In the study of rhetoric and the art of speech appears regularly need to analyze speeches and detecting errors. Whose performances, if not the president of Russia, are suitable for this well? But, I confess, we did not want analyze the President’s speech at the Victory Parade. Still, it’s really a big celebration, the only national holiday, and whatever the performance of the head of state, it still is this integral part of the celebrations. Criticize it as something not in hand. But then, looking at people’s reactions, we decided a couple of lines to unsubscribe. Without serious analysis, just a short note.
The fact that nobody knew was talking about president. People, ordinary people who heard it, just forget it, it is evident from the discussions in blogs: Sunglasses Dmitry discussed more than his words. Journalists who did not forget it, because you need to retell it in their plots, which only thought of it is not fished out – just a couple of dozen. If you are not familiar with the original text, it seems that he spoke for three hours, so much so he could raise. In fact, President’s speech was short. You can find it at Kremlin.ru.
Read it slowly and never, never did say. This is not a statement, and a pile of theses, bound by anything except the pathos (By the way – quite appropriate for the pathos of the president criticizing just not worth it). No structure, no forethought, no major thought, without argument, without regard to the listeners. We have decided to disassemble the President’s speech in order to the mistakes of these speeches to learn to speak correctly, but this statement on May 9 is not a speech, because to go through it makes no sense. Look at our text of Thesis speech – there is a definition statement, which instead of one main thought there are several. These heads of state at the Parade is a perfect illustration of this error. But to much of this time did not remain entirely with nothing, let’s take a “rhetorical instrument “as the Tank Engine. Do not laugh at his child’s name, in our view, this simple technique has helped to make the parsing of the speech is something more involving. Although it is generally for the use of the Tank Engine, we chops our students with languages. So. Steam engine – is when you build up your follow-up proposal, beginning with his last words of the sentence preceding. Coupled identical words beginning and end of sentences, like cars. Here’s an example: “I congratulate you on the great Victory Day. The victory went to our people a great price. But the price was justified, because only by winning, we can now safely live, work and raise children. Our children did not find the war, many of them no longer will catch the winners of the war, so our task is to tell them about it. Talk about how “To say a similar manner for hours, and the listeners for some time will feel that they hear a coherent thought out text. Although it is not so. This technique is usually used when the speaker in a big speech, forgets that he wanted to say next – in this case, it simply includes the Tank Engine, and the remembers the plan performance. Locomotive is a complementary tool to build on it his speech can not. But sometimes it’s better Locomotive than twenty thoughts about everything at once, without transition, without communication with each other.