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Resource Name &
Link to Resource:
American Rhetoric
Description:

Speech media resource that includes:

  • Online Speech Bank, an index to and growing database of 5000+ full-text, audio and video (streaming) versions of public speeches, sermons, legal proceedings, lectures, debates, interviews, other recorded media events, and a declaration or two. Several hundred links are arranged alphabetically by first name.
  • Rhetorical Figures in Sound, a compendium of 200+ brief audio (mp3) clips illustrating 37 different figures of speech. For each rhetorical device, definitions and examples, written and audio, are provided. Audio examples are taken from public speeches and sermons, movies, songs, lectures, oral interpretations of literature, and other media events. Some artifacts have been edited further to make the devices easier to detect.
  • Top 100 Speeches, index to and partial database of full-text transcriptions of the "100 most significant American political speeches of the 20th century," according to a list compiled by Professors Stephen E. Lucas and Martin J. Medhurst.

and a number of other resources of value and interest to students and scholars of rhetoric.

Resource Type(s): Audio Collection,  Image Collection,  Reference Tool,  Video 
Access information: Free resource - available to everyone on the Internet
Fulltext: Fulltext is available.
Vendor Name:Michael E. Eidenmuller, University of Texas, Tyler
Research Guides: American Literature, 20th Century, Communication