Slam poetry and the power of speech


Rhetorical power was the subject of some attention this week. One of the US Democratic Party’s hopefuls in the presidential primary race gave a marvellous ‘Yes We Can’ concession speech which used repetition to make its point. Barack Obama is a forceful, clear speech-giver. You can catch it here.

I like this take on the force and power of ‘good’ speech by slam-poet Taylor Mali.

Don’t know what a slam-poet is? Neither did I. Thanks Wikipedia.






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