PART ONE: In class, we discussed the different types of rhetoric (e.g., deliberative, forensic,
(1) Define each of the three types of rhetoric, providing an example for each.
PART TWO: In class, we also discussed five canons of rhetoric (e.g., invention, arrangement,
style, memory, delivery). You will need to know each canon to complete this next part.
(2) Please watch this video: https://www.ted.com/talks/sherry_turkle_alone_together, then
answer each of the following questions (using complete sentences):
a. What were the major arguments offered by the speaker? What other arguments were
missing that could have made their speech better?
b. How was the speech organized?
c. What sort of style was used during the speech? What sort of words were chosen?
What stylistic choices do you think were made?
d. How was the speech delivered (i.e., from memory, from notes, extemporaneously)?
e. What sort of delivery techniques (i.e., gestures, eye contact, vocal inflections, etc.)
did you notice during the speech?
(3) Now it is your turn. You are tasked with giving a motivational speech in COMM 104.
Consider the 5 canons of rhetoric in designing your speech and, below, indicate what choices
you would make regarding each canon (and explain why).
a. Invention (i.e., what is your topic and what arguments will you make?):
b. Arrangement (i.e., how will you organize your arguments?):
c. Style (i.e., what language will you use to present your arguments?):
d. Memory (i.e., will you memorize your speech?):
e. Delivery (i.e., what nonverbal behaviors will you use during your speech?):
This assignment aligns with Course Learning Outcomes 1, 2, and 3.