Publisher: Penguin UK
Category: Literary Collections
Amid the corruption and power struggles of the collapse of the Roman Republic, Cicero (106-43BC) produced some of the most stirring and eloquent speeches in history. A statesman and lawyer, he was one of the only outsiders to penetrate the aristocratic circles that controlled the Roman state, and became renowned for his speaking to the Assembly, Senate and courtrooms. Whether fighting corruption, quashing the Catiline conspiracy, defending the poet Archias or railing against Mark Antony in the Philippics - the magnificent arguments in defence of liberty which led to his banishment and death - Cicero's speeches are oratory masterpieces, vividly evocative of the cut and thrust of Roman political life.
Erprobung ausgewählter Texterschließungsverfahren zur Förderung der Analysekompetenz
Author: Paul Schmidt
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
Category: Foreign Language Study
Examensarbeit aus dem Jahr 2011 im Fachbereich Englisch - Pädagogik, Didaktik, Sprachwissenschaft, Note: 3, , Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Eben diese Fähigkeit, Texte verschiedener Textsorten, demnach auch Reden, systematisch zu erschließen und zu analysieren, fiel mir im Leistungskurs Englisch, in dem ich regelmäßig und intensiv hospitiert und einzelne Reihen unterrichtet habe, während des Schuljahres 2010/2011 als defizitär auf. Gerade in Bezug auf Reden ließ sich eine hohe Motivation erkennen, wobei die Herangehensweise, die Mechanismen der Redeanalyse fehlten und somit keine fundierte Texterschließung erlaubten. Da ich diese Fähigkeit – gerade in Hinblick auf das außerschulische Leben – als elementar erachte, entstand die Idee, die Textanalysekompetenz der Schüler in einer Sequenz zu fördern, um den beschriebenen Defiziten entgegenzuwirken. Dies ergibt sich besonders vor dem Hintergrund, die Mündigkeit der Schüler, wie im Berliner Schulgesetz (vgl. 2004: § 1 , 3) und in den Bildungsstandards (vgl. 2003: 9) beschrieben, zu erhöhen und sie zu einem kritischen, reflektierten Umgang mit politischen Reden, aber daraus abstrahierend auch auf andere Textsorten anwendend, zu befähigen. Die vorliegende Arbeit soll die Planung und Durchführung dieser Reihe dokumentieren und daraus resultierend schließlich die Leitfrage beantworten, ob die ausgewählten Methoden zu einer verbesserten Textanalysekompetenz im Bereich der methodischen Kompetenz einen Beitrag leisten konnten bzw. demnach generell vermögen. [...]
Author: Christina Schäffner
Publisher: Multilingual Matters Limited
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
This volume deals with political speeches, particularly commemorative addresses, from the perspective of critical discourse analysis. Such addresses are characterized as representative and epideictic, as exemplified by an address fo the Dutch Queen Beatrix to the Knesset during her 1995 state visit to Israel. Critical consideration is given to the role of rhetoric within political discourse anlysis.
Author: Cicero,,Marcus Tullius Cicero,D.H. Berry
Publisher: Oxford University Press
'Two things alone I long for: first, that when I die I may leave the Roman people free...and second, that each person's fate may reflect the way he has behaved towards his country.' Cicero (106-43 BC) was the greatest orator of the ancient world and a leading politician of the closing era of the Roman republic. This book presents nine speeches which reflect the development, variety, and drama of his political career,among them two speeches from his prosecution of Verres, a corrupt and cruel governor of Sicily; four speeches against the conspirator Catiline; and the Second Philippic, the famous denunciation of Mark Antony which cost Cicero his life. Also included are On the Command of Gnaeus Pompeius, in which he praises the military successes of Pompey, and For Marcellus, a panegyric in praise of the dictator Julius Caesar. These new translations preserve Cicero's rhetorical brilliance and achieve new standards of accuracy. A general introduction outlines Cicero's public career, and separate introductions explain the political significance of each of the speeches. Together with its companion volume, Defence Speeches, this edition provides an unparalleled sampling of Cicero's oratorical achievements. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
Author: Terry Golway,Richard Beeman
Category: Political Science
A selection of speeches by the most inspiring and persuasive orators in American history Penguin presents a series of six portable, accessible, and—above all—essential reads from American political history, selected by leading scholars. Series editor Richard Beeman, author of The Penguin Guide to the U.S. Constitution, draws together the great texts of American civic life to create a timely and informative mini-library of perennially vital issues. Whether readers are encountering these classic writings for the first time, or brushing up in anticipation of the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, these slim volumes will serve as a powerful and illuminating resource for scholars, students, and civic-minded citizens. American Political Speeches includes the best American rhetoric from inside and outside the White House. Some of the greatest words spoken in American history have come from men and women who lacked the biggest bully pulpit in the country, but who nevertheless were able to move the nation with words. Frederick Douglass explained the irony of Independence Day from the perspective of a slave. Martin Luther King, Jr. described his dream of an interracial America. William Jennings Bryan gave voice to social discontent with a single phrase, "a cross of gold." Barbara Jordan summoned the nation"s outrage during the impeachment hearings against Richard Nixon. And the best presidents, not by coincidence, have tended to be those with an appreciation for the use of language: Lincoln explaining a new birth of freedom at Gettysburg; John Kennedy voicing moral outrage at the Berlin Wall; Franklin D. Roosevelt chatting to a nation gathered in front of radios; Ronald Reagan addressing Congress freshly healed from an assassination attempt.
Author: W E 1809-1898 Gladstone
Publisher: Palala Press
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The Political Speeches and Writings of Abraham Lincoln
Author: Joseph R. Fornieri
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
The Civil War is a defining event in American history and Abraham Lincoln is the central figure of both the Civil War and American history. In his struggle to preserve the Union and redeem the nation from the original sin of slavery, Abraham Lincoln provided the most compelling expression of the American Dream and the preeminent justification of the American regime. Indeed, at Gettysburg he distilled the very essence of the nation's political creed. His political thought and leadership are of enduring significance to democracy at home and abroad. To further appreciate and perpetuate Lincoln's legacy, The Language of Liberty offers the definitive one-volume collection of the Sixteenth President's speeches and writings. Unlike so many other collections, in which Lincoln's speeches and writings have been substantially edited, this volume provides a comprehensive selection of the Sixteenth President's most important speeches and writings in their entirety. The volume is conveniently divided both chronologically and thematically into five periods/chapters from 1832-1865. A final chapter offers a compilation of Lincoln's speeches and writings on the theme of religion and politics. Each speech is preceded by an informative head-note, which places Lincoln's words in context for the reader. In addition, each period/chapter includes a concise historical, political, and biographical overview of the major events in Lincoln's life and the life of the nation, thereby providing an even wider context for understanding the Sixteenth President's language of liberty. To assist the reader, crucial terms, dates, events and issues of the Civil War have been defined. Also unique to this volume is the final section on Lincoln's Political Faith, which includes an offering of his public and private utterances on religion, and a definition of this political faith based upon the first principles of the Declaration of Independence. A selected bibliography of secondary sources has been included for further reading on various topics related to the Sixteenth President. Finally, the volume includes an extensive introduction on Lincoln's Prudent Leadership and his application of the natural law to the circumstances of the Civil War Era. Indeed, this introduction provides a crucial understanding of the relationship between Lincoln's political thought and political action, between the world of theory and practice. In sum, The Language of Liberty provides an indispensable guide to the lay reader, the Lincoln aficionado, and the scholar. All now have access to a single volume collection of his great political speeches and writings with unedited versions, concise historical overviews, and scholarly reflections on the enduring significance of Lincoln's political philosophy.
A Collection of Suicidal Political Speeches That Aren't
Author: Jeff Golden
Publisher: Riverwood Books
Category: Political Science
Tired of politics as usual? This vision of what politics can be in America poses a crucial question: What if our political leaders started talking to us as if we were grown-ups? The author models a realistic new candour that could break through the downward spiral that has us expecting less of our political leaders while they're thinking less and less of us.
Author: N. Felicissimus
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
Category: Literary Collections
Seminar paper from the year 2014 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Linguistics, grade: 1,3, University of Würzburg, language: English, abstract: “Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.” (Orwell 9). Orwell has a very critical view on the potential dangers of language that can lead to persuasion and deception. Political speeches in particular can be examined under certain pragmatic aspects in order to find out the speaker’s intention. With this in mind, the effect of pronouns in political speeches will be considered in the pages that follow. At first sight, the use of pronouns does not seem to suit to Orwell’s radical and immoral understanding of political language. This paper will illustrate that the choice of single linguistic units as pronouns can have a great effect on the listeners and recipients. How can atmosphere be created, political groups compared and distinguished and how can ideas and ideologies be conveyed and intensified by the judicious use of pronouns? There is a number of linguists who have already dealt with the topic of pronouns in political discourse. Among the first were Brown and Gilman with their famous article “The Pronouns of Power and Solidarity” (1960). A newer approach was taken by John Wilson thirty years later when he linked pronouns to political language (Wilson 1990). Pennycook points out the difficulties and meaning of pronouns in a paper called “The Politics of Pronouns” (1994) which will be one of the basic resources of my investigations. In this paper, the use of pronouns will be examined within the scope of Barack Obama’s keynote address in 2004 since this speech made him famous far beyond Illinois, where he was senator during that time. His famous slogan “Yes we can” which he developed after that speech reflects the galvanizing power of the single pronoun "We" over a whole nation.
As Revealed in His Political Speeches November 1914- August 1923
Author: Benito Mussolini
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing
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Author: Hayder Ankushi
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
Category: Literary Collections
Research Paper (postgraduate) from the year 2017 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Linguistics, , course: Master in Applied Linguistics, language: English, abstract: Political speeches have different tools in making speeches so influential . One of these tools is using inclusive pronouns . The study concentrates on a famous political figure , Hillary Clinton , who is nominated for running a president . Clinton has a long history in politics and elections . The study analyses three speeches about three different occasions during her time in 2016 . The results of these speeches show that inclusive pronouns are highest among other personal pronouns .