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Great Speeches: An Introduction to Rhetoric

Click on the button above to access a booklet that contains twelve speeches from the figures below…

  • 1599 Mark Anthony’s funeral oration
  • 1852 Frederick Douglass’s Fourth of July speech
  • 1863 Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg address
  • 1913 Emmeline Pankhurst’s Freedom or Death speech
  • 1939 Neville Chamberlain’s speech to the House of Commons
  • 1952 Richard Nixon’s ‘Checkers’ speech
  • 1962 Harvey Milk’s Gay Freedom Day Parade speech
  • 1963 Martin Luther King’s March for Jobs and Freedom address
  • 1996 Nora Ephron’s Wellesley College commencement address
  • 2008 Barak Obama’s election night speech
  • 2010 Julia Gillard’s ‘misogyny’ speech
  • 2021 Sandra Oh’s Stop Asian Hate protest speech

I’ve included a short introduction to each one, as per the example below…

The lines are 1.5 spaced and there’s plenty of room in the margins for annotations etc. Everything is fully editable.

Hope the stuff’s useful –


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