Discourse and speech act. Locution, ilocution, perlocution. Discourse and the discourse entities. Intention. Types of power discourse. Credibility as a basic feature of discourse. Everyday discourses of power: seductions, flattering, flattery, love calls. Language functions and their power in communication. Truth. Lie. Fiction and falsehood. Ideological power: political speeches, advertisements, newspaper editorials, cartoons, political slogans and other discourses with strong appellative power. “Brain washing” and subjects of discourse. The power of literary discourse: referential illusion, persuasion, appeal, practical encouragement. “Truthfulness” of fiction. Examples of the Macedonian literary corpus.