Ancient Rhetoric and Poetic, Interpreted from Representative Works

Peter Smith, 1924 - 261 páginas

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Página 205 - twas wondrous pitiful; She wished she had not heard it, yet she wished That heaven had made her such a man; she thanked me, And bade me, if I had a friend that loved her, I should but teach him how to tell my story, And that would woo her. Upon this hint I spake; She loved me for the dangers I had passed, And I loved her that she did pity them.
Página 119 - The year's at the spring And day's at the morn; Morning's at seven; The hill-side's dew-pearled; The lark's on the wing; The snail's on the thorn: God's in his heaven — All's right with the world!
Página 119 - Out of my sight, thou serpent ! That name best Befits thee, with him leagued, thyself as false And hateful : nothing wants, but that thy shape, Like his, and colour serpentine, may...
Página 152 - The poet and the historian differ not by writing in verse or in prose. The work of Herodotus might be put into verse, and it would still be a species of history, with metre no less than without it. The true difference is that one relates what has happened, the other -what may happen.
Página 147 - ... essential tragic effect nearly so well as with a play which, however deficient in these respects, yet has a plot and artistically constructed incidents. Besides which, the most powerful elements of emotional interest in Tragedy— Peripeteia or Reversal of the Situation, and Recognition scenes— are parts of the plot.
Página 114 - Poetic even rules them out at the start by its classification of the arts; and Aristotle's analogies for sentences are drawn not from building, but from walking, running, and breathing.19 Dionysius both assumes and asserts the same point of view: "The science of public speaking is, after all, a sort of musical science, differing from vocal and instrumental music in degree, not in kind.
Página 246 - Semper ad eventum festinat ; et in medias res, Non secus ac notas, auditorem rapit ; et, quae Desperat tractata nitescere posse, relinquit ; 150 Atque ita mentitur, sic veris falsa remiscet, Primo ne medium, medio ne discrepet imum.
Página 150 - A whole is that which has a beginning, a middle, and an end. A beginning is that which does not itself follow anything by causal necessity, but after which something naturally is or comes to be. An end, on the contrary, is that which itself naturally follows some other thing, either by necessity, or as a rule, but has nothing following it. A middle is that which follows something as some other thing follows it.
Página 178 - Tragedie is to seyn, a certeyn storie, As olde bookes maken us memorie, Of hym that stood in greet prosperitee And is yfallen out of heigh degree Into myserie, and endeth wrecchedly, And they ben versified communely Of six feet, which men clepen exametron.
Página 44 - Quamobrem , si quis universam et propriam oratoris vim definire complectique vult, is orator erit mea sententia hoc tam gravi dignus nomine , qui, quaecumque res incident, quae sit dictione explicanda, prudenter et composite et ornate et memoriter dicet cum quadam actionis etiam dignitate.

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