English Composition and Rhetoric: A Manual

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D. Appleton, 1867 - English language - 343 pages
 

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Contents

Allegory defined and exemplified 87
38
REMAINING FIGURES OF SIMILARITY
39
Certain kinds of Synecdoche 89
40
FIGURES OF CONTIGUITY 32 Resolvable principally into Metonymy and Synecdoche
41
Metonymies classified
42
Forms of Synecdoche
43
The Transferred Epithet
45
The Antithesis proper
46
Secondary forms of Antithesis
47
Proper employment of Antithesis
49
EPIGRAM
50
Defined as in most instances Apparent Contradiction
51
Epigram of the Identical Assertion
52
The Seeming Irrelevance
53
Tue arrestive conjunctions are epigrammatic
54
HYPERBOLE
55
Origin of the tendency to Exaggeration
56
The Extreme Case in exposition
57
Interrogation defined and exemplified
59
Climax defined and exemplified
61
Figures of Speech
66
ARRANGEMENT OF WORDS
73
Simplicity defined
79
The Abstract Noun
81
A series of Abstract Terms difficult
82
Simplicity of structure
83
Opposed to obscurity and vagueness
84
The same word not to recur in two senses
85
Parallelism in drawing comparisons
86
Essential pleasure of Power a rebound from Weakness
88
Anger or Indignation allied to the Sublime
89
Contemplation of Power in Nature
90
Vocabulary of Strength
91
Originality
92
Harmony or Keeping
93
Variety or Alternation of Effects
94
Variety in the length and structure of sentences f
95
Exciting effects should be relieved
96
Strength from Objectivity
97
Resources for causing strength
98
Tender Feeling allied to inactivity or repose
99
Wit defined
100
Vocabulary of Tenderness
101
Natural objects sometimes suggest Tenderness
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Derision
106
Involves the voice and the ear
110
Abrupt consonants should alternate with vowels Ill 117 A sharp and a flat mute difficult to combine Ill 118 Cumulation of consonants harsh Ill 119 ...
112
Varying the letters
113
The closing syllables of a sentence
114
Variety of sound in composition generally
115
HARMONY OF SOUND AND SENSE 126 An example of the general Law of Harmony
116
Imitation of Sounds US 128 Imitation of Movements
117
Bulk expressed by slowness of rhythm
119
Meanings of Taste
120
CHAPTER V
122
The participial construction in the Period
124
The periodic form favorable to Unity
125
Balance aids the Memory lO 139 Balance gives an agreeable Surprise
126
Extreme form of the Balance
127
Balance with Obverse Iteration
128
Keeping up the same leading term
129
The Condensed Sentence used for Comic effect
130
1 In the be ginning
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2 After an adverbial phrase or clause
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3 At the end
133
TASK
134
Unity of the Sentence
135
Clauses united in a Sentence without breach of unity
136
THE PAEAGEAPH 158 Paragraph defined
142
Adversative Conjunctions
143
Phrases of reference
144
166170 Cases in which connecting words are unnecessary
145
Demonstrative Phrases of reference
146
Repetition in substance of what has been said
147
De Quincey remarkable for explicit reference
148
Fourth Requisite Freedom from dislocation
151
PART II
153
First To combine with the Enumeration of the parts a Plan of the whole
154
Some objects may be viewed as branching from a Centre
155
CHAPTER II
166
First rule To follow the Order of Events
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A backward reference may be necessary
168
Sometimes what is recent is best to start from
169
A comprehensive scheme possible in narrative
170
Contending parties Danger of stealthy transition
171
Third Relieving the detail by Summaries
172
Art of Abridgment
173
Fourth The Explanatory Narrative
174
Interest or the gratification of the Feelings
176
CHAPTER m
185
Constituents of Science
186
Whenever truth is expressed generally we hare Science
187
Individual facts by themselves not peculiar to science
188
Defining by Particulars 1S8 49 Defining by Antithesis or Contrast
189
The two methods combined
190
The scholastic definition a form of Analysis
192
The Proposition or Principle
193
There should always be one chief statement
194
Advantages of the Obverse Statement
195
The principal medium of Exposition is Examples
196
Principles embodied in Examples
198
Delineation of Character and Criticism
199
The imparting of extended human interest to Science Plato
201
The choice of Examples and Illustrations with this view
202
The conditions of the employment of Illustrations for expository ends
203
Calling attention to Difficulties
205
Inferences and Applications serve to elucidate principles
207
The Expository Paragraph
208
Various forms of the Paragraph
210
Management of novel terms
211
CHAPTER IV
212
Oratory of the Law Courts
213
Pulpit Oratory Cultivation of the Religious Feelings
215
An orator has to overbear mens special views by means of larger principles of action
219
Examples of the failure of great efforts of genius from unsuit ability to the minds addressedHistory of the abolition of the censorship of the press in E...
220
Means of Persuasion
223
A thorough knowledge of the subject a chief requisite Re sources of language and illustration also requisite
224
Different aspects of Persuasion
225
Persuasion as based on Description Narration or Exposition
226
Persuasion aided by all the arts that impress ideas
228
An Argument defined
229
Deductive Arguments
230
Inductive Arguments
231
Arguments from Analogy
233
Probable Arguments
234
Devices for stifling Arguments
236
Number and Order of Arguments
237
Separating the arguments on the other side
238
Kind of Refutation called Argumenium ad homitwm
240
Exposure of defective Arguments from Analogy
241
Debate often turns on opposing Probabilities
242
Tactics of Debate
243
Oratory of the Feelings Classes of human motives
244
First our own Pleasures and Pains considered as remote
245
Secondly Sympathy with the Pleasures and Pains of others
248
Fear Love Vanity and Pride Anger Ridicule Fine Art Emotion the Moral Send ment
249
Management of the Feelings generally
255
The Demeanor of the Speaker
256
CHAPTER V
257
Subjects and Form peculiar to Poetry Pure and mixed kinds
259
External Nature furnishes materials for Poetry
260
Our interest in Humanity enters into Poetry
262
Concreteness and Combination are characteristic of Poetry
263
The Ideal is sought after
267
SPECIES OF POETRY
274
The Drama constructed for acting on the stage MI
282
Alliteration
288
APPENDIX
295
Cowley on Cromwell Interrogation Strength c 803
304
VII Gibbons Description of Arabia Sentence Paragraph
319
Drydens criticisms on Ben Jonson and Shakespeare Sen tence Paragraph Exposition
327
Expository Extract from Mr Samuel Bailey Application of Principles
330
Expository and moralizing passage from Macaulay
333
Confused chain of reasoning from Campbells Rhetoric
335
Passage from Adam Smith Exposition applied to Moral Suasion
336
Oratorical passage from Demosthenes on the Crown
338
Coleridges Mont Blanc Poetic rendering of Nature
341
Byrons Thunder Storm The Impressiveness of Action
342
Dyers Grongar Hill Poetical Description
343

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