Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The I Have a Dream Speech Text Analysis

This famous I Have a Dream Speech of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on August 28, 1963 is the perfect example of inspiring and uplifting. Dr. King used some rethorical methods, including repetition, metaphors, inspiration, identification and persuasion in his speech topics.

Speech Topics Analysis

Part I of the I have a dream speech: identification and uniting

Part II of the I have a dream speech: historical background

Part III of the I have a dream speech: repetition of the situation now and what ought to be corrected

Part IV of the I have a dream speech: why this situation should be corrected, by the classical appeals to emotion, facts and values

Part V of the I have a dream speech: explaining the goals, the solution

Part VI of the I have a dream speech: prove that the alternatives cause more problems

Part VII of the I have a dream speech: how to change it, proposing, demanding, persuading. This part also has elements of problem solutions speech topics - visualize the practicality of your solution, how they will improve the situation, show their effectiveness and practicality

Part VIII of the I have a dream speech: persuasion, convincing

Part IX of the I have a dream speech: vizualising the main goals by use of repetition and metaphors

Part X of the I have a dream speech: concluding the main goals by use of repetition and metaphors

Part XI of the I have a dream speech: concluding the thesis statement I Have A Dream - Free At Last

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

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Monday, August 6, 2012

Rohingya Concerns Extend Beyond Myanmar - Southeast Asia Real Time - WSJ

Rohingya Concerns Extend Beyond Myanmar - Southeast Asia Real Time - WSJ:

A recent protest by 2,000 Rohingya Muslims in Kuala Lumpur illustrates how the stateless ethnic group’s plight has become a regional problem rather than just a bilateral issue between Myanmar and Bangladesh.
Tensions between the Rohingyas and the Buddhists in western Myanmar’s Rakhine State erupted in recent weeks after a local woman was raped and murdered on May 28th, allegedly by three Rohingya Muslim men. Subsequent fighting left at least 50 people dead and more than 2,000 homes and buildings destroyed. As tensions flared, Bangladeshi officials refused to accept boatloads of Rohingya refugees who tried to flee the area. Myanmar security forces have appeared to tamp down the violence in recent days, though emotions remain raw and many residents fear further outbreaks of trouble.
Whatever happens, anger over the situation is appearing far away from the central fighting zone. At the protest held Friday in Kuala Lumpur, Rohingyas marched from a mosque after prayers shouting  “Allahu Akhbar” or “God is great” en route to the Myanmar embassy to hand over a protest note. Some held  placards that read “stop the genocide” and “stop the religious violence.” The demonstration lasted for about an hour before the protestors were told to disperse by the police.
Myanmar Ethnic Rohingya Human Rights Organization Malaysia (MERHROM) President Zafar Ahmad Abdul Ghani told Southeast Asia Real Time that the protesters were not able to meet with any oficials from the Myanmar embassy because “no one wanted to come out and see us.” Efforts to reach Myanmar officials at the embassy for comment were unsuccessful. Mr. Zafar said the group handed a copy of its protest statement to security guards at the U.S. embassy instead.
According to Mr. Zafar, there are about 30,000 Rohingyas spread throughout Malaysia.
The presence of so many Rohingyas in Malaysia helps underscore how they continue to look for a permanent home across Asia after years of persecution along the Myanmar-Bangladesh border. Myanmar officials regard the Rohingyas in Rakhine State to be illegal immigrants from Bangladesh and denies them citizenship. Bangladesh, meanwhile, says Rohingyas have settled in Myanmar for centuries and argues that it has too few resources to offer refuge to any of the estimated 800,000 Rohingyas living in Myanmar in abject poverty.
Left without passports, many of the Rohingyas have fled Myanmar in rickety boats, hoping to land in Malaysia or other countries where they can find a new life. Many are lost at sea. Some find land, only to be towed out by local authorities and set adrift once more, as happened in Thailand in 2009.
Others have actually made it to other countries such as Malaysia, where they are increasingly pressing for recognition.
Mr. Zafar, who is 42, hails from the township of Buthidaung in Myanmar. After a student uprising in Myanmar in 1988, he fled to Malaysia, where he has lived the past 22 years, marrying a local woman.
“The media in Burma is not giving the correct report,” said Mr. Zafar, using Myanmar’s colonial name of Burma. Although the government says the situation is okay now, “I am receiving news daily that the violence is continuing.”
Myanmar officials have said they are working hard to control the situation but have also warned that if the violence continues, it could set back reforms aimed at creating more political and economic freedoms in the country over the past year.
Malaysia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs likewise has expressed concern over the sectarian violence, saying in a statement that it welcomed a Myanmar government effort to establish an investigation committee to probe the conflict. “Malaysia is also ready to extend humanitarian assistance deemed necessary by the government of Myanmar for the people affected by this conflict,” it added.
Of course, there’s another concern for Southeast Asian governments: The possibility that more boats filled with Rohingya refugees could start flowing their way if the conflict intensifies and Bangladeshi authorities refuse to take them in.

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Sunday, July 22, 2012

15 Common Persuasive Speech Topics For Persuasive Public Speaking

15 Common Persuasive Speech Topics For Persuasive Public Speaking:

15 Common Persuasive Speech Topics For Persuasive Public Speaking

Common persuasive speech topics including examples of persuasive common issues, grounds, sense and experiences for a persuasive public speaking speech. These are very tasty speech topics to listen to. Because they appeal to the thoughts, feelings, experiences and even situations every member of the public will recognize. Yes, you have to do a little homework, to do some audience analysis.
It will help you to narrow the speech ideas down till they fit the public's mindset. In other words, this page is not about tired and general common persuasive speech topics that have been used too often. Like adoption, the death penalty, public prayer in education, and so on. On my other pages you can find many, many focused fresh and creative speech thesis statements on themes like that. Here I show you some fresh and creative examples of common speech topics to persuade and three simple ways to tweak and twist too broad subjects into a more handy size for research.
So, how to write a persuasive public speaking speech about common personal experiences that draw you and your audience together? Just find the missing link between you and your public. E.g. search in the school library or on the world wide web for:

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Sunday, July 15, 2012