Forms of Speeches: #
Declamation - a speech given in a dramatic or theatrical manner.
Proclamation - A formal declaration or publishing of a new law or policy. Also as: Edict, Ukase, Bull
Joint communicae – a formal announcement at the conclusion of multi-lateral talks.
Statement – A formal announcement designed to clarify an issue.
Oration - a pompous, ceremonial or rhetorical address on a momentous occasion.
Sermon, homily - A speech delivered with some moral advice
Exhortation - designed to encourage, inspire or stimulate to action
- in war.
Address - a formal speech to an audience.
Panegyric - an oration of celebration or praise
Eulogy - a funeral speech in tribute to the deceased.
Obsequies - expressions of consolation or bereavement for the dead.
Valedictory – a farewell address generally at a graduation ceremony.
Toast – a formal well wishing during a celebration.
Lecture – an informative address to instruct or expose a topic.
Harangue – an angry ranting speech critical of its subject or audience. Also a Tirade, rant, diatribe, invective.
Soliloquy - generally an actor talking to oneself that the audience is meant to overhear.
Monologue - One person talking to an audience.