The Rhetorical Reader; Consisting Of Instructions For Regulating The Voice, With A Rhetorical…

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byEbenezer Porter

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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. 1842. Excerpt: ... "/ id why beholdest thou the mole that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is i. thine own eyel" There is but one remark, which is important to b made in tlrs case. In attempting to give the utmost significance to each of the terms, standing in close succession, we are in danger of diminishing the amount of meaning, expressed by the whole. The only rule that can be adopted is, so to adjust the stress and inflection of voice, on the different terms, as shall most clearly, and yet most agreeably convey the sense of the entire passage. There is still another kind of sentences, in which there occurs what I would call Cumulative Emphasis. This consists of a complex thought, made up of particulars, expressed in a succession of emphatic words. A striking example of this we have in Paul's indignant reply to the message from the magistrates, that he and his associates, unjustly imprisoned, might be released, and go quietly away. "But Paul said, they have beaten us, openly, uncondemned, being Romans, and have cast us into prison; and now do they thrust us out privily? nay verily; but let them come themselves, and fetch us out." Here there is no difficulty from that antithetic mixing of terms just now alluded to. CHAPTER VI. MODULATION. This includes a number of distinct topics, which may perhaps with sufficient exactness be brought together in one chapter. Sect. 1.--Faults of Modulation. 1. Monotony. The monotone, employed with skill, in pronouncing a simile, or occasionally an elevated or forcible thought, may have great rhetorical effect; just as other movements of the voice, are felt to be proper, when they are prompted by genius and emotion. But the thing I mean to condemn, is that dull repetition of sounds, on the same pitch, and with th...

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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. 1842. Excerpt: ... "/ id why beholdest thou the mole that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is i. thine own eyel" There ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:102 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.21 inPublished:January 30, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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