Academic Vocabulary of Speech Writing and Delivering

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theme
A central message or insight into life revealed through a literary work
thought-provoking
Making people think seriously about a particular subject or issue
solid
convincing; credible; detailed; developed
color
has feeling and emotion; lively; rich details
anecdotal
related to a brief story about something in a person's life, usually interesting or amusing
dramatic
theatric to emphasize a point
gestures
motions of a speaker's hands or arms during a speech
poise
calm, steady, confident, relaxed
convincing
believable; compelling; persuasive
description
A rhetorical device that aims to re-create, invent, or present something so that the reader can experience it; sensory language
voice expression
how you speak to express emotion
body language
nonverbal communication through gestures, facial expressions, behaviors, and posture
impression
the feeling or understanding you left your audience with because of your speech
spectators
people who watched and listened to you during your speech; your audience
diction
Choice of words
enunciation
clear pronunciation
effect
your speech had a result, an effect, on your audience
convincing
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