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EXERCISES IN ARTICULATION.
th, as in think. thick,
thin, through, breath, hath, birth. 1. Thrust the thorn into the flesh. 2. Thick and thicker fell the hail. 3. Thanks to the thoughtful giver. 4. Through the thronged crowd he thrust his way.
5. Three thousand thistles were thrust through his thumb.
Movement is the rate with which words and sentences are uttered. It includes not only the length of time occupied in the utterance of words, but the pauses between the words and sentences. It is really a combination of quantity and pauses.
ADVANTAGES. Movement is an element of immense power and wonderful effect when properly employed. But it must be skillfully used.''Every mood of mind, every variety of emotion, every burst of passion has its appropriate movement. Solemnity must move slowly, joy rapidly, argument moderately, and excitement hurriedly. This is indicated by the slow and measured step of the funeral march, the rapid movement of the merry dance, the firm but moderate step of the deter
No defect sooner wearies the hearer or more certainly kills the effect of expression than a drawling, lifeless movement, and continuous rapidity as certainly destroys all deep and impressive utterance. No element should be more carefully practiced than movement. The general divisions of this element are VERY RAPID, RAPID, MODERATE, SLOW, AND VERY Slow.
Moderate Movement. Moderate is that rate used in ordinary conversation by persons who have not fallen into incorrect habits.
It must not be understood that Moderate Movement is a fixed rate to which all persons must conform, but one that will vary with different temperaments. That which would be moderate for one may be slow for another. From Moderate Movement all the other divisions are determined. Exercise in movement may be practiced on sounds and words, but they can be better illustrated with sentences. Practice each of the fol. lowing sentences a number of times with a Moderate Movement in the following combination.
EXERCISES IN MODERATE MOVEMENT.
1. We will have rain to-night.
3. Speak the speech, I pray you, as I pronounced it to you.
4. I have been accused of ambition in presenting this measure.
MODERATE MOVEMENT—WHEN USED. Moderate Movement is appropriate for the delivery of narrative, didactic, and unimpassioned thought in the form of scientific and literary lectures and introductions to speeches.
EXAMPLE: DESCRIPTIVE AND DIDACTIC. Moderate Movement, Middle Pitch, Radical Stress, Moderate Force, Fure
Tone, Expulsive Form.
An Order for a Picture.
ALICE CARY. 1. O, good painter, tell me true,
Has your hand the cunning to draw
Shapes of things that you never saw ? Ay? Well, here is an order for you. 2. Woods and cornfields, a little brown
The picture must not be over-bright,
Yet all in the golden and gracious light
un is down.
Lying between them, not quite sear,
Under their tassels-cattle near,
These, and the house where I was born,
Perhaps you may have seen, some day,
Roses crowding the self-same way,
With woods and cornfields and grazing herds,
The clear blue eyes, the tender smile,
I need not speak these foolish words:
That all the rest may be thrown away.
The other with a clearer brow,
Flashing with boldest enterprise:
God knoweth if he be living now:
Ah, 'tis twenty long years and more
With my great-hearted brother on her deck:
I watched him till he shrank to a speck,
The time we stood at our mother's knee:
Carried sunshine into the sea!
We were together, half afraid
Of the high hills, stretching so still and far-
Of the candle shone through the open duor;
The first half-hour, the great yellow star,
Propped and held in its place in the skies
By the fork of a tall red mulberry-tree,
Which close in the edge of our flax field grew-
From which it tenderly shook the dew
Afraid to go home, sir; for one of us bore
6. At last we stood at our mother's knee.
Do you think, sir, if you try,
To put it solely in the face
I think 'twas solely mine indeed:
The eyes of our mother (take good heed),
I felt my heart bleed where that glance went as though
A sharp blade stuck through it. 7.
You, sir, know
But O, that look of reproachful woe!