English Composition And Rhetoric Volume 2: Emotional qualities of style by Alexander BainEnglish Composition And Rhetoric Volume 2: Emotional qualities of style by Alexander Bain

English Composition And Rhetoric Volume 2: Emotional qualities of style

byAlexander Bain

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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. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ...revealed at once in her fine expression. The development of the story is the comment on the qualities here set forth, and includes the details of her love-making, and her destiny in correspondence thereto. The poem of Matthew Arnold entitled ' Switzerland' is a noble expression of love sentiment, through its various phases, including final separation. The picture of the loved one is given with well-managed brevity. I know that graceful figure fair, That cheek of languid hue; I know that soft enkerchief 'd hair, And those sweet eyes of blue. An addition is afterwards made, without confusing what went before:--The lovely lips, with their arch smile that tells The unconcraer'd joy in which her spirit dwells. The chief feature of the poem is the splendid series of descriptions of Swiss scenery, which are supposed to mingle harmoniously with the love emotions, or at all events to provide alternatives to the story. These descriptions have Matthew Aenold's ' Switzebland '. 157 a merit of their own, and their connexion with the author's feelings is traceable in so far as they minister to the intensity. The stanzas describing the feelings in direct terms are expressed in well-selected circumstances. Forgive me! forgive me! Ah, Marguerite, fain Would these arms reach to clasp thce! But see! 'tis in vain. Far, far from each other Our spirits have grown; And what heart knows another? Ah! who knows his own? Blow, ye winds! lift me with you! I come to the wild, Fold closely, 0 Nature! Thine arms round thy child. The ' Farewell' is energetic and reflective:--And women--things that live and move Mined by the fever of the soul--They seek to find in those they love Stern strength, and promise of control. The closing stanzas take an elevated strain:--How sweet,...
Title:English Composition And Rhetoric Volume 2: Emotional qualities of styleFormat:PaperbackDimensions:130 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.28 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217468683

ISBN - 13:9780217468688