Comm 1313 MWF 7:30 – 8:20
Story with a point speech
February 24, 2016
General purpose: To tell a story with a moral or lesson.
Specific purpose: To always have hope.
Thesis: Never give up on your dreams.
1. Once upon a time, there was a man and a woman who for a long time wished for a child.
These people had a little window at the back of their house from which a garden could be seen, which was full of beautiful flowers and herbs. However, surrounded by a high wall, no one dared to go into it because it belonged to a witch.
One day the woman was standing by the window, looking into the garden, when she saw the most beautiful rampion - Rapunzel, and it looked so good that she longed for it.
Transition - If I can't eat some of the rampion I shall die, she told her husband. The man, who loved her, thought, sooner than let your wife die, bring her some of the rampion yourself, no matter the cost.
2. At twilight, he climbed down the wall into the garden of the witch, hurried and grabbed a handful of rampion.
She at once made herself a salad and ate it greedily. It tasted so good to her that the next day she longed for more of it.
Her husband must once more descend into the garden. In the gloom of evening he let himself down again. But when he had climbed down the wall this time the witch was there standing before him.
The witch decided to make a deal with the man and said, I will allow you to take with you as much rampion as you will, only I make one condition, you must give me the child which your wife will bring into the world.
The man in his terror agreed to everything, and when the woman gave birth, the witch appeared at once, gave the child the name of Rapunzel, and took it away with her.
Rapunzel grew into the most beautiful child under the sun. When she was twelve years old, the witch shut her into a tower which had neither stairs nor door, but at the top was a little...