Your initial response should be at least 200 words.
Choose one of the â€œPersuasive American Speechesâ€ listed in the â€œSupplemental Readingsâ€ section of the course lessons. Discuss purpose and the claim of the speech. Explain how the speech supports this claim (logos, ethos, and/or pathos). Is the opposing side mentioned? Also, describe the method of argumentation you believe is used in the speech (Toulmin? Rogerian? A mixture of both?). Give citations to back up your points, and create a final works cited citation for this essay.
In your response to your classmates, find a student who wrote about a different persuasive American speech, and comment on your classmateâ€™s discussion of his/her chosen work. Do you agree with his or her analysis of this speech? Why? The â€˜whyâ€™ is key â€“ please post a rich response to your classmate.