A Rhetorical Analysis Of Speech By Ajit Narayanan

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Ajit Narayanan begins his speech about the different ways to communicate with kids who have trouble speaking, by telling a real story. In paragraph one Narayanan states that, “I work with children with autism. Specifically, I make technologies to help them communicate” (Narayanan, paragraph 1). This introduction engages listeners, because he offers credibility towards himself. This is not the most effective introduction, but it was still informative. Another approach would be, he could have asked a rhetorical question. Maybe he could have said, “Do you know what it is like to have problems with communicate?” This would have engaged listeners more and increase attentiveness. Then, he could go on about how he works with kids who have autism. Narayanan did not include a preview statement. Narayanan uses many different methods to organize his speech. The speech is topical division and divides the different topics into chronological order. To begin, Narayanan talks about the problems that children who have autism undergo. Paragraph two and three are …show more content…

After Narayanan explains what he discovered in paragraph five, he tells the audience how excited he was about it in paragraph six. Paragraph eight and nine are also cause-and-effect. In paragraph eight, Narayanan explains how he discovered FreeSpeech and how he worked with it for many months. Then, paragraph nine explains how after working on it for a while, he “noticed something very interesting about FreeSpeech” (Narayanan, paragraph nine). Then, he discovered a FreeSpeech engine, in which “takes any FreeSpeech sentence as the input and gives out perfectly grammatical English text” (Narayanan, paragraph nine). Last, he was able to create an application of words with grammar, for children with autism. These two paragraphs explain how one discovery led to the next discovery, like cause-and-effect. Paragraph ten and eleven are cause-and-effect, as

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