Rhetorical Analysis Essay) I Have A Dreamby Martin Luther King, Jr.

Rhetorical Analysis Essay Guidelines

i??Rhetorical analysis helps hone critical thinking skills in academia; it involves evaluation of an article, series of articles or other literary work. The analyst must identify the authori??s purpose and tactics to prove his point. Rhetorical analysis is not a summation of another work; instead, analysts identify the argument, how the argument is presented, the purpose of the writing, the audience and whether the author was successful in his persuasive techniques.i?? -Rebekah Smith


You must choose any ONE speech on the website American Rhetoric: Top 100 Speeches that has BOTH an audio file and transcript. If the speech you are looking at does not have both components, you will need to choose a different speech. You will want to be able to listen to the speech to help place the context and emotion relayed, and you will also need access to the transcript for direction quotations.

For this essay you will construct a minimum of 3 pages (not including works cited page), double-spaced, MLA formatted rhetorical analysis. Make sure to have a clear, defined thesis. You must include a MLA formatted works cited page. Your essay must include direct in-text citations from at least three scholarly sources.The only internet source you may use for this essay is the American Rhetoric site for reference to your speech. Access the online library databases at:

The following points must be addressed in your essay:
01. The writer
02. The writeri??s purpose
03. The writeri??s audience
04. The topic
05. The context
06. Address the argument i?? how well do you think the argument was addressed? What critique do you have of the argument? Do you think the writer should have used another form of persuasion? Etc.

Review the essay carefully for grammar, spelling, tone, language, and other errors prior to turning in the final draft. When you turn your paper it, it is ready to be graded.

Make sure your essay contains:
01. Clear introduction
02. Solid, assertive thesis statement i?? this should be located in your introductory paragraph and should tell me what your essay is going to address. It should not be a question.
03. Transitional statements between paragraphs. Review Practical Argument page 207 for guidance and examples.
04. Introductory elements to your quotes i?? do not leave your quotations as stand-alone sentences. They must be introduced and explained.Review Practical Argument page 254 for guidance.
05. Cohesion i?? do you have a clear, logical train of thought throughout the essay?
06. Comprehensive conclusion
07. An original title i?? not the assignment name.
08. MLA formatted works cited page i?? review module 1 information for correct formatting. Points will be deducted if you do not format the page correctly.


Note: I have choose the topic for the(Rhetorical Analysis Essay)I Have A Dreamby Martin Luther King, Jr. However there more topics to choose from, see below a list of topic you can choose if the one I choose is not easy for you but please dont choose topic outside the below topic any other topic you choose must be from the below topics.

More Topics:
Rank Speaker Title/Text/MultiMedia
1 Martin Luther King, Jr. I Have A Dream”

2 John Fitzgerald Kennedy Inaugural Address

3 Franklin Delano Roosevelt First Inaugural Address

4 Franklin Delano Roosevelt Pearl Harbor Address to the Nation

5 Barbara Charline Jordan 1976 DNC Keynote Address

6 Richard Milhous Nixon Checkers”

7 Malcolm X The Ballot or the Bullet”

8 Ronald Wilson Reagan Shuttle Challenger Disaster Address

9 John Fitzgerald Kennedy Houston Ministerial Association Speech

10 Lyndon Baines Johnson We Shall Overcome”

11 Mario Matthew Cuomo 1984 DNC Keynote Address

12 Jesse Louis Jackson 1984 DNC Address

13 Barbara Charline Jordan Statement on the Articles of Impeachment

14 (General) Douglas MacArthur Farewell Address to Congress

15 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ive Been to the Mountaintop”

16 Theodore Roosevelt The Man with the Muck-rake”

17 Robert Francis Kennedy Remarks on the Assassination of MLK

18 Dwight David Eisenhower Farewell Address

19 Thomas Woodrow Wilson War Message

20 (General) Douglas MacArthur Duty, Honor, Country”

21 Richard Milhous Nixon The Great Silent Majority”

22 John Fitzgerald Kennedy Ich bin ein Berliner”

23 Clarence Seward Darrow Mercy for Leopold and Loeb”

24 Russell H. Conwell Acres of Diamonds”

25 Ronald Wilson Reagan A Time for Choosing”

Added on 22.02.2015 15:56
Please choose another topic speech that has both an audio file and transcript on the American Rhetoric website that was provided for you.
Thank you….