556 words - 2 pagesForty years ago, in the heart of this country's capital, an assembly formed near the Lincoln Memorial, a memorial to the author of the Emancipation Proclamation, which declared all slaves in the Confederacy "free forever". Just as Lincoln did in his time, another man raised during the time of the early sixties, to lead the Civil Rights Movement. The speech, IHaveaDream, given by <a href="http://www.last.fm/music/Martin%2BLuther%2BKing%252C%2BJr." title="Martin Luther King, Jr.">Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.a> was not long nor complex in fact it was simple, However, the truths that were said, the feelings that were provoked and the power of Dr. King's diction impacted those in theVIEW DOCUMENT
1094 words - 4 pagesMartin Luther King Jr’s speech “IHaveaDream” is a commonly known speech that has had a great influence on its audience. The speech was presented by Martin Luther King (MLK) on August 28, 1963, as a way for him to reach out to those who grief and feel the same way he did about the segregation that was going on at that time period. Martin Luther King Jr. was an American civil rights activist who was fighting the Jim Crow laws. The Jim Crow laws were a series of anti-black laws which caused considerable amount of segregation in the South. Martin Luther King Jr. presented his speech to be heard by American’s in power to consider getting rid of the segregation. MLK used rhetoricalVIEW DOCUMENT
707 words - 3 pages'Ihaveadream' was written and performed by Martin Luther King on 28th August 1963 in Washington at DC Civil Rights March. In the speech, Martin told people about the great plans he had for the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States" title="United States">United Statesa> where black people no longer had to suffer unfairness. This is a part of what he said "Ihaveadream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character".During his speech he referred to American History and used metaphors and repetition to strengthen and enrich his famous speech. One time he didVIEW DOCUMENT
2293 words - 9 pagesMartin Luther King Jr. was introduced on that hot August day as the “Moral Leader of the Nation”. As such he played a key role in the Civil Rights movement. His “Ihaveadream” speech ensured that he would remain so because of its powerful impact. There are three main categories of reasons that it is regarded as one of the greatest speeches of all time. The first area is historical; the second is in regards to the technical aspects of the speech itself; while the final reason is spiritual.
It is often said that the winners write the history books. In this case, key elements of Dr. King’s demands for satisfaction came to pass very quickly and did not have to wait upon ‘gradualismVIEW DOCUMENT
831 words - 3 pages musical features, such as refrains, accelerandos and recapitulating codas, styles which were later used in the in the "IHaveaDream" speech.Dr. King's rhetoric painted a striking picture, with its use of metaphors, alliteration and anaphora, most notably "IHaveaDream". He made references to the Bible, the Gettysburg Address and the Declaration of Independence which helped people relate to other notable events in the past and understand that the liberty and equality that had been promised, had not been delivered; or as King put it "America has given the Negro people a bad check, a check which has come back marked insufficient funds."The speech is divided into two parts; the firstVIEW DOCUMENT
2449 words - 10 pages sought equality for the poor, victims of injustice, and African-Americans, by advocating peaceful protests. On August 28, 1963, King delivered one of the most memorable speeches of all time during the March on Washington. The mastering of Longinus’s five principals of the sublime is exemplified in King’s “IHaveaDream” speech. Moreover, the last couple of minutes of King’s speech is one of the most memorable parts. King sets his written speech aside, and starts speaking from the heart when he says, “Ihaveadream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character” (AmericanRhetoric.com). MoreVIEW DOCUMENT
534 words - 2 pages<a href="http://www.last.fm/music/Martin%2BLuther%2BKing%252C%2BJr." title="Martin Luther King, Jr.">Martin Luther King'sa> speech has created many impacts at the time of 1963 and the 21st century. The speech "Ihaveadream" expresses King's hopes of civil rights movement, as the black people were treated with inequality and injustice. It is his forceful language that has laid a foundation to the black people and, people with ethnic backgrounds of that time and today. . As the world becomes much more of a 'global village' with the ability to learn about and from all occupants of the Earth, the speech must be redirected toward modern Americans, but also to the entire world. TheVIEW DOCUMENT
1626 words - 7 pages"We hold these truths to be undeniable: that all men are made equivalent" is the start of the Preamble to the U.s. Constitution which was cited by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in his "IHaveaDream" discourse. He towered in excess of two hundred and fifty thousand individuals of all ages, sexual orientations, and races at the country's capital on August 28th, 1963. After continuous challenges and sit-ins, King at last had the chance to inform the country of the harsh and crooked medication of its residents. Throughout this discourse, Dr. Ruler utilized an assortment of expository thoughts, for example, ethos, emotion, and logos. Hence, all around this paper I will look at allotments ofVIEW DOCUMENT
1313 words - 5 pages appeal to support their propositions of freedom, justice, and social equality.
From the steps of the Lincoln Memorial before more than 200,000 Americans on August 28, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. provoked the original notions of American ideals with his cardinal IHaveaDreamspeech. Though his prompting egalitarian reasoning, King pushed the definition and perception of human rights to then impractical limits in a most diplomatic and affable manner. Who would suppose that 1994, nearly thirty years later, the dispute of racial equivalence would be addressed by Nelson Mandela at his swearing-in ceremony in the face of the South African apartheid. The belief of both men, Mandela and KingVIEW DOCUMENT
1694 words - 7 pages history, Dr. Martin Luther King Junior. He was famous for his activism in the Civil Rights movement in the 1960s, and after his death by assasination has become an influential figure in the anti-racism movement.
On August 28, 1963, the date of the March on Washington, from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, Dr. King delivered his most essential speech in his career, “IHaveaDream”. The audience of this speech was everyone present at the March; however, given the speech’s location and occasion of delivery, it is probable that Dr. King might also intend to target the nation’s lawmakers in Washington. In this speech, he seeked to call for changes from both the white and black communities duringVIEW DOCUMENT
753 words - 3 pagesPeople often try to persuade others into doing or saying something that they agree with. There are several ways that this is achieved. People can write about it and explain their idea through thought. Another way to convey their message to people is to give aspeech highlighting what it is exactly that they are arguing for. Martin Luther King Jr. was a famous man in the late nineteen fifties to early nineteen sixties. He was a very influential man in the civil rights for better treatment of African Americans and others of color in the United States. The turning point for many Americans was his “IHaveaDream” speech that he gave during the March on Washington. Mr. King used many rhetoricalVIEW DOCUMENT
884 words - 4 pages audience accordingly. The uses of metaphors, anaphora and his ability to interact with his audience made Martin Luther King Jr.'s "IHaveaDream" speech incredibly successful.The use of metaphors by Martin Luther King Jr. allowed him to state his point of view in a more understandable way. A metaphor is an implied comparison achieved through a figurative use of words. "Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice." In this statement king relates the current state of racial segregation to a "desolate valley." Then he describes the hopeful future of racial justice as aVIEW DOCUMENT
2016 words - 8 pagesMartin Luther King Jr.’s “IHaveaDream” speech was made to thousands of people at the Washington Monument while facing the Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 1963. Dr. King called upon Americas to consider all people, both black and white, to be united, undivided and free. His rhetoric harkened back a hundred years past when the Emancipation Proclamation was enacted during Abraham Lincoln’s term as president which abolished slavery and allowed all people living in America to be equal and have equal rights. Unfortunately, in 1963, America had lost sight of this key Constitutional component instilled in the lives of many. For many years, African Americans suffered from persecution andVIEW DOCUMENT
1140 words - 5 pagesAfter 1863 when President Abraham Lincoln gave African American slaves their freedom in society they were still not treated as equals. In August 28, 1963 at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C Martin Luther King Jr. gave the speech “IHaveaDream” that impacted the nation. The twenty-six-year-old pastor of the city's Dexter Avenue Baptist Church had to show the grievances of his people, justify their refusal to ride on Montgomery's city busses, and encourage them in peaceful way. In the “Ihaveadream” speech given by Dr. King he uses persuasive appeals to fight for the civil right movements in the most civilized way. To do this he had to convince African Americans that his way ofVIEW DOCUMENT
907 words - 4 pages Rhetoric: "The use of words by human agents to form attitudes or induce actions in other human agents....The use of language as a symbolic means of inducing cooperation in human beings that by nature respond to symbols." If Kenneth Burke is correct, then I would propose that speakers who use the technique of Rhetoric properly will thoroughly "induce" their listeners to action. Perhaps no other speech nor speaker eloquently used rhetoric, amongst other speaking techniques, to evict such emotion, persuasion, and call to action as the "IHaveaDream" speech by Martin Luther King Jr. However, his speech is not praised for mere rhetoric alone. King paints his speech with vivid " theme" wordsVIEW DOCUMENT
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On August 28, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered one of the
most famous speeches of all time to an audience of more than 200,000
civil rights supporters on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. In his,
“Ihaveadream” speech, King addressed his encouragement of white and
black people working together to achieve racial peace and harmony. He
especially wanted to teach the young blacks that equality could be
gained through the use of non-violence. The main reason King used
nonviolence was to create a situation so different from the usual,
that it will open the door to negotiations of desegregation and equal
opportunity. King also urged AfricanVIEW DOCUMENT
1263 words - 5 pagesCheers echoed throughout Washington D.C. August 28, 1963 as Martin Luther King Jr. paved the path to freedom for those suffering from racial segregation. It was the day of the March on Washington, which promoted Civil Rights and economic equality for African Americans. In order to share his feelings and dreams with the rest of the nation, Martin Luther King Jr. gave his speech encouraging all to overcome racial segregation. Martin Luther King Jr.’s IHaveaDreamspeech was very effective due to the use of metaphors, repetition, historical and literary references, and poetic devices.
Metaphors found throughout the speech created images in the minds of those in theVIEW DOCUMENT
784 words - 3 pages. Orwell, George. Animal Farm. London: Penguin Books, 2008.
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4. "MLK vs Old Major | Academic About animal farm, orwell and martin luther king." Teen Ink | A teen literary magazine and website. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Feb. 2014.
5040 words - 20 pages in various civil rights boycotts and protests, helping to further the movement and gaining its eventual victory. Out of all of his civil rights-related efforts, the "IHaveaDream" speech, given on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the "<a href="http://www.youtube.com/usnationalarchives" title="March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom">March on Washington for Jobs and Freedoma>" in 1963 ("March on Washington For Jobs and Freedom). The speech had a massive impact as it managed to illustrate the racist problems of the time and provoke the audience into feeling sympathy while providing hope to the depressed African-American population. Sadly, the speech also made the movement and KingVIEW DOCUMENT
868 words - 3 pagesKing’s “Ihaveadream” speech was delivered on August 28, 1963. He speaks against injustice towards the African Americans in America. He argues against the unfair treatment being given to the Negro community. Thousands of black and white Americans were present at the Lincoln Memorial where he delivered the great speech. King’s focus was on equality and non-discrimination in the nation. King stood as a mentor for the African Americans and encouraged the Negro community.
King opens up by recognizing those joining him in the quest for the greatest freedom. He states that the emancipation proclamation brought forth light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames ofVIEW DOCUMENT
1672 words - 7 pages "IHaveADream" and "Victory Speech" are two amazingly powerful speeches delivered by two big leaders of the American nation: Martin Luther King and Barack Obama. Both of these speeches are united in the hopes of creating a better country and achieving the American dream. The two discourses are an introduction to a change or to an improvement. Although these speeches are fairly similar, their purposes and audience are different.
To begin with, King's speech makes reference to the American dream as the extended metaphor of a "cheque with insufficient funds", which refers to the "promise of (...) Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" the government has made but not kept to everyVIEW DOCUMENT
575 words - 2 pages"Ihaveadream my four little children will one day live in a nationwhere they will not be judged by the color of their skinbut by the content of their character."--<a href="http://www.last.fm/music/Martin%2BLuther%2BKing%252C%2BJr." title="Martin Luther King, Jr.">Martin Luther King, Jr.a>Most of us have heard Martin Luther King's IHavea <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dream_speech" title="Dreamspeech">Dreamspeecha>, or part of it, at some point in our lives. In 1964, one year after the speech was given, Lyndon B. Johnson signed Executive Order 11246, which signaled the birth of affirmative action. Affirmative action refers to efforts toVIEW DOCUMENT
1780 words - 7 pages persecution and staggered by the winds of police brutality. You have been veterans of creative suffering. Continue to work with the faith that unearned suffering is redemptive. Go back to Mississippi. Go back to Alabama. Go back to South Carolina. Go back to Georgia. Go back to Louisiana. Go back to the slums and ghettos of your Northern cities, knowing that somehow this situation can and will be changed. Let us not wallow in the valley of despair.I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still haveadream. It is adream deeply rooted in the American dream. Ihaveadream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the trueVIEW DOCUMENT
1089 words - 4 pagesWHAT <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imagination" title="Imagination">IMAGINATIVEa> JOURNEYS ARE EXPLORED IN "<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Have_a_Dream_%28oratorio%29" title="IHaveaDream (oratorio)">IHAVEADREAMa>"?The speech "IHaveaDream" is an imaginative journey that explores the power of the imagination and its ability to create and teach us about ourselves and our society. King takes the responder on an imaginative journey that transports them from their everyday reality and paints a picture of a future society where "children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin but by the content of theirVIEW DOCUMENT
935 words - 4 pagesFrom the steps of the Lincoln Memorial more than two score years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King electrified America with his momentous "IHaveaDream" speech. Aimed at the entire nation, King’s main purpose in this speech was to convince his audience to demand racial justice towards the mistreated African Americans and to stand up together for the rights afforded to all under the Constitution. To further convey this purpose more effectively, King cleverly makes use of the rhetorical devices — ethos, pathos and logos — using figurative language such as metaphors and repetition as well as various other techniques e.g. organization, parallel construction and choice of title.
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1319 words - 5 pagesOn the epoch of America’s civil-rights movement, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave the supreme exemplification of insurgency through a peaceful march of 200,000 people on Washington D.C. (Anson L.). There he delivered the most powerful speeches of all time known as “IHaveaDream”. On August 28, 1963, at the Lincoln Memorial, this revolutionary civil rights leader through his stirring speech epitomized an objective for the black inhabitants of the America. His speech had the rationale to move billions of Americans to stand up for the rights of the blacks. The social and racial segregation of that segment of time brought a huge response to the overpowering speech which gave the “blackVIEW DOCUMENT
1176 words - 5 pageshave always tried to obtain it. There is really no American dream, it’s just a motivation put out there to help those try to accomplish something that really isn’t there. Immigrants are fooled into coming to a land where there is freedom of speech, religion, economic understanding, and from fear; but does not really have anything else to offer to them. They enter a world in which they believe everything will be better off when in reality they are discriminated against and find it difficult to assimilate into. The U.S. is a corrupt nation of false dreams.
Moreover, the American dream is simply a motto because it lures everyone in to the U.S for greater opportunities that it does not offerVIEW DOCUMENT
2279 words - 9 pages Gatsby is sad-the death of Gatsby-the failure of American Dream. I think the author does not discourage us to give up our dreams and hopes. Instead, Fitzgerald stresses that we should have hopes and dreams to give meaning to our life. Hopes and dreams can motivate us and it is the way for us to feel sense of own identity and involvement. Like the famous black leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr said, *I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still haveadream. It is adream deeply rooted in the American dream* .Works Cited The Declaration of Independence: A Transcription .National Archives and Records Administration. httpVIEW DOCUMENT
2264 words - 9 pages the doctorate in 1953. In 1957, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, which organized civil rights activities throughout the United States. In August 1963, he led the great march on Washington, where he delivered this memorable speech in front of 250,000 people gathered by the Lincoln Memorial.
Martin Luther King Jr. “IHaveaDream” speech is one of the most memorable speeches that has ever been given. His speech was inspiring and uplifting to many negro citizens of the 1960’s. King presented his speech because even though the Declaration of Independence stated that “all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certainVIEW DOCUMENT
737 words - 3 pagesIHaveaDream" Critique. On August 28th, 1963 one of America's most influential figures, <a href="http://www.last.fm/music/Martin%2BLuther%2BKing%252C%2BJr." title="Martin Luther King, Jr.">Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.a>, took stand on the stairs of the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincoln_Memorial" title="Lincoln Memorial">Lincoln Memoriala> in Washington D.C. to deliver the historical "IHaveaDream" Speech. This speech was Dr. King's public plea for peace and equality among all. Many vital practices shape the delivery of aspeech; I will discuss the techniques that attribute to Dr. Kings success as a Public Speaker, and possible recommendations for perfectionVIEW DOCUMENT
1084 words - 4 pagesThe famous “IHaveaDream” speech delivered by Martin Luther King, Jr. at the historic March in Washington in August 1963 effectively urged the US government to take actions and to finally set up equality between the black and white people in America. Although there were many factors that contributed to the success of the speech, it was primarily King’s masterly use of different rhetorical instruments that encouraged Kennedy and his team to take further steps towards racial equality. King effectively utilizes numerous linguistic devices, such as metaphors, anaphoras, allusions, and provides an abundance of specific examples in his address and this all makes the speech more convincing andVIEW DOCUMENT
989 words - 4 pagesIn a period of time where few were willing to listen, Martin Luther King, Jr. stood proudly, gathered and held the attention of over 200,000 people. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “IHaveaDream” speech was very effective and motivational for African Americans in 1963. Many factors affected Kings’ speech in a very positive manner; the great emotion behind the words, delivering the speech on the steps of the memorial of the President who defeated slavery. And not only was this message beautifully written for the hope of African Americans, but the underlying message for white people, revolution and peace. To stimulate emotion from both parties of his listeners, King used a selection ofVIEW DOCUMENT
1045 words - 4 pages human population, Ihave been subject to being labeled and insulted because of my ethnic heritage. When I was called a "gook" a couple of times, I just shrugged it off because I just thought that the person saying that to me was joking. I just assumed that gook was another way to jokingly call me stupid. The meaning of the origin of the term was something that I did not realize at the time I was being called a "gook". Any type of insult used against me because of my shortcomings or lack of knowledge in certain subjects, are something I take more offense to than racial slurs. It is difficult to explain why, but that's just how I react.Some people of Asian decent would considerVIEW DOCUMENT
1530 words - 6 pagesJealousy
I am jealous of everyone. I see women with babies on the train who are smiling and happy with their infants and I want to be them. I don't like babies, or ever intend on having children at all, and I am jealous of those who want to have babies and love babies. I want to be normal, even though I know that there is no real definition of normal.
I want to be the girl with the pink hair on the train who can wear what ever she wants and still feel great about herself and life in general. But I do not personally like the way she dresses or her style. I like to look classic, with everything in a certain place certain order. I like to look put together. But, they look so carefreeVIEW DOCUMENT
788 words - 3 pages“Never shall I forget that night, the first night in camp, which has turned my life into one long night, seven times cursed and seven times sealed…“(Wiesel 32) Livia-Bitton Jackson wrote a novel based on her personal experience, IHave Lived a Thousand Years. Elli was a Holocaust victim and her only companion was her mother. Together they fought for hunger, mistreatment and more. By examining the themes carefully, the audience could comprehend how the author had a purpose when she wrote this novel. In addition, by seeing each theme, the audience could see what the author was attacking, and why. By illustrating a sense of the plight of millions of Holocaust victims, Livia-Bitton JacksonVIEW DOCUMENT
1122 words - 4 pagesWhy IHave Chosen to Become a Teacher
People choose careers for many different reasons. Many choose a career because it pays well or because there is a large job market for it. Neither of these reasons was a factor in my decision to pursue a career in education, though. I decided to become a teacher because I want to have an impact on and help others. Two people have served as examples of how teaching will allow me to do this: my mother (a first grade teacher), and one of her former students.
My mother has taught for almost 30 years. She is, without a doubt, one of the most exceptional teachers in the profession. She has perfected an effective teachingVIEW DOCUMENT
794 words - 3 pagesWhy IHave Chosen to Become a Teacher
Happiness is not about being filthy rich, or by how many designer clothes I can wear, happiness is about making a difference in the lives of the future. It will be such an awarding experience to go daily to a place of work and feel as though I truly belong.
Many people do not realize that if it weren’t for teachers, we would not have doctors, lawyers, and many professions that greatly depend on the guidance of their teachers to enrich their lives. A semantic memory process is provided only in school, that will follow students throughout their lives.
Each year, as a new group of students enter my classroom, I will encourage them to beVIEW DOCUMENT
817 words - 3 pagesThe effect of repetition of words and phrases on the main messages contained Ihaveadream is an inspirational speech delivered by <a href="http://www.last.fm/music/Martin%2BLuther%2BKing%252C%2BJr." title="Martin Luther King, Jr.">Martin Luther kinga> to emphasizeover the critical situation of negroes, who are still living in the dark age. Whereas he examinesthat how the blacks are suffering in the crucial situation, to convey the true feelings of AfricanAmericans. This is an argumentative and persuasive appeal to the readers in order to makethem aware about the duality that is among the blacks and whites; they are not treated equallyin America. The speech of the king becomeVIEW DOCUMENT
2034 words - 8 pages for their families. 40% of the 700,000 residents who live in the Bronx live in poverty making less than $40 a day (Park Avenue). Some of those residents have lost their jobs due to the economic recession, created by the bankers on the other side of the river (Park Avenue). The wages of these poor citizens has dropped in the past thirty years, while prices have sky rocketed. Even though economic and social hardships have struck these innocent citizens, they still havea chance at achieving the American dream, right? After all, this is America, the land of opportunity, the place where dreams are born and bred. However, America is not what it once was fifty years ago. In today's society, theVIEW DOCUMENT
1141 words - 5 pagesIntroduction:
Did the intro grab the audience’s attention? Yes. Was it creative or original? Yes
Did you introduce yourself within the first 10-15 seconds? No
Did you tell you what the speech was going to be about? Yes
The first part of my speech is a quote from Martin Luther King, “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” This quotation will grab the audience’s attention because the meaning of the quotation itself. Everybody will be on board because I believe that everyone want to keep moving forward to become a better person. Once the audiences are nodding, they will be ready toVIEW DOCUMENT
1033 words - 4 pages to be more successful and happier but the truth is this might be what makes some the happiest but this is making others the most depressed that they have no real freedom to do what they want they are treated like a robot with a predetermined setting like a slave with one job already picked out for them by the society we our slaves yet we still have this idea of freedom of being better of this so called American dream to be none of these dreams and goals are even reachable without happiness.
So the American dream to me is reaching true happiness and to be able to do this we must first become poor we must give up everything we have. Now that Ihave you thinking I’m crazy hear me out. TheVIEW DOCUMENT
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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is one of the central figures of the twentieth century. Born into an educated black family in Atlanta in 1929, his childhood was strongly influenced by religion and the racial inequality of the South. He got a doctorate from Boston University on the topic of man’s relationship with God in 1955 before which he graduated from seminary in 1951 (Peake). “IHaveaDream” is one of the defining speeches of the twentieth century and is at the heart of Civil Rights literature. While other writings from the era brought up the same issues that afflicted the black community, this speech came to be a rallying cry for the movement. “IHaveaDream” is more than aspeech, itVIEW DOCUMENT
987 words - 4 pages audience. As I opened my lips to peak my first words, I could feel my bladder get full. I told myself “Not again, not this time”, and as if to show me who is boss, my sphincter muscles relaxed enough to allow drops of urine into my pants. I held on and delivered aspeech Bill Clinton and Barrack Obama would be proud of.
I feel sometimes that I wasted half of my teenage life fearing something I could have conquered a long time ago. Fear only exists in our minds and by having a positive mind set, one can easily overcome. Although I vomited stage right after I finished my speech, I knew I had fought away my demons and the standing ovation I got from my father and everyone else only made me stronger. What was once my weakness had finally become my strength. The same way Michael Jordan overcame the ‘Bad Boy Pistons’ to succeed, Ihave overcome my public speaking fears and I am now a winner.
627 words - 3 pagesHave you ever put together a large jigsaw puzzle? When you put away the
puzzle, sometimes the pieces get lost or bent. If they do, when you take it back
out and try to reassemble it, the puzzle is not complete; the overall picture,
however, is still satisfying. In John Donne's "No Man Is an Island," the author
similarly says that the inhabitants of the world comprise a team. When the team
(the world) loses a player, the team is not complete, but it finds some way to
move on without that player. Every player is like a pebble that has been
dropped onto a perfectly still pond; the consequence of the impact ripples out
from the center. The ripples reach all sides of the pond, in aVIEW DOCUMENT
1507 words - 6 pages With my first semester as a college student coming to an end, I can honestly say Ihave gained so much knowledge and this has been a major eye opening experience. By being in your English 111 class, Ihave learned a great deal about myself as a writer and a communicator. English used to be a subject I took for granted because I always considered it to be easy and there wasn’t much to it. You have helped me realize that in order to write a good paper, it is important to havea deeper understanding of the many structures and usages; as well as a better understanding of yourself and your audience. In what seems like such a short time, Ihave learned about rhetorical knowledge, the writingVIEW DOCUMENT
2441 words - 10 pages will of her father. Egeus' wish for Hermia to wed Demetrius is very clearly set out in the beginning of the play and Hermia's dissension follows (I.1). She speaks against her father in the presence of Theseus, the Duke, without a second thought. Although she does express surprise at her candor, Hermia seems quite comfortable in her speech. Speaking against her father was a "bold" move that many women in Shakespeare's time would have never performed (I.1). The next act of the same play begins similarly. Titania is faced with an order from her husband, and quickly dismisses him (II. 1). Oberon demands the child Titania possesses, but instead of succumbing like many women would beVIEW DOCUMENT
667 words - 3 pagesAin’t Ia Woman?
Sojourner Truth delivered aspeech that is commonly known as “Ain’t Ia Woman?” in extemporaneous way at a women’s convention in 1851. Sojourner Truth delivered this speech after obtaining her freedom, which made her to be renowned as an anti-slavery speaker. The publicity of Sojourner Truth because of the speech was attributed to the fact that it was delivered during the Civil War in the United States. While this speech was not initially known through any title, it was reported in two newspapers. Notably, the speech was given this title when Frances Gage published a different version of it mainly because of the often repeated question. As a result, Gage’s publicationVIEW DOCUMENT
635 words - 3 pages find what they are looking for. More than that, they may even tend unwittingly to create what they seek. You see with this definition, at times you do know what you are going to get out of life, although the majority of times it is in your subconscious. I will explain this as the speech goes on.Today I'm going to cover 3 aspects of SFP. (1) The brief history and overall concept of self-fulfilling prophecy (2) How you know the outcome of a situation before it begins and (3) how thinking positively will lead to better outcomesLet me begin by stating the history of the name. According to John Fleming, the name derives all the way back from Greek mythology. ItVIEW DOCUMENT
944 words - 4 pages conclusion that I was going to enjoy this class, and soak in the experience. Ihave learned many things in your class, three of which have helped me in many other aspects as well.To begin, throughout this course, Ihave learned a lot about myself and my writing. Ihave realized that the more I write, the better I get. You were right when you said that writing comes to you naturally if you do it often. Ihave noticed that when I write with my heart and soul, I better my writing, as well as myself. I never thought that I could write; thus, continuous writing has boosted up my confidence. You know, my favorite dialogue from "<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Finding-Forrester-Sean-Connery/dpVIEW DOCUMENT
702 words - 3 pagesWhat child sitting in church hasn't at one time thought, "Wow! It must have been great to be one of the disciples! To be right there when Jesus was performing those miracles and be able to hear exactly what he was saying." I often wonder the same thing - "What would it have been like to travel with Jesus?" <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eileen_Flynn" title="Eileen Flynn">Eileen Flynna> notes that those who walked alongside Jesus knew a lot more about him. I was struck by her line, "They witnessed his moods, his relaxed laugher..."1We just don't think about Jesus laughing. Yet in our home is an image that depicts just that aspect of Jesus.2 A priest friend gave us a printVIEW DOCUMENT