A Rhetorical Analysis

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Giving a speech whether being for the public or not, offers personal, professional, and public benefits for the individual. The individual might find it easier to obtain a profession, build better relationships amongst peers, or even propel social movements by carefully constructing and delivering a well thought out speech. A speech needs to be excellent in order to do such things; it needs to have a clear concise thesis, a preview statement, a great organizational pattern, supporting material, memory, delivery and good representation of oneself. Thus, during the process of constructing and delivering a speech, one must have those aspects. This will ensure the speaker will deliver a powerful and moving speech. Within the upcoming paragraphs…show more content…
He introduces the topic with humor, immediately grabbing the attention of most of the audience including myself. While listening to him speak, I knew without hesitation it was informational rather than persuasive as he did not use a persuasive tone of voice nor persuaded the audience to believe something rather than the other. As he further introduces his speech I found his thesis statement to be excellent as he states “We should compare witch craft in the context of the history of ideas and science” (Marschke). To give such a strong thesis statement, it gave the audience a clear understanding of what is soon to be explained. Continuing with his speech, he provided a clear preview statement as “realism, science would be magic and how we look for answers, and the way women were stereotyped” (Marschke). This gave me as a listener a road map to follow through the remainder of his talk. However, there was a major flaw when presenting the introduction, he took a very long time to express his preview statement and left me wondering what exactly is he mumbling about within the first ten minutes. Marschke presented a few aspects of the intro that seemed as though he obtained it form a scholarly source, not mentioning where you obtain your supporting material can discredit your credibility, otherwise known as plagiarizing. Transitioning towards the body of his speech, he explicitly mentioned a certain point that stood out to me. Marschke explained the point of popularity and how a subject, if became popular, can change the viewpoint of the

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