Activity 1 Directions

For this activity, you will be reading two persuasive speeches and analyzing them for word choice, use of imagery, tone, and point of view. Click on the each link below to view the content of the speeches.


1. Use a t-chart to analyze the language from each speech.
2. After you have completed the t-chart, write a BCR detailing your conclusions about the importance of an author's word choice, use of imagery, tone and point of view in a persuasive essay.

Click here to view the t-chart.

Speech Analysis Activity:
"Power of Threes" Response (parallel structure)

BCR Question

Research Module

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