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Unformatted text preview: orm the outline -can be used as a speaking outline if very familiar with the information in the speech ***Any of the three styles may be used for constructing the body of the outline that you will turn in to me. Just be consistent . However, regardless of your chosen style, your introduction and conclusion should be written out in full sentences. Samples of these 3 styles appear on the following pages. Full-Sentence Outline Topic: Yellow Ribbon General Purpose: To inform Specific Purpose: To inform my audience about the custom of wearing or tying a yellow ribbon in remembrance of those who are absent Thesis statement: The custom of the yellow ribbon began with the English Civil War, continued during the U.S. Civil War, re-emerged with the Vietnam war, and hit its stride during the Middle East conflicts. INTRODUCTION I. Round her neck she wore a yellow ribbon. She wore it in the winter And the merry month of May When I asked her, Why the yellow ribbon? She said, It’s for my lover who is far far away. What you have just heard is the opening lines of the song “Round her neck she wore a yellow ribbon.” II. I’m sure most all of you have seen yellow ribbon magnets on the back of cars or perhaps many of you have even worn a yellow ribbon in support of a loved one in the armed forces. But do you know why we have this practice in our culture? III. Today I am here to inform you about the custom of wearing or tying a yellow ribbon in remembrance of those who are serving in the war. IV. I will tell you about the beginnings of this practice during the English Civil War. Next, I will tell you how those in the U.S. adopted this practice during our own Civil War. Then, I will tell you how the tradition continued during the Vietnam era. Finally, I will tell you why this custom continues today. BODY I. The custom of the yellow ribbon began during the English Civil War in the 1640s. A. The Puritan Army went to war against King Charles I and his Royal Army. B. The website endtimepilgrim.o...
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