Speech Analysis & Schedule
Springfield, Fall 2016
Writing #1, English IV
Synopsis of Task
Analysis is a part of all academic areas in the university. For this speech analysis, you are required to analyze one to two literary elements from Winston Churchill’s May 19, 1940 wartime speech, also known as “Be Ye Men of Valor.” For instance, you may write about its rhetorical devices, author’s purpose, etc.
This paper will be 1-1½ pages, typed, double spaced, utilizing 12 point, Times New Roman font with one inch margins. You are required to turn in a final copy, rough draft, and peer review sheet.
You are writing for an academic audience who expects an informative paper that utilizes formal language as well as makes clear, concise, and logical points.
I will evaluate your paper on these areas:
- Does the paper consistently focus on the analysis of the speech and make coherent, logical, defensible set of claims?
- Does it offer a convincing analysis?
- Does it anticipate well enough the needs of the reader?
- Utilize a title that previews the paper’s contents?
- Follow an organizational pattern by using clear, direct topic sentences?
- Have paragraph divisions that make reading logical and easy?
- Does it utilize transitional devices?
- Maintain a consistent point of view (uses 3rd person)?
- Maintain sentences that are free of excess words and excess sentence stops?
- Problems in spelling?
- Problems in sentence construction?
- Problems in usage?
- Problems in punctuation?
You will upload your paper to turnitin.com and provide a hard copy of your paper, including a final copy, rough draft, and peer review.
I will be available before and after school to visit with you about your rough draft. If you need me to meet with you after 4:00 P.M., you will need to make an appointment with me.
Wednesday, October 12
Assignment sheet and notes
Thursday, October 13
Friday, October 14
Draft; half page rough draft due
Monday, October 15
Tuesday, October 16
Draft /revise; completed rough draft due
Wednesday, October 19
Print paper and perform a peer review
Thursday, October 20
GAL II – make final revisions, submit paper online, and turn in final copy, rough draft, and peer review sheet.
A FEW Types Literary Devices…
metaphor imagery personification
author’s purpose author’s tone syntax
author’s method of persuasion – ethos, pathos, logos
parallelism rhetorical questions punctuation for emphasis
repetition diction rhetoric alliteration