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Organization for Persuasive Speech Purpose Your purpose will be to persuade your audience to accept your views on a debatable issue and to convince the audience to take a particular course of action. Persuasive speeches attempt to effect a change of some sort. The thesis of your speech, which is usually the last sentence of the introduction, summarizes opposing arguments and states with clarity the points you will argue (see Developing a Persuasive Thesis ). Organization I. Introduction The introduction brings the "subject" of your speech to the audience, and it should capture the attention of the audience by presenting a debatable issue or problem. The paragraph should begin broadly and should gradually become more specific as you move toward the thesis statement. In essence, the thesis statement reveals the "topic" of your speech. Writers sometimes use the following devices to begin their persuasive essays. Incident Analogy Quotation Startling Statement Definition Description Example II. Body Paragraphs The body paragraphs represent the bulk of your speech. This is the portion of the speech that allows you to support the points in your thesis. Choose the method you will use to develop the body. Either refute the opposition on each point (see Point-by-Point Structure ), or concede to the opposition at the beginning of your speech and follow with arguments for your proposition (see Specific-Point Structure ). Use the point-by-point structure if you can directly refute your opposition on various issues. Use the specific- point structure if you have strong opposition but lack arguments that directly counter those of your opposition. Develop each section or idea in your thesis statement in a separate supporting paragraph. State these in the order in which they are stated in your thesis statement. Each supporting (body) paragraph should contain the following: 1. A topic sentence, usually located an the beginning of the paragraph. 2.
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