Probably one of the greatest speeches you will ever hear. Remember, you are listening for the spoken word and how it is spoken in a particular context. Look at your key terms and answer the following questions once you have heard the speech:
What linguistic devices are used in this speech?
Can you identify at least 3 devices?
How does the volume change and when do you notice the change?
What do you think is the PURPOSE of this speech?
How does it make YOU feel when you hear it?
What words stand out when you hear them?
Words will always retain their power - listen to the speeches below and answer the questions in your booklet
Jesus Christ, “The Sermon on the Mount”
33 A.D.; Jerusalem
Whether one believes that Jesus of Nazareth was the Son of God or simply a wise teacher, it is impossible to deny the impact of perhaps the world’s most famous speech: The Sermon on the Mount. No speech has been more pondered, more influential, or more quoted. It introduced a prayer now familiar the world over and uttered in trenches, churches, and bedsides around the globe. It introduced a code of conduct billions of believers have adopted as their lofty, if not not always attainable, goal. While much of the sermon has roots in Jewish law, the advice given in the Beatitudes represented a dramatic and radical departure from the eye for an eye system of justice known in the ancient world. The standards of behaviour outlined in the sermon have given believers and non-believers alike plenty to contemplate and discuss in the two thousand years since it was given.
Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after
righteousness: for they shall be filled.
Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the
children of God.
Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake:
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Timing: Start - 2:14 - Paragraph 1-9 - "A hUachtarain agus a chairde...and deep sympathy"
3:57 - 5:03 - Paragraph 10 - 11 - "A knot of history...and will prevail"
6:49 - 7:39 - Paragraph 12-14 - "These ties of family...neighbours should always be"
When we LISTEN to the spoken word, we can determine many things if we ask ourselves some of the questions listed below.
You must think about the CONTEXT ie the setting or circumstances that created the talk.
You must also LISTEN for the language techniques used (Refer to your booklet)
Looking at the CONTEXT:
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Point -Poetic techniques or point you want to make.
Evidence/Example - "Quote words or phrases from the text.
Explain - The effect on the reader and what YOU think the writer us trying to do.
WHY is he/she trying to do this?
Remember to use GCSE key words in the EXPLANATION part.
Reinforces - indicates- highlights - implies - creates - conveys - emphasises.
1. What is unusual about the title of the poem?
2. Look at stanza 1. How do you think the poet was feeling? Quote to support your answer.
3. Why do you think the author includes so many sounds?
4. What is unusual about the use of the word 'corpse'?
5. What do you think of the last line of the poem?
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Chief Examiner report of 2013 had the following notes regarding pupil performance at all levels:
Q: Analyse the presentation of power in Of Mice and Men.
Break the question down:
Look closely at how the author shows how each character has power in Of Mice and Men. Equally we will look at characters who do not have power.
Social - Economic - Physical