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Draft of Speech

In your production of a dramatic script you tackled an issue of social significance, offering social commentary on a potentially divisive, important issue. It is time to take that passion and internalize it to speak out in a way that only you can, by delivering a speech that fully expresses not only your position, but your expectations for action. You now have to create a draft of that speech.



It is expected that you do the following:


  1. Create a draft that includes the entirety of your speech. This means there is a beginning, middle, and end. This should include:

    1. An introduction that establishes the topic and why it is being discussed while also getting the audience interested.

    2. The use of a compelling thesis, clear reasoning, and relevant evidence.

      1. Evidence should be cited.

    3. A conclusion that includes a clear and convincing call to action


  1. Mark the text by highlighting each of the following (use a different color for a, b, and c)

    1. Rhetorical devices - these may include allusion, aphorism, anaphora, alliteration, juxtaposition, rhetorical questions, and more.

    2. Thesis and call to action

    3. Uses of parallel structure.