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intr.v. per·o·rat·ed, per·o·rat·ing, per·o·rates
1. To conclude a speech with a formal recapitulation.
2. To speak at great length, often in a grandiloquent manner; declaim.

[Latin perōrāre, perōrāt- : per-, per- + ōrāre, to speak.]

per′o·ra′tion n.
per′o·ra′tion·al adj.
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(Rhetoric) rhetoric of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a peroration
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The Homeric Hymns generally begin with an exordium, which includes an invocation and often an apostrophe to the god praised, proceed to an exposition describing some of the deity's basic attributes or acts, and close with a perorational prayer or salutation to that deity.
After invoking a god, or muse, and relating an event to exemplify that god's power, works in the genre often conclude with a perorational prayer that is necessary precisely because a breach remains between god and singer.