Vocabulary: Peroration – Let me tell you what I just told you…


Title: Decision Points
Author: George W. Bush
Sentence: Professor Osterweis taught us how to structure a speech: introduction, three main points, peroration, and conclusion.
Page: 12

Word: peroration
Definition:
  • the concluding part of a speech, in which there is a summing up and emphatic recapitulation
  • a high-flown or bombastic speech
   Source: YourDictionary.com

From the definition it appears that the peroration is the pre-conclusion.
I wonder if this is the part where you tell them what you just told them?
I remember in speech class we were told to 1) Tell them what you are going to tell them, 2) Tell them, 3) Tell them what you told them, and 4) conclusion.

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