Working Principles of Rhetoric ...
Ginn & Company, 1900 - 676 páginas
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Genung's book on rhetoric is, quite simply, a treasure. It is full of lavish illustrations of what makes for good writing, accompanied by explanations of why. Wouldn't it be nice if contemporary handbooks of rhetoric were written with such intelligence, eloquence, and flourish.
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according argument assertion become beginning better called character clause clear close coloring comes common connection course definition diction discourse distinction effect element emotion employed English especially essay EXAMPLES expression fact feeling feet figure give given hand idea illustrate imagination important instance interest kind language less light literary literature marked matter means measure merely mind movement musical natural NOTE object observed occasion paragraph passage pause perhaps person phrase poetic poetry practical present principle produce prose question quoted reader reason reference relation relative represented requires rhetorical rhythm seen sense sentence short sometimes sound speech stanza story structure style suggestion syllables things thought tion trochaic true truth turn verb verse whole words writer
Página 186 - Our little systems have their day; They have their day and cease to be; They are but broken lights of thee, And thou, O Lord, art more than they.
Página 304 - Never, never more, shall we behold that generous loyalty to rank and sex, that proud submission, that dignified obedience, that subordination of the heart which kept alive, even in servitude itself, the spirit of an exalted freedom.
Página 304 - And when the barbarians saw the venomous beast hang on his hand, they said 'among themselves, No doubt this man is a murderer, whom, though he hath escaped the sea,' yet vengeance suffereth not to live.
Página 26 - I was confirmed in this opinion, that he who would not be frustrate of his hope to write well hereafter in laudable things, ought himself to be a true poem...
Página 185 - I sent my Soul through the Invisible, Some letter of that After-life to spell: And by and by my Soul return'd to me, And answer'd "I Myself am Heav'n and Hell:
Página 112 - She dwelt among the untrodden ways Beside the springs of Dove, A Maid whom there were none to praise And very few to love : A violet by a mossy stone Half hidden from the eye! Fair as a star, when only one Is shining in the sky. She lived unknown, and few could know When Lucy ceased to be; But she is in her grave, and, oh, The difference to me!
Página 264 - But now farewell. I am going a long way With these thou seest — if indeed I go — (For all my mind is clouded with a doubt) To the island-valley of...
Página 653 - If you have tears, prepare to shed them now. You all do know this mantle : I remember The first time ever Caesar put it on ; 'Twas on a summer's evening, in his tent ; That day he overcame the Nervii : — Look ! in this place, ran Cassius...
Página 642 - The clear conception, outrunning the deductions of logic, the high purpose, the firm resolve, the dauntless spirit, speaking on the tongue, beaming from the eye, informing every feature, and urging the whole man onward, right onward to his object — this, this is eloquence; or rather it is something greater and higher than all eloquence, it is action, noble, sublime, godlike action.
Página 501 - I have of late — but wherefore I know not — lost all my mirth, forgone all custom of exercises ; and indeed it goes so heavily with my disposition that this goodly frame, the earth, seems to me a sterile promontory ; this most excellent canopy, the air, look you, this brave o'erhanging firmament, this majestical roof fretted with golden fire, why, it appears no other thing to me than a foul and pestilent congregation of vapours.