Evaluating a Speech Worksheet
Directions: Identify the use of logos, ethos and pathos in the speech. First, cite specific lines from the speech. Then, indicate whether the lines are an example of logos, ethos or pathos. Finally, explain the impact the lines are intended to have on the audience. One example has been completed for you.
Lines from the Speech
We are confronted primarily with a moral issue. It is as old as the Scriptures and is as clear as the American Constitution.
- That they were admitted peacefully on the campus is due in good measure to the conduct of the students of the University of Alabama, who met their responsibilities in a constructive way.
2. This Nation was founded by men of many nations and backgrounds. It was founded on the principle that all men are created equal, and that the rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
3. This is not a sectional issue. Difficulties over segregation and discrimination exist in every city, in every State of the Union,
4. It is not enough to pin the blame on others, to say this a problem of one section of the country or another, or deplore the facts that we face. 5. ‘m also asking the Congress to authorize the Federal Government to participate more fully in lawsuits designed to end segregation in public education.
Impact on the Audience
Kennedy lets the audience know that they are facing a battle that has been around for hundreds of years. Kennedy is letting the audience know that he is on their side and respects them and their responsibilitiesHe is showing that everyone is equal and has rights of their own. And that they are only taken away as a consequence. Kennedy is addressing the situation of racial diversity and how it isn’t in just one part of the world its everywhere Kennedy is expressing that he does not think it is right to pin issues on one person He is showing that he does care for other no matter what color you are