Elements Of Rhetoric And English Composition; Second High School Course

Paperback | July 9, 2012

byGeorge Rice Carpenter

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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. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...of narration is simply to produce in the reader's mind images of a series of real or imaginary events, and to comment, if necessary, on their cause, importance, or relation to each other. The reader, with the eye of the imagination, sees what the narrator says has taken place, much as if he were watching the ever-changing pictures of a kinetoscope. The narrator, unlike the kinetoscope, is powerless to make us really see with our own eyes that which actually happened; he can, on the other hand, do three things which the kinetoscope cannot: he can select, from a series of acts, those which seem to him most significant; he can at will transport the reader from one scene to another, or from one part of a scene to another; and he can, if he chooses, continually add comments which express his judgment of the importance or relation of the various acts. Macaulay's History of England, Boswell's Life of Johnson, Franklin's Autobiography, Scott's Ivanhoe, Tennyson's Idylls of the King, and Milton's Paradise Lost are typical narratives. 25. The Essential Elements.--Three elements are essential to narrative: (i) the actors in the events to be mentioned; (2) the circumstances under which they act; (3) the acts or events themselves. The value and the interest of good narrative depend upon our understanding clearly (i) who the persons were who did such and such things; (2) under what circumstances of cause or effect or environment they did them; (3) what were the things which they did. 26. The Actors.--It is important, in almost any narrative, that we should have a clear impression of the character, and often of the appearance, of those who take part in it. Sometimes, of course, in very simple narratives--such, for example, as Esop's Fables--we are satisfied...

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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. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...of narration is simply to produce in the reader's mind images of a series of real or imaginary events, and to comment, ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:38 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217713424

ISBN - 13:9780217713429

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