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  Item Reference: KCLCAL-1874-1875-313

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EVENING CLASSES 311 29 PUBLIC READING AND SPEAKING Days and Hour of Attendance Tuesday and Friday from to Introductory Remarks-On Public Reading and Speaking -What is Elocution -Definition of the term-Estimation in which the art was held by the Ancients-Its subsequent com- parative decline and neglect-The great value of Elocution to those preparing for the Church the Bar and Public Life generally-Tbe art of Reading Aloud ×™ considered as an accomplishment-Good results that follow from its habitual practice-Readers and hearers alike benefited-The Elemen- tary Principles of Elocution-Necessity of patience and practice in acquiring them thoroughly-General description of the various speech organs and their several functions- The Lungs-The Larynx-The Chorda Vocales-The Glottis -How Vocal Sound is produced and converted into Articu- ate Speech-Functions of the Tongue Teeth and Lips-The right manner of using the several Speech Organs -Their Use and Abuse-Elocution considered in sanitary point of view-The "Mechanics of Elocution"-Formation of the Voice-Mistakes of early life in reference to the Management of the Voice-Serious maladies not unfrequently caused or aggravated by wrongly using the several speech organs- What is "clerical sore throat "dysphonia clericorum" its nature cause and cure-Quotations from the works of Sir Henry Holland Dr James Bright &c -Pronun- ciation and correction of national provincial and other errors in speaking-Quantity and accent -Poise-Definition of the term-Its great importance-One of the chief elements of apparent earnestness in speaking or reading-Steele's Pro- sodia Rationalis"-The identity of the theory of the Poise with the Thesis" and Arsis" of the ancient Greek rheto- ricians-Value of emphasis when rightly placed and discreetly used Inflexion of the Voice-Definition of the term- Inflexions and Modulation of the Voice-Parenthesis-Time -Pause-Rhetorical words-Grammatical and rhetorical
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