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Analysing three Contrasting Speeches: Martin Luther King, "I have a dream"Bill Clinton, "This has hurt too many innocent people."Earl Spencer, "The most hunted woman of the modern age"

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Analysing three Contrasting Speeches: Martin Luther King, "I have a dream" Bill Clinton, "This has hurt too many innocent people." Earl Spencer, "The most hunted woman of the modern age" In this essay I am going to analyse three contrasting speeches. The first is one of the most famous speeches of all time, Martin Luther King's "I have a Dream". This speech was delivered on the 28th of August 1963, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. It has gone down in history as one of the greatest demonstrations for freedom, against the merciless environment that black people of America were put in. The second speech is Bill Clinton, "This has hurt to many innocent people". This speech was heard by over two thirds of America and many others over the world on the 17th of August 1998. The, then U.S.A President was speaking about his 'un-appropriate' relationship with Monica Lewinsky, one that he had denied earlier that year. Many people feared he would be impeached but his blunt, honest, sincere speech won over the American citizens once again. The third speech is Earl Spencer's "The most hunted woman of the modern age". ...read more.


Through these words he describes Diana as many things a sister, a figurehead and also how she was not indulged in royal acclaim therefore showing how human she actually was. Earl Spencer shows great bravery in mildly attacking the royal family, "Needed no royal title to continue to generate your own kind of magic". This extract directly attacks the royal family, he hopes to push them into submission and feel guilt for their actions. Earl Spencer implies that the royal family mistreated Diana and with the royal family sitting in front of him, it is a pretty bold thing to say. Martin Luther King exceeds in his uses of emotive language and proof of this is clear, as he is affected directly with the issue of freedom. He uses emotive language to link his feelings on hope and injustice for the black Americans. "My children will be judged not by the colour of their skin, but the content of their characters." This emotional speech channels years of frustration and peaceful protests into one clear message or beacon of hope. King stands out to be a light to all black Americans and lead them out of the world they are stuck in. ...read more.


Which in fact, is what it is! "We have important work to do, real opportunities to seize, real problems to solve, real security matters to face." In reality, Bill Clinton succeeds in absolutely everything he sets out to achieve in this speech. Earl Spencer, Martin Luther King and Bill Clinton all rely on the use of their individual abilities to persuade. Patterns of three and emotive language are specifically powerful throughout each speech as they coerce the audience to evaluate the circumstances. However, all the speeches have contrasting intentions. Earl Spencer uses his speech to share a nations grief and mourning with the whole world as well as lashing out at certain people and making them feel guilt for their actions. Martin Luther King is trying to shine as a beacon of hope towards the congregated masses as well as trying to make the government see that if they don't do something they may well be consequences. Bill Clinton's speech is used solely to try and state exactly what is going on. He tries to gain sympathy and tries to regain a bit of self-esteem and respect. Throughout each analysed persuasive oratory, the speaker draws the audience into the visions created and therefore achieves the definitive goal, to absorb the listeners and persuade the nation. ...read more.

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