Analysis of Speech: Persuasive Devices

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Last updated October 18 2014 , created August 22 2008 , viewed 12,156

Extract from Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream” speech. Shows examples of persuasive devices. Useful as an aide-mémoire. Students can create their own 'Wordle' presentations thinking of important words associated with the civil rights movement or persuasive techniques - great for Black History Month.

Adapted from a resource contributed to TES Connect by tafkam

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Thankyou, this is very helpful for a non English Teacher teaching an English class.

from dramaqueenqld, October 18 2014
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from juggleandhope, September 02 2012
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Hello - I am the original creator of this resource and originally uploaded it to TES in the United Kingdom. We used it as part of a broader speech-writing task. Some classes also compared it to speeches by Winston Churchill, Queen Elizabeth I of England, a Barack Obama. I hope you find it useful.

from tafkam, June 18 2012 . Member of the SML Panel.
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Thank you - this looks really useful.

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Really like this resource. Just what I need for a unit to test listening and speaking, based on great speeches. many thanks.

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