I have no idea what to do for this assignment

So i have this english assignment due on Monday and im not sure what im doing.

Okay so i have to write a persuasive speech answering these questions. 1.Identify the concepts represented in both texts. 2.Discuss how effectively the composers have communicated their ideas through analysis of how meaning is conveyed. 3.Do these representations reflect your own perspective of representations of protest or self? Explain with reference to both texts.

I have to use a poem A Mix of Many Things by Alyssa Murray and a something else and im using this “I wish I’d partied a little less. People always say ‘be true to yourself.’ But that’s misleading, because there are two selves. There’s your short term self, and there’s your long term self. And if you’re only true to your short term self, your long term self slowly decays.” I need to analyse them both and answer the questions. I have asked my teacher, the people in my class and I still don't understand it.

Just a quick edit I am only doing representations of self :)
02 November 2016
Its a persuasive answer - so you need to strip it down to what is required for a persuasive task - maybe begin with a rhetorical question challenging the reader. Are the writers using inclusive language? Do they use direct address? Are they trying to pull you into what they are saying - how are they trying to put their points over to you? If they are persuading you are they trying to be emotive? Are they giving personal anecdotes?I would have to talk you through things really for half an hour, its a bit tricky just on text. But my advice is look at the persuasive features and how they are applied.
Mark C.
03 November 2016
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