This website. The task refers to part2:

written task relates to a text written by Denis Dzidic which was edited by Ian
Trayner and published by the Guardian in their official website. The task
refers to part2: language and mass communication. The written task constructed
by me is a persuasive and a panegyric speech delivered by the sports minister
of Bosnia and Herzegovina regarding the nation’s recent success in football
when the Bosnian team for the first time qualified for the world cup in 2014.
My purpose was to convey how media can influence entertainment.  The written task demonstrates my knowledge on
several rhetorical devices such as alliteration, assonance and repetition. It
also expresses my ability on employing these devices in the best possible way
to create the best effect possible on the reader.

I choose
speech specifically because I thought it will be the best way to motivate,
persuade and encourage a nation filled with capable and potential talents. I
also choose to write a speech because I personally felt that it would test my
linguistic skills and hence I used the opportunity to put my language skills to
a test and judge how well I could perform. My speaker is a sports minister and
he addresses the Bosnian youths and the Bosnians of different ethnic groups. He
uses the nation’s successful qualification for the world cup to elucidate to
the residents the importance of unity and the need to thrive to make Bosnia a
nation of worth noticing. I have used ethos factor to engage with the people of
Bosnia. I have also used techniques like anaphora to convey my message to the
audience. I incorporated alliteration, repetition and simile to make the
spectators understand the need for unity in the nation. I also used phrases
from influential politicians to persuade the audience 

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I direct
this appeal to all those who believe in our state and our ability. 20 years ago
from today at the brink of dawn the streets were thronged with ravaging  rebels who stormed through the doors of their
houses with one ultimate goal, with minds filled with nothing but rage, honest
intentions and the desire for the absolute annihilation of each other. We were
driven not by a cause but only by sheer anger and fury for one another.  Equipped with weapons of mass destructions and
aided by several administrations and governments we marched on towards ethnic
eradication unaware and caring less about leaving behind a war torn and a
battered Bosnia. But today the streets are still thronged but not by rebels or
troopers but by hundreds and thousands of buoyant Bosnians. Today we hear
noises not from Siberian ordnance but from myriad of merry Bosnians rejoicing
from the news of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s eligibility to play in the football
world cup. Last time as a divided Bosnia we had artillery but today and now as
a unified Bosnia we have obtained a certified license to compete with the
world’s most elite football teams in the upcoming tournament which is to occur
in the Brazilian soil next month.

From a
disfigured and vandalized country we have managed to construct a world class
soccer team but does anyone here now how? How did we manage to structure and
accomplish such an achievement?. Fellow Bosnians don’t only ask this question
to your comrades but also to yourselves. The answer is Unity. Unity is what
made Bosnia rise to top. When Vedad Ibiševi? delivered a powerful blow and netted a magnificent goal in the 68th
minute an ethnic class did not score but a nation as a whole did, a Serb or
Croat did not score but a Bosnian did and today a Serb or Croat is not
celebrating this victory but Bosnia is. 
My people this is nothing but a result of unity. The teams as a whole is
composed of different ethnic classes and as a result we have witnessed what
Bosnia can achieve as a unified nation. So the gifted people of Bosnia the only
we need to answer now is how long are we going to be fighting like this? How
many years and lives are we going to forgo to extinguish this fire of hatred
which we carry for each other? We need to end this now and we as the people of
Bosnia and Herzegovina forget our differences and ethnic classes and learn to
embrace and welcome each other. From this day of our life to last day of our
life we should not only speak of Bosnia as a nation with ethnic classes but
instead walk hand in hand with each other to climb up from this perilous pit
known as prejudice which we carry for each other!! We do not say to the Croats
“please give something for the Serbs” instead we say “Bosnians help yourselves
“. Everyone must help whether you’re a Croat, Serb or a Bosniak. As Mahatma
Gandhi once said “Be the change you wish to see in this world”. So why don’t we
be the change you want to see in this world. Let us begin with ourselves.

victory which Bosnia achieved was solely because of the youths of our nation.
This achievement has not only thought us the significance of unity but also has
shown us how the infinite potential of the youngsters in the Bosnian land.
Every single player of the football team is a role model for our nation and
each every single youth must strive to be like them!

We the
people of Bosnia are determined to create a new era and now I’m convinced the
time is coming.  The realm of greatness,
honour and strength and a magnificent era is before us!

And today
Bosnia has finally awakened from 20 years of a dreadful slumber when we had
nightmares regarding our darkest times where millions of men were hanged and
thousands of women were brutally raped. Bosnia has awakened to see bright and
prospering future ahead and the future of Bosnia lies in the hands of ourselves
alone not in the hands of Serbian not in the hands of Croatians not in the
hands of those Yugoslavians but in our hands alone. We have to raise the Bosnian
nation and demonstrate to the Balkans through our own efforts through our own
hard work and through our own perseverance only then we will be able to rise
again. We must be slim with long limbs, rapid as a hare tough as leather and
solid as steel. Work constantly like engines to over trodden the Balkan nations
and raise ourselves to worthy standards. A wise man once said

Every morn
brought forth a noble chance

And every
chance brought forth a noble knight,

We must
efficiently exploit those chances to march on with tremendous success in our
upcoming years.

Bosnian must remember his duty to serve the land he resides upon. When Benjamin
franklin left independence hall just after the second drafting he was
approached by a women on the street who asked him “Mister Franklin what manner
of government have you be rendered us” and Franklin said “a republic madam if
you can keep it”. The responsibility of a country is not in the hands of a
government. It is in the hands of the residents.  We are free, we are invincible and we are
unstoppable as long as you as a citizen remember you duty.

Our belief
in Bosnia is unshakable our will is stupendous and when belief and will combine
in  vehemence no one from the Balkan
horizon will be able to cease us. And I expect every Bosnian with recognition
of responsibility and discernment with decency to aid us in the process of
hoisting Bosnia as the greatest nation in Balkan region.