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  • Pericles' Funeral Oration

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    Athena was the best, none could be better. The funeral oration was aimed to respect the fallen as well as to keep up the national pride and its passion to protect their nation. The speech was a eulogy which focused on the eminence of Athens and its predecessors. Usually a son was chosen to give the eulogy. The law required the speech to have several essential components. The speech had to concerning the lives of the deceased. At his eulogy’s end, Pericles spoke in regard to the soldiers. The speech

  • Speech Reflection Essay

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    During speech class this semester, I gave several different types of speeches on several different topics. During this semester, my ability to give speeches in front of an audience has improved quite a bit, I hope. Going into the semester, I had a really hard time giving speeches to people, but now that speech is almost over I feel like I am more capable of doing so. I think the thing I did best during the semester was getting good information for each of my speeches. My favorite assignment was most

  • The Fault Of Our Stars By John Green

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    The Fault in Our Stars is a book written by John Green. This book has many themes like love for the ways that Hazel and Augustus treat one another. There is courage for the way that these teenagers battle cancer and are brave while doing it. Also, another theme is family for the way that Hazel and Augustus’s parents love them, support them, and comfort them with every decision that they make. The main characters in this book are Hazel Grace Lancaster, the narrator of the book who has cancer and knows

  • Comparison of the Lincoln's "Gettysburg Address" and Pericles "Funeral Oration"

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    Pericles on the other hand was speaking after a war had ended at a ceremony held for the dead and he was chosen to speak. He did more of a eulogy whereas Lincoln was an address of the war that was still occurring. I didn't like the fact that though Lincoln was dedicating a monument to the ones who have died he did not mention the families of the lost ones. Pericles does. As a matter of fact

  • Reflection Paper On Public Speaking

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    I will be honest, the first class of COMM 1000 scared me, especially when Professor McCain began to list the numerous and lengthy speeches we would be presenting throughout the quarter. It was not even the public-speaking portion that scared me, rather it was the numerous time limits, use of only speaking notes, and short amount of time in between the speeches. However, I ended up making it through the quarter, especially with a high grade. Before attending California State University, East Bay,

  • How to Write a Eulogy Essay

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    According to the Merriam-Webster's dictionary, eulogy or elegy is the spoken or written tribute that praises someone or something very highly, a tribute to somebody who has recently died or alive. The word is derived from the two Greek words for "you" and "word" (Anton). The elegy dates back to classic Greek poetry containing two lines known as a couplet and combines many of these couplets to create the funeral poem (Anton). The most noted scholar and poet Callimachus, expressed powerful emotions

  • Hall In Beowulf

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    Based on oral tradition, the epic poem Beowulf was anonymously written somewhere between AD 673 and AD 830. The epic is of the Anglo-Saxon culture and exhibits their cultural values of the time. These values include the significance and perception of the mead hall, treasure, and the attributes of an ideal hero. The mead hall played an important role not only in Beowulf but in Anglo-Saxon society as well. The Anglo-Saxons used the hall as a place for upper-class citizens to socialize, warriors

  • Retribution in Beowulf

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    fame to somebody was heroic deeds and family lineage. Beowulf, as the example of pagan heroes, exhibited his desire to accumulate fame and fortune; the only way to do so was to avenge the death of others. This theme of retribution that is present throughout the whole poem seems to enrich the identities of its characters. In _Beowulf_, revenge is represented with both an honest and rhetorical motives. Payback of monsters ' offenses is Beowulf 's path to the top: worldwide fame, infinite wealth

  • Beowulf, More Siegmund or Hermond?

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    Beowulf, more Siegmund or Hermond? In the story of Beowulf, Beowulf just killed Grendel and the story tellers were telling stories of two different men. One was Hermod who was “granted greater strength than anyone” (Beowulf 1717). He, “ignored all wise men’s warnings,/Ruled only with courage” (Beowulf 907-908). In the end his pride had lead him to exile and ultimately to his death. Siegmund was a courageous, brave, and famous warrior who fought giants, monsters, and a treasure-rich dragon.

  • Macbeth vs Beowulf

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    Beowulf and Macbeth Beowulf, identified as an epic hero and Macbeth, identified as a tragic hero both are very similar and different in their own ways. The epic poem, Beowulf translated by Seamus Heaney and the tragic play, Macbeth, written by William Shakespeare both have heroes as the protagonist of the story. The stories written in two different time periods, still can be seen with many similarities and differences. A tragic hero is of high ranking and unfortunately has a flaw that they possess