Public speaking class;
write a one page analysis of the story [in italics].. Consider its context, whether it is clear, what message it gives, is it well told, language usage, metaphors, etc.. Refer to the storytelling section in your course textbook for further insight.. You can find the full text of these speeches on line at: http://www..americanrhetoric..com/speechbank..htm
Please look under G-L under George W Bush speeches to reference:
George W.. Bush’s Address to a Joint Session of Congress and the American People
(Links to an external site..)United States Capitol Washington, D..C.. September 20, 2001
This is a story at the conclusion of the speech after 9 -11
It is my hope that in the months and years ahead, life will return almost to normal.. We’ll go back to our lives and routines, and that is good.. Even grief recedes with time and grace.. But our resolve must not pass.. Each of us will remember what happened that day, and to whom it happened.. We’ll remember the moment the news came — where we were and what we were doing.. Some will remember an image of a fire, or a story of rescue.. Some will carry memories of a face and a voice gone forever..
And I will carry this: It is the police shield of a man named George Howard, who died at the WorldTradeCenter trying to save others.. It was given to me by his mom, Arlene, as a proud memorial to her son.. This is my reminder of lives that ended, and a task that does not end.. (Applause..)