A Manual Of English Prose Literature; Biographical And Critical, Designed Mainly To Show…

Paperback | January 18, 2012

byWilliam Minto

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892. Excerpt: ... argument, and go back for a race that will carry him sweepingly over the next obstacle. As another example of this climactic use of contrast, take the following about Burke. He is comparing Bacon and Burke as two men whose later writings are more ornamented than their earlier:--"In his yontli lie wrote on the emotions produced by mountains and cascades, by the masterpieces of painting and sculpture, by the faces and necks of beautiful women, in the style of a parliamentary report. In his old age he discussed treaties and tariffs in the most fervid and brilliant language of romance. It is strange that the 'EhBthe Sublime and Beautiiul,' and the ' Letter to a Noble Lord' shoutaaroductions of one man. But it is far more strange that the essayThi have been a production of his youth and the letter of his old age." In stating, as his manner is, the various motives that impel different parties at particular conjunctures, he is careful to reserve the most telling for the end, and artfully prepares the way for the final resolution. One of his most stu iied attempts at climax is the famous passage about Charles in the Essay on Milton. The only other Figure of Speech that is a marked ingredient in Macaulay's style is Hyperbole. An exaggerated turn of expression is one of the main elements of his animated manner: it will be fully discussed under the quality of Strength. QUALITIES OF STYLB. Simplicity. Macaulay's composition is as far from being abstruse as printed matter can well be. ( me can trace in his writing a constant effort to make himself intelligible to the meanest capacity. He loves to dazzle and to argue, but above everything he is anxious to be understood. His ideal evidently is to turn a subject over on every side, to place it in all lights, and to addre...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892. Excerpt: ... argument, and go back for a race that will carry him sweepingly over the next obstacle. As another example of this climactic u...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:254 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.53 inPublished:January 18, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217426115

ISBN - 13:9780217426114

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