In my Annotated Bibliography, I chose different speeches delivered by different speakers and put them in the same genre named as motivational and inspirational speeches since they all share motivation and inspiration as a similarity. Each and every speech I chose is similar to each other because all of them share an idea of change for the better. The speakers are expecting change because of their speeches and they trying to convey their message to the audience by adding inspiring words and dialogues. For example, Martin Luther King Jr. said, “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character”. Similarly, Malala Yousafzai said, “one book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the whole world”. These types of inspiring lines are said by the speakers that helped them spread awareness and catch attention of their audience. The most important thing these speeches share is the idea of freedom of speech. Every speaker delivered their speeches without holding any thoughts in them. They let it all out just so the speech can have the content that is related to the real-world problems. Another similarity is the tone of the speeches, they all give us the feeling of hopefulness which is the main point of their work. They want to make the audience believe that there’s still time for the change to occur. Speakers transporting their beliefs and ideas to the audience in hopeful and optimistic tone is the way to communicate to the audience because it provides audience with a motive for doing something better for the society.
However, I learned about the power of words from this topic. I realized that tongue can be a very powerful element depending on how a person use it and it can impact a lot of people. In my opinion, as a writer I learned the art of creativity. Combining all the speeches in one piece of writing and make a specific genre out of them was the main task I performed. It made my thinking and writing skills even better. To grow as a writer, I need to work more on my craft of writing and my genre to become expert at it. Reading books related to my genre could be the best way for me to accomplish my goal and it can also help me get more creative with my writing because I can choose more sources from different books and write annotated bibliography on them. I might try different genres too just to get a little hint about them and it can be beneficial for me because sometimes it’s better to look into new categories. Speech is the genre where figurative language is used quite often, so I have to work on breaking down the metaphors, simile, personification etc. in my explanations of the speaker’s quote to give more details to the reader.