General Purpose: To inform
Specific Purpose: To show the life of Eminem and all of his accomplishments.
Thesis: Eminem had a rough life, but overcame it and has a very successful career.
A. Attention Getter: “I was poor white trash, no glitter, no glamour, but I’m not ashamed of anything.” (http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/e/eminem.html)
B. Reason to Listen: Eminem is one of the world’s most influential and popular artists. He has lived a troubled life that we can all learn from, which he explains various times in his songs.
C. Thesis Statement: Eminem had a rough life, but overcame it and has a very Successful career.
D. Credibility Statement: 1. I have been listening to Eminem since I was 10 years old. 2. I have listened to all of his albums, and have been doing research on him for the past few weeks.
E. Preview of Main Points: 1. First, I will explain Eminem’s life growing up, and how he got into rap. 2. Second, I will describe some of his personal life. 3. Lastly, I will discuss his career, and all his achievments.
II. Eminem has had an extremely successful career, despite a rough upbringing. A. Eminem life growing up was a difficult one, but it eventually led him to a rap career. 1. Eminem was born on October 17, 1972 in St. Joseph Missouri. a. His real name is actually Marshal Bruce Mathers III. b. He grew up in Missouri until he was 12 and moved to Detroit with his mother
Deborah Mathers 2. Eminem had a tough life in Detroit, but managed to get through it. c. Eminem failed ninth grade three times, before dropping out of school at the age of 17. d. Even though he failed out of school, he said he was always good at English. e. During this time rap was dominated by African americans, which gave Eminem a great disadvantage. f. Despite his skin color, Eminem gained a