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Lectures on rhetoric and belles lettres

Author: Hugh Blair; Linda Ferreira-Buckley; S Michael Halloran
Publisher: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, ©2005.
Series: Landmarks in rhetoric and public address.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text was a primary vehicle for introducing many 18th and 19th century scholars to classic rhetoric and French belletristic rhetoric. This edition contains 47 lectures. The editors contextualize  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Early works
Early works to 1800
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hugh Blair; Linda Ferreira-Buckley; S Michael Halloran
ISBN: 0809317540 9780809317547 0809324326 9780809324323
OCLC Number: 47892590
Language Note: In English; occasional phrases in Ancient Greek and Latin with English translations.
Notes: Originally published: London : W. Strahan, 1783.
Description: lv, 581, [1] pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Taste --
Criticism-Genius-Pleasures of Taste-Sublimity in Objects --
The Sublime in Writing --
Beauty, and Other Pleasures of Taste --
Rise and Progress of Language --
Rise and Progress of Language, and of Writing --
Structure of Language --
Structure of Language-English Tongue --
Style-Perspicuity and Precision --
Structure of Sentences --
Structure of Sentences --
Structure of Sentences-Harmony --
Origin and Nature of Figurative Language --
Metaphor --
Hyperbole-Personification-Apostrophe --
Comparison, Antithesis, Interrogation, Exclamation, Other Figures of Speech --
Figurative Language-General Characters of Style-Diffuse, Concise-Feeble, Nervous-Dry, Plain, Neat, Elegant, Flowery --
General Characters of Style-Simple, Affected, Vehement-Directions for Forming a Proper Style --
Critical Examination of the Style of Mr. Addison, in No. 411 of the Spectator --
Critical Examination of the Style in No. 412 of the Spectator --
Critical Examination of the Style in No. 413 of the Spectator --
Critical Examination of the Style in No. 414 of the Spectator --
Critical Examination of the Style in a Passage of Dean Swift's Writings --
Eloquence, or Public Speaking-History of Eloquence-Grecian Eloquence-Demosthenes --
History of Eloquence Continued-Roman Eloquence-Cicero-Modern Eloquence --
Different Kinds of Public Speaking-Eloquence of Popular Assemblies-Extracts from Demosthenes --
Eloquence of the Bar-Analysis of Cicero's Oration for Cluentius --
Eloquence of the Pulpit --
Critical Examination of a Sermon of Bishop Atterbury's.
Series Title: Landmarks in rhetoric and public address.
Responsibility: Hugh Blair ; edited with an introduction by Linda Ferreira-Buckley and S. Michael Halloran.
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