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1. Thou slave! thou wretch! thou coward !
3. Live or die, survive or perish, I am for the declaration.
4. Let the consequences be what they may, I am determined to proceed.
Combining Form, Quality, Force, Final and Radical Stress. Repeat the first and second of the above sentences with
1. Expulsive Form, Orotund Quality, Energetic Force, Final Stress.
2. Expulsive Form, Orotund Quality, Energetic Force, Radical Stress.
Repeat the third of the above sentences with
1. Expulsive Form, Orotund and Aspirate Qualities, Energetic Force, Final Stress.
2. Expulsive Form, Aspirate Quality, Impassioned Force, Final Stress.
Repeat the fourth sentence with
1. Expulsive Form, Pectoral Quality, Impassioned Force, Final Stress.
2. Explosive Form, Guttural Quality, Impassioned Force, Final Stress.
FINAL STRESS-WHEN USED. The Final Stress is employed in the expression of determined purpose, earnest resolve, stern rebuke, contempt, astonishment, horror, revenge, hate and similar passions. It is always combined with the Expulsive or Explosive Form of Voice, and, in the expression of violent passion, with the Aspirate, Pectoral, or Guttural Quality.
EXAMPLE: HATE, DETERMINED PURPOSE, SCORN, AND DISGUST.
Final Stress, Energetic and Impassioned Force, Orotund, Aspirate, and Pectoral Qualities, Expulsive Form.
Hate of the Bowl.
1. Go, feel what I have felt;
Go, bear what I have borne;
And the cold world's proud scorn:
2. Go, kneel as I have knelt;
Implore, beseech, and pray;
The downward course to stay;
Your prayers burlesqued, your tears defied.
3. Go, weep as I have wept
O'er a loved father's fall,
See every promised blessing swept,
4. Go, see what I have seen;
Behold the strong man bow,
With gnashing teeth, lips bathed in blood,
Go catch his withering glance, and see
5. Go to thy mother's side,
And her crushed bosom cheer;
Wipe from her cheek the bitter tear;
Her failing frame and trembling limb;
6. Go, hear and feel and see and know
All that my soul hath felt and known;
See if its beauty can atone;
7. Tell me I hate the bowl
Hate is a feeble word;
With strong disgust is stirred
QUESTIONS. 1. Define Final Stress. 2. Mention some of its advantages. 3. What styles of thought and feeling are expressed with the Final
Stress? 4. Why does the selection require Final Stress ? 5. Why Pectoral Quality?
1. Long may it wave.
2. Dying, we will assert it.
3. Living, we will maintain it.
4. Bring flowers, sweet flowers.
5. Standing on the confines of another world.
Compound Stress is the application of the force to the first and last parts of the word, passing over the intermediate parts lightly.
ADVANTAGES OF COMPOUND STRESS.
The Compound Stress gives intensity to the utterance of surprise, contempt, mockery, railery, and sarcasm. "The use of this style of Stress belongs appropriately
to feelings of peculiar force or acuteness; but on this very account it becomes an indispensable means of natural expression and true effect in many passages of reading and speaking. The difference between vivid and dull or flat utterance will often turn on the exactness with which this expressive function of voice is exerted.”
To cultivate this form of Stress practice the following words and sentences, giving the force of the voice to the first and last parts of each word.
EXERCISES IN COMPOUND STRESS. gone,
1. Gone to be married.
1. Expulsive Form, Pectoral Quality, Energetic Force, Compound Stress.
2. Expulsive Form, Orotund Quality, Moderate Force, Final Stress.
COMPOUND STRESS_WHEN USED. The Compound is appropriately employed in the expression of surprise, contempt, and mockery, and sometimes of sarcasm and railery.
There are few if any selections that will require Compound Stress throughout. The following scene from Hamlet is presented as containing several fine examples. The passages requiring the Compound Stress are printed in italics.