Inro and Conclusions 2007[1] edited

Inro and Conclusions 2007[1] edited - Andrew Foster Amy...

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Andrew Foster Amy Halpern Ryan Hayes Trey Hoffner Introductions and Conclusion Introductions and conclusions are the most important parts of a speech. It does not matter what points one has in the body of their speech, if the introduction does not hook the audience in or the conclusion does not wrap up the speech well, it will be much less powerful. Our first example of a good introduction comes from one of the most famous and most recognizable speeches in our countries history, Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream.” His opening line immediately gains the audiences attention as he claims his speech, “will go down in history as one of the greatest demonstrations of freedom.” By saying “One hundred years later the Negro is still not free,” he relates to the audience by always saying “we.” By doing this, he puts himself in the same group, facing the situations as his audience. His location establishes any credibility that his name alone cannot. One must be a vey important person to give a speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. King previews his main ideas when three times he says, “One hundred years later,” and describes another hardship the Negro community faced. Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech relates to this class because it includes all of the aspects we discussed for a good introduction we discussed. Our second example is Former President George W. Bush Post 9/11 speech. He gets the audience’s attention by saying to Americans (the audience) that their values (freedom and living peacefully) were under attack by deliberate and deadly terrorist acts. He gives the audience a
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