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Paraphrase briefly the contents of the speech. What is it about? What are its contexts (i.e., what is the physical and temporal location, and what is the physical and temporal world outside of the text to which it refers)?Explain any worldview(s) expressed in the speech. Does the speech come out of a specific cultural paradigm? How are worldview and culture revealed through theme and language use? Remember to refer to specific words, phrases, and sentences.
Identify any cognitive metaphors that assist the speaker in arguing the point and expressing a worldview. Consider the ways of speaking or verbal art used to convey a specific meaning or ideological perspective (i.e., grammar, repeated words, parallelism, structure and style, strategic language use).
Describe choices the speaker has made about the representation of actions, actors, and events; evaluation; representation of knowledge status; naming and wording; and incorporation or representing other voices.
Identify any silences in the discourse. What is missing from the discourse, and what do any absences reveal about the speaker’s meaning or ideological focus?
Assess, in summary, the ways in which discourse and ideology are intertwined. Does the discourse convincingly advocate for social justice or social change?https://thirdworldtraveler.com/Burma/FreedomFromFearSpeech.html
must be at least 500 words in length.