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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: 525 6103

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* Proverbs xix. 5 and 9. [Obelisk] 1 Kings.



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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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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