Persuasive Speech : Kids Should Have A Pet Essay

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Name: Yuan Cheng
General goal: To persuade
Specific goal: To convince my audience that kids should have a pet to help them growth

Introduction
I. “Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are god. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are gods.”
― Christopher Hitchens, The Portable Atheist: Essential Readings for the Nonbeliever

II. I believe many of us had expected to have a pet when we were a little child. Maybe a dog, a cat or even a fish, we tried to convince our parents by promising to take care of our pets, clean their rooms, be responsible, not fight with each other anymore. However, due to some reasons, maybe our bad habits, parents can’t believe we will change, just for getting a pet. Some of the parents might think our interests in pets will only stay a while, but that’s not true.
III. Living in a family with a dog, I can tell we’re not adopting him just because of interest. I love my dog. We adopted him when I was a kid and treat him as one of our family members. I believe he helps me be the person who can express my love to my parents better and live healthier.
IV. Today, I am here to convince you that all kids should have pets except for someone has pet hair allergy.
V. I will show some health issues related to kids, having pets will help those kids avoid or

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