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Princess Diana's Crash/Death
Transcript of Princess Diana's Crash/Death
The speaker of the poem is a writer from the British Broadcasting Corporation.
The Audience is people who are included or affected by the death of Princess Diana as well as the viewers and listeners of B.B.C.
This was written about the death, particularly the crash, of Princess Diana.
It was written to inform the public of the event and the death of their princess.
Queen Elizabeth is the speaker in her televised speech.
The audience is the mourners of Princess Diana's death or anyone interested in the Queen or her family during this time.
Queen Elizabeth speaks about Princess Diana's death and the tribute to her life.
She wishes to unite a nation in mourning and to reflect upon her life.
Earl Spencer delivers his speech to the public present at the service and watching from around the world.
He spoke to reflect upon the life of Princess Diana, his sister, to pay tribute to her life.
A BBC release on August 31, 1997
Princess Diana Dies in Paris Crash
Queen Elizabeth addressing the public on September 5, 1997
Lord Spencer spoke at the service for Princess Diana on September 6, 1997.
Queen Elizabeth's Televised Speech
Earl Spencer's Eulogy for Diana
Brooke Earls, Cameron Lewis, Julian Buckner
The British Broadcasting Corporation is a large, well-known and globally watched company. It has been operation since 1922 and is known for broadcasting world news.
BBC clearly states when and how the accident and death occurred without bias. It takes a distant approach stating the facts in a clear and understandable fashion.
BBC presents the information from the crash and the attempts to save the life of Princess Diana and her bodyguard. This passage also mentions the tributes to the Princess and her family as well a few short statements from the Royal Family.
The passage is extremely effective in informing the public of the crash and death. It is also effective in appealing to the audience even with a distant tone.
Queen Elizabeth is the Queen of England and the grandmother of Princess Diana.
Queen Elizabeth talks about moving forward as a nation through this time of grieving. She is very mature in her speaking, realizing that the world (and nation) will have to move on past this tragedy. She speaks with the attitude of a queen, calm and collected, seeming in control of her emotions.
focusing on the positive in the life of Diana and her achievements
"No one who ever knew Diana will ever forget her."
stays strong and steadfast while in front of the public at this time
committed to her country
Queen Elizabeth is very effective in making her point while maintaining her composure. She attracts her audience with praising remarks about Diana, bringing out some of the better memories in a time of loss.
Lord Spencer is the brother of Princess Diana. He grew up with her and knew her better than most people.
The Lord talks about known facts in her life such as her eating disorder. He lists several personal experiences as well as the emotions present at a time of grief.
talks about her achievements and selflessness
essentially expresses the emotions of the family
expresses the compassionate side of the Princess
speaks of helping William and Harry through this tragedy and throughout the rest of their lives
Lord Spencer is extremely effective with his eulogy speech, using beautiful diction and parallel word structure. He brings the audience to their feet and tears to their eyes. He shows some vulnerability in his speech, appealing to his audience immensely.
Wikipedia entry for Princess Diana
(accessed September 15, 2006)
The speaker is an unknown 3rd person narrative.
The audience of this piece is anyone interested in the death or the controversies associated with the death of Princess Diana.
Wikipedia discusses the crash, controversies, and final resting place of Princess Diana to inform the reader of the incident.
Wikipedia is a well-known internet source with a large range of topics.
In this article, the facts are clearly stated with details. It quotes several newspapers in its findings.
This piece discusses the controversies of the crash, appealing to the sense of skepticism and gossip. It also mentions the broadcast of the funeral and details of the crash, even some of the more gory details that were not mentioned as much in other pieces.
This piece is somewhat effective in that it informs the reader but does not draw a reader in. It simply states the facts.