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  • Commencement Speech In English

    On the 11th of May in 2013, George Saunders, an English professor, delivered a commencement speech that challenged human thinking. Saunders was the author of the New York Times best seller "Tenth of December", and a professor at Syracuse University in New York. He delivered a commencement speech to the graduating class of 2013, as well as their families, friends, and the board of directors at Syracuse. The ten-minute speech addressed his biggest regret; "failure of kindness". Saunders first acknowledged his audience by saying the students were “energetic young people, with all of their best years ahead of them”. He then identified himself as “some old fart, with his best years behind him”. As the students as Syracuse University begin their next journey and move into society as adults, Saunders sparked an idea in their minds involving kindness and how humans can spread it more contagiously. In hope for the graduating class to embody the speech that he was…

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  • Speech On English Language

    Language is one of the oldest ways of communication that has brought humans together. Dating back to Tamil, a language 5000 years ago, to what most of the world uses today: English. Now suggesting that all of you understand and speak English because that 's what I’m using for this presentation, I want to assume our nation of the United States of America is an English speaking country, which technically we are. So in my opinion everyone who lives here should be able to understand the English…

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  • Speech And Speech: The Differences Between Speaking And Writing English

    There are many differences between speaking and writing English. There is not only the difference of properties but also a different skill set used for both (Crystal, 2005). Crystal (2005) outlines that some of the main differences between speech and writing are; Speech usually involves contributors that are present at the time of the exchange and it is momentary and active whereas writing is done when the writer and the reader are separate and may not know each other, it is fixed and long…

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  • Reflective Speech About The English Language

    common language come from? What is it that forms people’s own dialects and manners when speaking? It is a possibility that it may be from family, but it is both statistically and logically a much higher possibility that it is from one’s peers and surroundings. For most of people, it is normal to have a grasp on the English language and to be able to hold very basic conversations before they enter school. However, even though people learn how to form words with their families, it is in school…

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  • Analysis Of English Speech By William Wordsworth

    English speech Setting: Valerie and Alyssa are sitting in a café shop after school waiting for their coffee to arrive and drown their tiredness and sorrow of having so many assignments due. Starting V: I am so tired, and I have so many assignments due. A: Tell me about it our English is due tomorrow and I haven’t even done it. V: (looking around) now that you mention it doesn’t that picture over there look like the poem were doing by Williams Wordsworth, what’s it called again? A: The…

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  • Importance Of Secondary Speech And English Education

    I chose to study Secondary Speech and English Education because it allowed me to use some of the skills I learned in my acting classes as I developed my speaking skills further. I loved everything about my speech classes!! I was able to learn more about how to speak effectively to any audience about any topic which helped me gain a deeper understanding of the content in my educational theory and English courses. I was alive with learning, and during the next two years I soaked up everything I…

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  • Speech About My English Class

    This school year I enjoyed this English class because it was not very difficult, but it was not easy at all. This year we did so many assignments and some of them were analyzing poems, emulating poems, writing a theme of a poem, presenting a speech in class and then working as a group to create a chapter. I believe that I have grown throughout this school year. I have grown as a listener because back then I was not used to listening to poems without having a paper right in front of me. Now I am…

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  • The Use Of Language In Martin Luther King's I Have A Dream Speech

    His use of rhetoric is enough to persuade his followers, incorporating both figures of speech and compositional techniques. By repeating “I Have a Dream” and other thematic phrases, he increases the rhetorical effect and emphasizes patterns. Figurative language highlights two important, yet distinct concepts. For example, he uses “lonely island of poverty” to describe racism and “vast ocean of material prosperity” to describe racial justice. Martin Luther King Jr.’s use of proper language…

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  • The Autobiography Of Malcolm X: The Biography Of Malcom X

    The first thing that you should never do is give up in your dreams of learning English because that will open the doors for you to express your ideas , succeed in your career and to communicate with others . You should take Malcolm X passion to improve his writing and reading in order to express his beliefs in his speeches and follow them until you accomplish your goals. Also you should always try harder when you are involved in the learning process because when you are learning a new language…

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  • Reflective Essay On Communication

    presenting a speech on it to the class. It was either one or the other, not both. That is what intrigued me to take this course before the semester started. For myself great strides were made in my ability to convince readers through the toulmin model, learned in this course. Help was received along the way through office hours and the writers workshop at the Undergraduate Library. I will be taking on new techniques of writing into next semester as I continue on with my academic career.…

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