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Chapter 21. Persuasive Speeches > Dead, But Not Forgotten: Eulogies - Pg. 175

Persuasive Speeches Lies the body of Jonathan Pease. He is not here, there's only the pod: Pease shelled out and went to God. 175 --Nantucket, Mass., c. 1880 A eulogy is a speech given in praise of a person. Speakers often deliver eulogies at funerals and memorial services. In addition to fulfilling a very important business and personal function, delivering a eulogy also can be an important part of your own healing process. Talk Soup A eulogy is a speech given in praise of a person. Eulogies are most often delivered at funerals, but they can also be given at any occasion that honors someone. Every eulogy has three main goals: · Express regret for the loss: "We are poorer for the loss of Joe Schmo...." · Celebrate the life: "Joe loved people...." · Find meaning: "When we think about Joe, let us remember how fully he lived his life."