Tag: Speeches

“This Is Water”: Finding Empathy in the Banalities of Daily Living

I was first introduced to David Foster Wallace’s “This is Water” in a Language and Composition class. Our textbook was full of examples of rhetoric, categorized by topic….

Why We Always Come Back to Abraham Lincoln

Ken Burns describes how lines from a historic speech given by 29-year-old Abraham Lincoln have “haunted and inspired” him for nearly 40 years. Expanding on what is revealed…