There’s much to be said about structure. From a speech, to a paper, and even to a TV show, structure is essential. Structure allows for the proper flow from one part to another. Structure can speed and slow your mind as it’s pulled down a path from on point to the next.
An interesting difference in structure on the page and structure in spoken language is that the two can differ drastically. Every Phi Kappa president is given the same script for a meeting. Each approaches it differently and each reign had a distinct feel. Sister Baker would bounce through business rapidly with a few funny jokes thrown in. Brother Hawk liked to spend extra time reminding you of heritage and history—his business sections were a bit longer.
Each individual, no matter if they are following a script for a meeting or reading a speech, will produce a different result. If I were to read Rober F. Kennedy’s speech to Indianapolis announcing the Martin Luther King, Jr had been assasinated, you would (probably) not feel the chill that his voice is able to illicit. I am simply not RFK and it would be painfully obvious.
And that—yes, that—brings me to RuPAul’s Drag Race.