Commentary on Persuasive Speeches

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Commentary on Persuasive Speeches

In order to begin this piece of work we looked at persuasive speeches

in our lessons. These speeches were from famous people, such as Hitler

and Tony Blair. However, my personal inspiration came from a speech

from Diana Princess Of Wales, entitled, 'Women and children with

aids.' This acted as a style model for my final piece and gave me the

basis for my ideas. As well as this it helped in my planning, as I

could see which techniques were the most effective and how to craft

the piece for maximum effect.

My original idea was to write a persuasive speech about the very

serious issue of poverty. However, I found it difficult to write a

long enough speech to fit into the word count. I therefore changed my

idea to writing a persuasive article and this is my final piece.

The genre of this article is to persuade and it is written for an

adult audience. The intention; to persuade, is brought across very

well as many persuasive techniques are employed. Rhetorical questions,

'How will she li...
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