This activity is great to get students to identify the figurative language in famous American speeches. Make sure you have some colored pencils and highlighters ready for the kids :)
*Close Read on "I Have A Dream" by MLK Jr.
*Close Read on "Checkers" by Richard Nixon
*Close Read on "Inaugural Address" by JFK
*Close Read on "A Plea for Mercy" by Clarence Darrow
*Close Read on "The Ballot or Bullet" by Malcolm X
*Speech Analysis Chart