Monday, 2 February 2009

A forest you say?

Can't see the wood for the trees? How about a forest?

This lesson I introduced you to the mnemonic acronym AFOREST, an easily remembered list of effective techniques to be used in persuasive writing:

Fact and evidence
Opinions and weaknesses
Rhetorical questions
Threes (rule of)

We then looked at an example of a speech and, in your groups, you went through it picking out the examples of AFOREST that you could find in the speech.

Watch the famous speeches below for examples of AFOREST in practice.

Aragon's Speech at the Black Gate

A Few Good Men

Independence Day

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