Rhetorical analysis of historic speeches

The best way to learn how to use rhetorical devices for public speaking is to study the great orators. Our technique is to present some of their best speeches with highlights on the rhetorical devices that were used. We also use tooltips to add further information.

This is a work in progress. We will be adding more speeches as we get time to study them, and we will add more highlights on the speeches we have already done as we spot them. We hope you find it useful. If you spot a rhetorical device in a speech that we might have missed, feel free to submit a comment via the contact page.

Abraham Lincoln Gettysburg Address Gettysburg battlefield cemetery November 19, 1863 Image by Alexander Gardner
museums.fivecolleges.edu, Public Domain, Link
Malala Yousafzai UN Speech on Youth Education United Nations, New York City, New York July 12, 2013 内閣官房内閣広報室,
via Wikimedia Commons CC BY 4.0
Martin Luther King, Jr. I Have a Dream Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C. August 28, 1963 Image by Nobel Foundation
Description page (direct link), Public Domain Link