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  • Patrick Henry And Martin Luther King
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    Martin Luther King and Patrick Henry: Cry for Freedom Robert Hernandez English 11 Moore-4 October 4, 1996 Although Patrick Henry and Martin Luther King, Jr. are both skilled orators and use similar rhetorical devices to appeal to their audiences, they call for freedom for two totally different kinds of people. Both Patrick Henry and Martin Luther King, Jr. show their strengths as speakers through their use of these rhetorical devices. Among these are parallelism, allusions, metaphors, and rhetor...
  • In Abraham Lincoln's Famous Speech
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    The Similarities of "The Gettysburg Address" and "Speech in the Virginia Convention" In Abraham Lincoln's famous speech, "The Gettysburg Address", Lincoln uses emotional appeal, persuasive traits, and powerful diction to make one of the most well known and respected speeches of our time. Also the "Speech in the Virginia Convention" by Patrick Henry is similar to Lincoln's speech in all the same ways. Both of these speeches have similar characteristics, all of which contribute to their effectiven...
  • Henry's Use Of Sound In His Speech
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    Give me Liberty, or give me Death On March 23rd, 1775, a Virginia delegate by the name of Patrick Henry spoke concerning the arming and defense of the state of Virginia. With risk of attack from British troops, the question was what Virginia's stance should be- one of compliance with Britain, or one of independence. Before voting on what actions to take, Henry delivered a powerful speech in which he denounced Britain's actions and encouraged his fellow Virginians to stand up and fight Britain. H...
  • Result Of Henry's Speech
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    GIVE ME LIBERTY Patrick Henry's Speech in the Virginia Convention is not only a model persuasive speech, but also displays his extraordinary persuasive speaking skill. He spoke concerning the American colonies' relations with England, and urged his audience to accept the inevitable war rather than try to make amends. Several key aspects of his speech, such as emotion and tone, were essential in support of his point of view. Like preachers of the Great Awakening, Henry knew his audience and was t...
  • Graduation Ceremony
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    It wasn't until her, her family, and friend Bailey were walking up the hill to the school, when she started to feel the pressure of the moment. At the graduation ceremony everything was going smooth, until the principal's speech left her in doubt of bad news coming. She was right, moments later two white gentlemen took over the stage and the speaker's post. The man speaking was Mr. Eduard Dunleavy, who was running for election and took the graduation ceremony as a great opportunity for him to in...
  • Patrick Henry Patrick Henry
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    Patrick Henry Patrick Henry was a great patriot. He never used his fists or guns to fight for his country, but he used a much more powerful weapon at which he held great skill: his words. Possibly the greatest orator of his time, his speeches such as 'Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death's truck a cord in the American spirit of those who opposed oppression and tyranny. Henry was born on May 29th, 1736 in Studley, Virginia. His schooling was basic; elementary school, then trained in the classics by h...
  • War Through An Elaborate Written Speech
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    Although Thomas Paine got his point across very very accurately with excellent precision, it does not have the same effect as that of Patrick Henry, who does an excellent job during his speech. While Henry is trying to persuade a group of legislators to consider war through a detailed speech written carefully to catch thier ear quite particularly, Paine is persuading a group of "ordinary" men to go to war through an elaborate written speech read to leave each of the listeners on the speakers sid...
  • Henry's Speech With Political Speeches
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    .".. great responsibility which we hold to God and our country. Should I keep back my opinions at such time through fear of giving offense, I should consider myself as guilty of treason toward my country and of an act of disloyalty toward the Majesty of Heaven, which I revere above all earthly kings. Mr. President, it is natural to man to indulge in illusions of hope we are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth and listen". -- Patrick Henry Check Your Comprehension 1. How does Henry say t...
  • Bush's Speech
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    George Bush's speech alarmingly persuades his audience by expressing powerful emotional reasons for the war against terrorism. George Bush's speech is quite similar to Paine and Henrys's peaches, because they all cover a great deal of pathos to enhance their discussion. Bush's speech contains rhetorical questions, like when he asked, "Are Security Council resolutions to be honored and enforced or cast aside without consequence? Will the United Nations serve the purpose of its founding or will it...

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