Rhetorical Analysis Of Catholic Speech

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I have never attended Catholic Mass. It almost seemed like stepping into a different country. Although he did not state his name and credentials, his attire, formality, and title allowed everyone know that he was a priest. The topic of the speech concerns our human nature to bargain and diminish another person’s work. The priest orated stories to inform and mainly pursue not to belittle one another’s experience on this planet. This was taken place at University of the Pacific’s Morris Chapel, Sunday evening. Though I can safely say that the majority of the audience consisted of frequent Catholic followers, I noticed a number of students who are also in COMM 27. Overall the speech was very compelling and easy to follow. I knew exactly when the priest transitioned from prayer to story from his use of attention grabbing device and critical pauses. He stated a rhetorical question knowing his audience would ponder the idea of an answer. The priest cleverly asking whether we knew where a certain group of Native Indians were from internally previewed and summarized the moral of the story before connecting the dots. His introduction attentively established his humble credibility, he stated that he dressed normally so other’s would not notice he was a pastor on his frequent travels. Through the speech the priest began to divert from the main point to story-tell, even apologizing for doing so, that severed as a signpost and signal to conclude and revert the main point of the speech
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