Analysis of Top 100 Speeches in the History of American Rhetoric
Choose a speech for your analysis from the Top 100 Speeches published on the American Rhetoric website.
What is the topic of the speech? Does the speaker have an attention-getter at the beginning and a vivid ending at the end? What are the main points of this speech? Is the speech well-researched? Is information cited that is not the speaker’s own? How well is the speech delivered? Is the delivery fluent and confident? Based on the above analysis, give an overall evaluation of the speaker and his/her credibility. Why should we listen to what the speaker has to say?