speechcraft


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speechcraft

(ˈspiːtʃˌkrɑːft)
n
(Rhetoric) the art of rhetoric
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In one of the most power-aggrandizing passages in the history of American political speechcraft, Roosevelt thundered that "the New Nationalism ...
Already at age 18, Tolkien was urging his fellow students at King Edward's School to adopt 'right English goodliness of speechcraft." Couching his argument in humor, young Tolkien had a serious point to make: Writers of English pretentiously sought words of French or Latin origin, or derived their own, when there were perfectly good Anglo words ready at hand.
A speechcraft programme will be conducted in September while Dukhan gavels are planning to conduct a speech contest in November.