creative, commemoration."
Parallelism= "Our mission is to right wrong, to do justice, and to serve humanity"-- the use of parallel ideas in succession.
Alliteration and Parallelism= "The task is heavy, the toil is long, and the trials will be severe."
Simile= "Her eyes were like limpid pools." or "The Red Man has ever fled the White Man, as the morning mist flees before the morning sun."
Metaphor= "Your eyes are the windows to your soul." or "My Mother was the spoonful of sugar that sweetened life's bitter medicine."
Repetition=using the same phrase over throughout your speech or in succession as in Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech and the "I have a dream" phrase.
The manuscript is to be MLA format. Typed. Large Font (12pt.). Times Roman (or similar). Double spaced. Use the "Tab" key to indent paragraphs. Do NOT use UPPER CASE LETTERS ONLY! UPPER CASE ONLY IS HARDER TO READ THAN a mixture lower case and Upper Case letters.
Criteria to think about before typing the Commemorative Speech:
- Does your introduction gain attention?
- Is your topic dealt with creatively?
- Do you introduce your topic clearly?
- Do you establish credibility?
- Are your main ideas easily followed?
- Is your language clear and free from grammatical errors or inappropriate words?
- Are transitions used throughout the manuscript?
- Is your language vivid and colorful?
- Does your speech adapt to the audience?
- Do you maintain sufficient enthusiasm?
- Is your humor tasteful?
- Are your supporting materials entertaining?
- Is your ending appropriate; do you reinforce your central idea?
Guidelines to follow:
1) This is a three paged typed manuscript speech.
2) Heading for this assignment must be typed on the first page: Page numbers must be on additional pages (top right hand corner - see below)
A Title Page must be included
Page Numbers with the writer's last name (e.g., Parnell 2, Parnell 3)
Please PROOFREAD YOUR DOCUMENTS for errors before submitting your final written work.
|Due By (Pacific Time)
||12/08/2013 08:00 pm