The Elements of Style in Oratory
Patrick Henry, Daniel Webster, Henry Clay, Theodore Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King are a few of the great orators in American history. Words can inspire, and are essential to the political life of a democracy. You can identify these attributes among the great orators in Greek and Roman history. The three elements of oratory are the following:
1. Judicial Rhetoric: The object is to justify past decisions or events
2. Epideictic Rhetoric: The object is to celebrate or honor the present and look
to the future.
3. Deliberative Rhetoric: The object is persuasive speech focusing on the
All three elements should be included in group presentations. Our debate presentations will come from the website: factsonfile.com
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These elements will be discussed in more detail when debate presentations are assigned.