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.
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