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The speech is one of the best ways to convey an idea or opinion The quote a memorable speech holds contemporary worth to society regardless of its time of presentation is indeed factual Through vivid and compelling use of words the speech gives the reader the exact feeling the author wanted The speech statement for a television program by Denise Levertov and the speech Spotty-Handed Villainesses by Margaret Atwood makes great use of these devices Denise Levertovs speech statement for a television program an unaired television speech communicating the evils of war holds significant worth to contemporary society The first descriptive paragraph summarizes the circumstances for which the statement was composed and quotes the producers response in rejecting it The second section is filled with emotion criticizing the so called balanced view of the war and its environmental effects as a king of insanity and the producer who invited then rejected her statement of her views as a little short on sincerity One theme that echos true throughout her statements and persuasive devices are the evil of war The themes of anti-war that her text statement for a television program proclaims which was written in 1972 continue to ring true even in todays society For instance statements such as Levertovs have contributed to the signings of anti-war documents Through the use of triple utterance Denise explains that the concerns with contemporary issues war mainly have torn poetry away from celebrating nature and poetry which is now seen as a poignant contrast to the evil enveloping the world that is war This triple utterance can be found when she says to warn to curse to gnash the teeth of language Her use of triple utterance creates much credibility within her argument against the war Through Levertovs use of rhetorical devices and her genuine belief of war being evil causes her speech to unquestionably hold a great deal of contemporary value and integrity Margaret
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