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Oratory is the art of speaking with eloquence. Secondly, it is also a literary genre formed by speech, harangue, dissertation, sermon, panegyric, among others.
This second broader sense applies to all literary processes that are raised or expressed for the same purpose and with a persuasive purpose. This purpose of persuading the recipient is what differentiates oratory from other oral communicative processes. In the same way that the purpose of didactics is to teach and that of poetics to delight, what oratory aims to do is to convince of something. Persuasion is that with the reasons that one expresses orally, another is induced, moved or forced to believe or do something. However, it is not its only purpose. The purpose of public speaking can range from conveying information to motivating people to act, or simply telling a story. Good speakers should be able to change the emotions of their listeners and not just inform them. Oratory can be a powerful tool that is used for purposes such as motivation, influence, persuasion, information, translation, or simple entertainment.