AlES 204: Lecture 9 - Speeches

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Lecture 9 for Module 4. ALES204 at the University of Alberta. 2nd year undergraduate communications course for the Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences.

Lecture 9 for Module 4. ALES204 at the University of Alberta. 2nd year undergraduate communications course for the Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences.

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  • Note: image from http://uspoliticsguide.com/US-Politics-Directory/US-Politcal-Historical-Speeches/obama_Inaugural.jpg
  • Answers: a. The first moon landing = 4 Clue: A man touched down on the moon …b. A very old black woman’s life experience = 1 Clue: A woman … cast her ballot … 106 … colour of her skinc. Surviving the war = 3 Clue: the bombs fell on our harbour …d. The birth of the Internet = 5 Clue: ... a world was connected by our own science and imagination.e. Uniting the American people = 7 Clue: that out of many, we are onef. Electronic voting = 6 Clue: she touched her finger to a screen, and cast her voteg. Restore prosperity = 2 Clue: Despair … conquer fear itself … new jobs

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  • 1. ALES 204
    Lecture 9:
    Speeches
    Image from: http://uspoliticsguide.com/US-Politics-Directory/US-Politcal-Historical-Speeches/obama_Inaugural.jpg
  • 2. Outline
    Definition of Rhetoric
    Obama’s Presidential Inaugural Address
    Listening Activity
    Rhetorical Analysis Activity
  • 3. Rhetoric
    The art of using language effectively
  • 4. Listening Activity
    As you listen, number these ideas in the order you hear them
    • the first moon landing
    • 5. a very old black woman’s life experience
    • 6. surviving the war
    • 7. the birth of the Internet
    • 8. uniting the American people
    • 9. electronic voting
    • 10. creating employment
  • Barack Hussein Obama
    Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjnygQ02aW4&feature=player_embedded
    Audio/Text: http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/barackobama/barackobamainauguraladdress.htm
  • 11. Listening Activity: Answers
    The first moon landing = 4
    Clue: A man touched down on the moon …
    A very old black woman’s life experience = 1
    Clue: A woman … cast her ballot … 106 … colour of her skin
    Surviving the war = 3
    Clue: the bombs fell on our harbour…
    The birth of the Internet = 5
    Clue: ... a world was connected by our own science and imagination.
    Uniting the American people = 7
    Clue: that out of many, we are one
    Electronic voting = 6
    Clue: she touched her finger to a screen, and cast her vote
    Restore prosperity = 2
    Clue: Despair … conquer fear itself … new jobs
  • 12. Inaugural Address
    In groups of 3-4 add a comment on today’s blog post (note all group member’s names):
    What oratorical/rhetorical devices does Obama use to add vitality and force to his speech? (For example, use of refrains such as ”so it has been,” “on this day,” “our time has come”; multiple shifts in sentence lengths; dramatic shifts in tone, such as from enraged to cautionary to hopeful; alliteration, metaphor, simile )
  • 13. Group Activity: Web Quest
    Obama makes many historical references. What do you know about the topics in the table below? Google, and see what you can find out. Then fill in the google doc:
    http://www.google.com/fusiontables/DataSource?snapid=S273462gZlo
  • 14. Homework
    Catch up on your tweets for participation!