Pericles’ Funeral Oration Annotation Purposefully annotate the text of Pericles’ Funeral Oration. This may include categorizing information, defining words, or even making notes when the speech overlaps with previously learned information. You will have your own copy of the speech to mark up. You may use your annotated text during the analysis portion of the assignment, as well as during the writing portion. This portion is worth 25 points. Analysis Use the SOAPStone method to analyze the speech. This consists of identifying the following elements: speaker, occasion, audience, purpose, subject, and tone. A chart will be provided for your answers, which you may then use (in conjunction with your annotated speech) to write your essay. You will turn in your analysis with your annotated speech. This portion is worth 25 points. Writing Pick three of the following elements that are found within Pericles’ speech. Use examples from Athenian history to either prove he is telling the truth or telling lies (or a mixture of truth and lies). Speech elements: democracy, public participation, relaxation, class equality, gender distinctions, military policy, use of wealth You must judge if Pericles is telling the truth or not based on the historical evidence left by the Golden Age Athenians. Your paper should have a proper introduction with a thesis statement, one body paragraph for each of the speech elements, and a proper conclusion. You will be given computers to type your essay, which should be double-spaced, include parenthetical citations, and have a proper MLA heading (see OWL Purdue for proper formatting). This portion is worth 50 points. Essays are DUE at the end of your midterm period. See the school website for the midterm schedule.
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