Skip to comments.Word For The Day, Thursday, February 2, 2012 - peroration
Posted on 02/02/2012 4:53:36 AM PST by secret garden
In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day".
peroration \per-uh-REY-shuhn\ , noun
1. A long speech characterized by lofty and often pompous language.
2. Rhetoric. The concluding part of a speech or discourse, in which the speaker or writer recapitulates the principal points and urges them with greater earnestness and force.
Thus he apostrophised his house and race in terms of the most moving eloquence; but when it came to the perorationand what is eloquence that lacks a peroration?he fumbled. He would have liked to have ended with a flourish to the effect that he would follow in their footsteps and add another stone to their building.
-- Virginia Woolf, Orlando: A Biography
This person always provides a dramatic peroration; it is expected of him and he seldom disappoints. Tamsour is the theme; and the substance is usually personal aggrandizement, sometimes a bit of self-pity, but never apologies for past misdeeds, real or imaginary.
-- Jack Vance, Night Lamp
Peroration comes from the Latin word perōrātiōn which meant "a closing speech."
The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. The Review threads are linked for your edification. ;-)
Practice makes perfect.....post on....
Review Thread One: Word For The Day, Thursday 11/14/02: Raffish (Be SURE to check out posts #92 and #111 on this thread!)
Review Thread Two: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/14/03: Roister
Review Thread Three: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/28/03: Obdurate
WFB's attempt to emulate us ; ) No pushing at the door please!
Rise and shine!
For what it’s worth, Newt Gingrich makes a habit of using a peroration at the end of a typical speech.
He speaks as though he were delivering a paper, with opening paragraphs outlining his topic, and a summing up at the end to recapitulate and re-emphasize.
Perhaps he could have no greater aspiration than to be known as America’s Speaker.
you AND your pooper.
love me some Toby.
well there is a word i need to look up, from your example.
Ron Paul’s speech was verbose and hard to follow but he seemed to indicate that the country was deficient in election spoilers and that our Perot ration needed to be increased.
With each boring Barack peroration
It seems he gets paid per oration
Plus a dollar per lie
That should help him get by
My bile needs great expectorations
The jagoff’s still planning another pre-Super Bowl interview to be televised during the pregame.
Cause everything has to be about him.
Hoy es dia de la candelaria.
I can’t figure out why they have a minor holiday named after one of the Pirates pitchers from the 70s.
he is LOATHSOME.
that elitist hasn’t a clue, he’s never going to connect with the folks.
Phil Nevin, Class of 1985, and star center of the Kiski Area Cavaliers basketball team. At 6 feet 11 inches (2.11 m) tall, his height at the time rivaled that of most NBA players. He would later play the same position for the University of Maryland Terrapins after being awarded a basketball scholarship. He is not to be confused with the baseball player of the same name. Nevin was sharing a dormitory suite with teammate Len Bias at the time of Bias' death,  which reached world headlines.
Michael Chioldi, Class of 1987, operatic baritone and Broadway actor .
Michael J. Travaglia, Class of 1976, one of two convicted murderers in the fabled 1979-80 "Kill for Thrill" murder spree in western Pennsylvania that left four dead during the New Year's Eve holiday between 1979 and 1980. He is currently awaiting execution on Pennsylvania's Death Row .
Scott Long, Class of 1997, Star of CBS Big Brother 5 and 7. Actor and reality TV star. Played football in college for the University of Pittsburgh.
George W. Oberdorf, Class of 1996, International opera singer based out of Phoenix, Arizona. Also a noted conductor.
Scott McKillop, class of 2004. Four year starter for the Cavaliers in Wrestling and Football. Linebacker for University of Pittsburgh. Also drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the 5th round of the 2009 NFL Draft. Michael W. Sheetz, class of 1982. Author of "Kill for Thrill", ISBN 978-1596294981 a book about the 1979-80 killing spree. Also an attorney and criminal justice professor in the Miami, Florida area.
who knew we had someone on DEATH ROW! LOL!
dear God, giving another peroration at the national prayer breakfast right now........make him go away!
Lesko and Travaglia are going to die of natural causes before they ever get put to death. They still pop up in the news periodically. Supposedly all of the appeals, re-sentencings, etc. that can be done have been, yet they still have lawyers filing stuff.
During a perspicacious and perspiration perfused peroration a permutation of pettifogging profession produced a profound pronation of perambulation.
Very clever! I like it.
dang, he was only 2 years behind me in HS, but i was already living down here when he went mass murderer.
And someone else from a few years later at Kiski cashed in on the murders by writing a book.
No, not a lot of groundhog awareness here. (Did you see the chocolate Punxsy Phil I tweeted?) The weather is pleasant, 82 degrees or so. No one is anxious for “winter” to be over.
OK, why don’t I remember the guy that played basketball for Maryland? He graduated in my year, and I would have seen him play.
Insert the Dude in the bathtub with a marmot image here. Bandwidth prohibits me finding it for you.
In his Bombastic Perorations
The Elitist states in his orations
That The Public Dole
Is The Ultimate Goal
And on the list of legitimate vocations.
Huh, you made me look up a guy I went to high school with. He was a bit older, but I recall knowing one of his friends and talking to him a number of times. He and his brother, who pulled the trigger, killed a NYS trooper back in 1980. Last year, they were again denied parole.
LOL......you nailed him.
LOL! Thank You. I grew up in MA, and know the elitist well.
I “left that other site” in 2007 because I refused to toe the GOPe line and vote for Romney.
I am so glad I did, otherwise I would not have found a home here on FR! :-)
I think they make some of that stuff up, just like the names I have to listen to on the weekends, which are usually full of misplaced apostrophes.
Speaking of Perot, I need to devise a plan to keep his relatives out of my bird feeders. A+ for you.
A+ for you!
I’m with Rush, that we don’t lose when we run a true conservative. A for you.
Where is the lightning when we need it? A for you.
So they went for a walk? A for you.
Amen and A for you.
That’s how it is when I charge by the letter.
I'm recalling the campaign of 2000 where the candidates' perorations lead to problems with perforation in Florida...
i want to try to find a pic of the murderer, to see if i can recall him. the name Travaglia does ring a slight bell. and it wouldn’t be bc of any pub on the murder or book, bc i was long gone by then.
I remember Inspector Buggy! A+ for you. Rough game last night for your guys. Pretty chippy.
Probably everyone in my high school could say the same.