With ‘language’ as a starting point I decided to look at effective use of language and linguistic techniques in some famous and influential speeches throughout history. I chose to look at the speeches individually but also to compare and contrast them with each other. The six speeches chosen have a number of connections between them and this adds to the overall presentation of the project and the coherence of the finished piece.
The finished project consists of a series of posters analysing and comparing six great historical speeches given by Daniel O’Connell, Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr. and Barack Obama. The project was presented in the form of six double-sided A2 posters and two single-sided posters.