A harangue is a speech that is expressed
with the aim of raising the spirits of those who hear the
message. Originally, the concept referred to a proclamation pronounced within
the army, although the meaning later spread to politics, sports and
For example: "The speech of the presidential candidate touched young", "The
coach has already given his last speech before the party: now everything is in
the hands of the players", "The manager, with his harangue, tried to motivate a
the workers ”.
the harangue is part of the oratory. The speech is usually
delivered with a high tone and a style that often appeals to a
confrontation. His intention is to inflame the receivers to act with decision,
energy or courage.
The president of a country that is at war can give a speech
to the armed forces in order to motivate soldiers. The leader can review the
history of the nation, refer to the importance of defending the territory or
even verbally attack the enemy side.
On the sports field, the harangue seeks that athletes go out to compete with
a high level of motivation and enthusiasm. The
technical director of a soccer team can harangue his players
shortly before the start of a final: “Today they can make history! They are
going to play the most important game of their lives: their grandchildren will
ask them about this moment. They are ninety minutes away from being immortal, I
ask you to bear in mind all the effort they made to reach this instance. ”
The qualities necessary to pronounce a harangue effectively are rare; It is
not enough to say the right words, but they must be combined with the
appropriate intonation, pauses and inflections to generate the desired
result. Oratory is considered a gift with which one is born, and therefore if
the sender does not possess it, he cannot acquire it through preparation. On the
other hand, the human being has carefully studied all the typical traits of the
good speaker, and this allows improving the performance of any
In the field of botany, arenga is the name given to a genus
of twenty-four species of floral plants, which belong to the Arecaceae family (whose
common name is palm trees). This genus is found natively in the
tropical regions of the south and southwest of the Asian continent.
Plants of the genus arenga are characterized by having pinnate leaves (which
are made up of small leaves inserted on both sides of the petiole, as well as
the typical beards of a feather), whose size ranges from small to
medium. Regarding the height of the palm tree, the minimum is around two meters,
while the maximum known can reach twenty meters. Differences in dimensions are
linked to the species in question.
One of the most important species at an economic level is the Arenga
pinnata, a medium palm tree whose height is around twenty meters; its
leaves, on the other hand, usually reach three meters in length. When the
petioles wilt, their bases cover the trunk of this plant.
The reason for its relevance in the economy is the value of its sap, which is
used for the production of gur, a type of brown sugar very common in
India. The sap of the Arenga pinnata can also be fermented in wine or
vinegar, and its fruit has other uses, although it needs to go through
a preparation process before being consumed, since its pulp and
juice are caustic (they can cause burns in organic tissues).