Sanders' Union Fourth Reader

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Published: 1863
Language: English
Wordcount: 108,901 / 325 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 93.8
LoC Category: P
Downloads: 503
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* Proverbs xix. 5 and 9. [Obelisk] 1 Kings.


PART FIRST.

ELOCUTION.

Elocution is the art of delivering written or extemporaneous composition with force, propriety, and ease.

It deals, therefore, with words, not only as individuals, but as members of a sentence, and parts of a connected discourse: including every thing necessary to the just expression of the sense. Accordingly, it demands, in a special manner, attention to the following particulars; viz., ARTICULATION, ACCENT, EMPHASIS, INFLECTION, MODULATION, and PAUSES.

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SECTION I.

ARTICULATION.

Articulation is the art of uttering distinctly and justly the letters and syllables constituting a word.

It deals, therefore, with the elements of words, just as elocution deals with the elements of sentences: the one securing the true enunciation of each letter, or combination of letters, the other giving to each word, or combination

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