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and stirs the very soul of an audience. With Effusive Form, Pectoral Quality, it intensifies the expression of awe and dread.
To cultivate this element of expression practice the elements, words, and sentences with all the force you can command in the Orotund Expulsive.
EXERCISES IN THOROUGH STRESS.
1. Ö, as heard in no, go.
" ice, fine.
awake, arise, shout.
1. Expulsive Form, Pure Tone, Energetic Force, Thorough Stress.
2. Expulsive Form, Orotund, Impassioned Force, Thorough Stress.
THOROUGH STRESS-WHEN USED. Thorough Stress is appropriately employed in the expression of rapture, joy, exultation, lofty command, indignant emotion, oratorical apostrophe, and virtuous indignation ; and sublimity and grandeur when mingled
2 with awe and dread.
This selection does not require Thorough Stress throughout, nor does any one selection require exactly the same combinations of elements throughout, else the utterance would be monotonous; but as the sentiment changes so the combination must be varied. It is this constant change of combinations that requires the exercise of taste and judgment. Much of this selection will require Expulsive Form, Pute Tone, Moderate or Energetic Force, and Radical Stress. Only the last two stanzas require the combination given below.
H, W. LONGFELLOW.
1. “Build me straight, O worthy master!
Stanch and strong, a goodly vessel,
And with wave and whirlwind wrestle!"
Delighted, the master heard;
Has come the bridal day
The great Sun rises to behold the sight.
His beating heart is not at rest;
He waits impatient for his bride.
With her foot upon the sands,
The bride of the gray old sea.
With a gesture of command,
She leaps into the ocean's arms!
There rose a shout, prolonged and loud,
8. How beautiful she is! how fair
She lies within those arms that press
Sail forth into the sea, O ship!
Through wind and wave right onward steer! The moistened eye, the trembling lip,
Are not the signs of doubt or fear.
9. Thou, too, sail on, O ship of State!
With all the hope of future years,
10. Fear not each sudden sound and shock; "Tis of the wave, and not the rock; 'Tis but the flapping of the sail, And not a rent made by the gale! In spite of rock and tempest's roar, In spite of false lights on the shore, Sail on, nor fear to breast the sea! Our hearts, our hopes, are all with thee; Our hearts, our hopes, our prayers, our tears, Our faith triumphant o'er our fears,
Are all with thee-are all with thee!
1. Define Thorough Stress.
2. With what Forms can it be given?
3. What are the advantages of Thorough Stress?
4. With what Combinations may it be given?
5. When is it appropriately employed ?
6. Why does the selection require Thorough Stress?
7. How much of it should be given with Thorough Stress?
8. With what combination should the last three lines of the sixth
stanza be given ? 9. With what the first three ? 10. Why? 11. Which stanzas specially require Thorough Stress? 12. What other elements do they require ?
EXERCISES IN ARTICULATION.
y, as in yet.
5. “Yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.”
Intermittent Stress. The Intermittent Stress is a tremulous emission of the voice from the organs. It can be given both with the Effusive and Expulsive Forms.
INTERMITTENT STRESS--ADVANTAGE OF. The Intermittent Stress gives a vivid and touching expression to utterance, for the absence of which nothing can atone. “Without its appeal to sympathy, and its peculiar power over the heart, many of the most beautiful and touching passages of Shakespeare and Milton become dry and cold.”