superfluous. I'd point out as well that many (if not most) commas currently used should've been semicolons; the semicolon renders a 'thus' to the clause that follows it.
Too many perfectly fine clauses are interrupted by commas. The fact is, even the first comma in your sentence is 'optional', at best. Re-read it with NO commas; it it grammatically correct.....Oratory, a verbal (as opposed to written) form, may or may not include the stylistic device of frequent, hopefully-poignant pauses, or parallelism, or other oratorical devices to persuade the listener. When read (instead of heard), the orator's frequent pauses (rendered as commas) are tedious at best to endure. They are the punctuational equivalent of the obligatory 'big word' that some people cram into their prose by force, and look ostentatious rather than smart.
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