McGuffey's New Sixth Eclectic Reader; Exercises in Rhetorical Reading
General Books LLC, 2009 - 412 pages
General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1887 Original Publisher: Wilson, Hinkle Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text. When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to Million-Books.com where you can select from more than a million books for free. Excerpt: 4. Heaven gave this Lyre, and thus decreed, Be tliou a bruised -- but not a broken -- reed. Questions. -- When is a syllable said to be accented? Give examples. How is the accent, when marked, denoted? By what authority is the accent determined? To whom does it belong to record usage in this respect? In what cases can we perceive the reason for the accent? Give examples of the first case. Of the second. Explain the secondary accent. Give examples. What is Emphasis? What is its object ? How is this object most frequently accomplished? In what other way is it also effected? How is emphasis denoted? What is absolute emphasis? Give examples. What relative emphasis? Give examples. How is accent affected by emphasis? Give examples. How are inflections affected by it? Give an example in which the inflection is changed from the rising to the falling, by the force of emphasis. Give one, in which it. is changed from the falling to the rising. What is an emphatic phrase? Give an example. Whet is meant by the emphatic pause? Give an example. IV. INSTRUCTIONS FOR READING VERSE. INFLECTIONS. In reading verse, the inflections should be nearly the same as in reading prose; the chief difference is, that in poetry, the monotone and rising inflection are more frequently used than in prose. The greatest difficulty in reading or declaiming this species of composition, consists in giving it that measured flow which distinguishes it from prose, without falling into a chanting pronunciation. If, at any time, the reader is in doubt as to tbe proper inflection, let him reduce the passag...
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