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Priests Sermon Rethorical Analysis

Gabrijela Kišiček   ORCID icon ; Department of Phonetics,Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia

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APA 6th Edition
Kišiček, G. (2010). Retorička analiza svećeničkih propovijedi. Diacovensia, 18 (3), 537-550. Retrieved from
MLA 8th Edition
Kišiček, Gabrijela. "Retorička analiza svećeničkih propovijedi." Diacovensia, vol. 18, no. 3, 2010, pp. 537-550. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.
Chicago 17th Edition
Kišiček, Gabrijela. "Retorička analiza svećeničkih propovijedi." Diacovensia 18, no. 3 (2010): 537-550.
Kišiček, G. (2010). 'Retorička analiza svećeničkih propovijedi', Diacovensia, 18(3), pp. 537-550. Available at: (Accessed 30 November 2021)
Kišiček G. Retorička analiza svećeničkih propovijedi. Diacovensia [Internet]. 2010 [cited 2021 November 30];18(3):537-550. Available from:
G. Kišiček, "Retorička analiza svećeničkih propovijedi", Diacovensia, vol.18, no. 3, pp. 537-550, 2010. [Online]. Available: [Accessed: 30 November 2021]

Public speaking is always in the domain of rhetoric. Preaching during the mass is certainly a rhetorical speaking. Because of the frequency of public speaking priests could be referred as speaking professionals. Did the moral of preaching reached the audience depend mostly on speaking skills of the priests. For the purpose of this paper 27 masses which were broadcasted on Croatian television were analyzed.
Analysis had two aspects: rhetorical design especially rhetorical structure and figurativeness and analysis of preacher’s performance. Results showed that particular preachers had good performance which means speaking (not reading), elegancy and fluency and good rhetorical structure and figures of speech. However, most priests were reading and did not pay much attention nor on performance nor rhetorical structure. It can be concluded that speaking skills of priests are relinquish on fortune of natural oratory skills and not on systematic oratory education.

rhetoric; preaching; strategy of speech; performance; speaking vs. reading; rhetorical structure; figures of speech

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