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Use the notes to introduce terms related to rhetorical analysis: persona, audience, purpose, diction, tone, and central idea.
Students can use the related questions to analyze any speech. They will write their answers on the foldable. The physical construction of the foldable makes clear the logical connection between the terms. It folds up into a little book:
-- Back cover: speech title
-- Front cover/Panel #1: Persona, because the speaker makes the first impression even before the speech begins.
-- Panel #2 & 3: Audience & Purpose, again influencing the speech before it even begins
-- Panel #4: Diction, the style & construction of the speech
-- Panel #5: Tone, which is influenced by the diction, purpose, & audience
-- Center of full sheet: Central idea, which anchors everything
There are also spaces for supporting quotes for the purpose, diction, tone, and central idea.
I have included the two speeches I use with this activity: President Truman's speech announcing the use of the atomic bomb on 8/6/1945 and President Obama's speech at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial on 5/27/1945. I use them as a nonfiction companion to Ray Bradbury's "There Will Come Soft Rains."