Elizabeth Speech Analysis Handout.docx - 10th World Literature Mrs Walls Queen Elizabeths Speech to the Troops at Tilbury Purpose Diction and Tone

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10 th World Literature Mrs. Walls Queen Elizabeth’s “Speech to the Troops at Tilbury” Purpose, Diction, and Tone . Context: Queen Elizabeth 1 ruled England from 1558-1603. Here, she addresses her land forces at Tilbury in 1588 under imminent threat of invasion by the Spanish Armada. King Phillip II of Spain and his forces were defeated and never reached the shores of England. In a time when men dominated society, Elizabeth successfully ruled England for 45 years and brought England into a Golden Age. Directions: Annotate the following speech and pay close attention to the specific details she uses to explain the purpose of this speech. Underline all connotative words and describe their impact on the speech in the margins. Draw a line to indicate a tone shift in the speech, and then use a describing word to characterize the tone in the margins. In other words, ANNOTATE THIS SPEECH WITH PURPOSE. Don’t simply draw lines . My loving people: We* have been persuaded by some that are careful of our safety, to take heed how we commit our selves to armed multitudes, for fear of treachery; but I assure you I do not desire to live to distrust my faithful and loving people. Let tyrants fear, I have always so
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  • Winter '16
  • Heather Huffman
  • Elizabeth I of England, Spanish Armada, Queen Elizabeth, Mary I of England

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