Perspectives

Introduction

Depending on the instructions you have received for working with your speech, it may be relevant to put it into perspective by relating it to something else, perhaps to highlight similarities or call attention to interesting differences. There are several different approaches to putting a speech into perspective, and we will list some of the most common ones below.

Thematic perspective

The most common way to put a speech into perspective is to focus on the general topic or theme that the speech covers. You can explore the speech from a thematic perspective in various ways.

One option is to compare the speech to another text on the same topic (typically another speech, but it might also be a newspaper article, essay, blog post, or similar). It could be another speech by the same speaker, but it could also be a speech by someone else. For example, if you are working with a political sp...

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