Choose any ONE speech or performance below. Do a rhetorical analysis of your ONE chosen item. You can look at the subpage--- "What is Rhetorical Analysis?"--- for insights and guidelines.
You will need to do some background research yourself in order to contextualize your speaker and audience. Click on the youtube icon and you will be taken directly to the youtube site which will give you more information about the video. You should also do a web search on these speakers so that you can know more about who they are.
These videos were all chosen by Professor Carmen or previous students. If you would to choose your own video for future students or for this assignment, please email Professor Carmen with the URL (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Lizzie Velasquez Speaks!
(4.5+ million views)
Dr. James Loewen
Janet Mock Speaks at USC: Fighting for #GirlsLikeUs (47K+ Views)
Sir Ken Robinson delivers the most watched Ted Talk (7,000,000+ views)
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie at TEDxEuston (700,000+ views)
Melissa Harris-Perry on Black Hair
Melissa Harris-Perry on Black Men
|Choose Your Own!||Send Professor Carmen Your URL!|
PSA (12K+ views)
Soweto Gospel Choir (4.4+ million views)
(2.7+ million views)
Caleb Levell's Digital Documentary
Mark Grist (3.1 million+ views)
If you choose your own,
please remember to
email Professor Carmen first
with your url: