Practical Elocution; For Use in Colleges and Schools and by Private Students

Practical Elocution; For Use in Colleges and Schools and by Private Students

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...woe!--Byron: "Childe Harold." One touch to her hand and one word in her ear, When they reached the hall door where the charger stood near.--Scott: "Lochinvar." It is further demonstrable by the same laws that these lines must take a Middle, an Ascending, or a Descending direction. Such ideas as indicate ordinary events, plain statement and description, emotional address or reference to substance, real or imagined, surrounding, require a middle direction. Reference to substance, real or imagined, located above; pure, noble, lofty and exultant emotions, and all ideas prompted by an approving conscience naturally require an ascending direction. Reference to substance, real or imagined, located below; base, abject, grovelling emotions; frequently strong emphatic assertions, and all ideas prompted by a disapproving conscience, naturally take a descending direction. These general directions may carry the hand to the front, the side, -he back or points between, as may be shown by the character of the assertion. Thus it will be seen that by line and direction, the movements of the arm may be varied, for the purpose of adding strength to uttered thought. While a speaker is allowed the largest liberty in manner, so long as he keeps within the limit of good taste, yet he who is most natural, most artistic and most impressive, is the one who evinces the clearest conception of what he wishes to convey; and this must necessarily call out variety of motion. Gesture, like speech, has in a sense, its modulations, and he who conceives correctly will never be monotonous. Position Op Hand.--Excepting the face, the hand constitutes the strongest silent medium of communication, and ito interpretation almost exclusively depends upon the...show more

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  • Paperback | 78 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236642589
  • 9781236642585