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Author Clark, T. (Tom)

Title Stay on message : poetry and truthfulness in political speech / Tom Clark
Published North Melbourne, Vic : Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2011


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Description vii, 146 pages ; 24 cm
regular print
Contents Public language is poetry -- Uses of poetry in public language and in politics -- The once and future poet -- Speech, script, and performance -- Memory and formula -- Framing -- Staying on message -- Truthfulness in political speech -- Poetic public life
Summary Making the case, Stay on Message explores the poetics of political speeches in Australia, the USA, and elsewhere with examples of both the good and the delightfully appalling
Analysis Australian
Political credibility
Political ethics
Political skills
Notes "Truthfulness is always subject to checks for aesthetic compliance" - cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [135]-141) and index
Subject Political ethics.
Political oratory.
Speeches, addresses, etc.
Speeches, addresses, etc., Australian.
Rhetoric -- Political aspects.
Truthfulness and falsehood -- Political aspects.
LC no. 2012453122
ISBN 9781921875670 (paperback)