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Submitted By Mahnoor
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Specific Goal: To inform my audience about the myths and mysteries surrounding Superstitions and how they have transitioned through time. Thesis Statement: In this essay I will uncover the history and origin of superstitions, common superstitions and what their meaning, and religion superstitions in today's society.
A. "Happy Birthday to you. Happy birthday to You. Happy Birthday Happy Birthday Happy Birthday to you. Okay blow out your candle and make a wish!"
B. Now be honest how many of you today still make a wish on your birthday candle? Did you know that that tradition is actually a superstition? Just like picking a penny heads up for good luck and not walking under a latter in fear of getting bad luck. You ever wonder why the lady behind you just threw salt on you or why at baby showers they spin a needle of the belly of the mother to be to determine the baby's sex. You aren't the only one. In my speech I will inform you of the many different superstitions that are still practiced and why people do the crazy things they do.

C. I am no expert on superstitions when it comes down to why people do such crazy things I am in the same boat you are. But I'll be the first to admit that Yes I am very superstitious. You will always find me making a cross symbol when a black cat crosses my path and if I break a mirror oh boy, I will cry. Seven years bad luck is a long time and it seems to accumulate for me.
D. That's why in my speech I will enlighten you among other things as to why that lady threw salt on you, why you knock on wood when something is said that could possibly jinx you and why people hang horseshoes for good luck. In my speech I will uncover the history and origin of superstitions, common superstitions and what they mean, and religious superstitions in today's...

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