Speechwriting Churchill comes alive! When rhetorical tactics deliver real-life results Sure enough, repetition works. It works in oratory; it works in practice; it works in driving a point home. Repetition works. It works. By Fletcher DeanJan. 10, 2011 SHARE To read the full story, log in. Become a Ragan Insider member to read this article and all other archived content. Sign up today Already a member? Log in here. Learn more about Ragan Insider.