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DIAGRAM OF LESSON XIII.
Gesture. 1. Exercises...
Phonics. 2. Review-Lesson XII.
4. Topic-Expulsive Aspirate.
6. Selection. "Military Command.”
EXERCISES IN ARTICULATION.
å, as in ask.
ASPIRATE EXPLOSIVE, To cultivate the Aspirate in the Explosive Form, practice the following sounds, words, and sentences in the Explosive Form and Aspirate Quality.
1. This is a sorry sight.
Contrasting Pure Tone and Aspirate in the Effusive, Expulsirs, and
1. Effusive Pure Tone.
ASPIRATE, EXPLOSIVE FORM—WHEN USED. The Aspirate in the Explosive Form is the quality of voice appropriate for the expression of intense fear, horror, awe, and dread. Mingled with the Orotund, it intensifies the expressions excited by sudden terror and alarm.
There are few selections that will require the Aspirate Explosive throughout. It will be most frequently required in the utterance of two or three words, or a short sentence, as in the words “hush,” “hark," “ avaunt,” etc.
In the following scene the parts in italics should be given with the Explosive Aspirate, the other parts with Expulsive Aspirate and Pure Tone or Orotund combined.
EXAMPLE: HORROR AND DREAD.
Macbeth. Scene ii. Act ii.
Enter LADY MACBETH.
Lady M. That which hath made them drunk hath made me bold;
What hath quench'd them hath given me fire. Hark! Peace! It was the owl that shriek'd, the fatal bellman,
Which gives the stern'st good-night. He is about it:
The doors are open; and the surfeited grooms
Do mock their charge with snores: I have drugg'd their possets,
That death and nature do contend about them,
Whether they live or die.
Macb. [Within.] Who's there? what, ho!
Macb. I have done the deed. Didst thou not hear a noise? Lady M. I heard the owl scream and the crickets cry.
Macb. This is a sorry sight.
(Looking on his hands.
Lady M. There are two lodged together.
Macb. One cried “God bless us !” and “Amen” the other;
Consider it not so deeply.
These deeds must not be thought
Macb. Methought I heard a voice cry“Sleep no more !
What do you mean ?
Lady M. Who was it that thus cried? Why, worthy thane,
I'll go no more:
Infirm of purpose !
Are but as pictures: 'tis the eye of childhood
Making the green one red.
Re-enter LADY MACBETH.
Lady M. My hands are of your color; but I shame
How easy is it, then! Your constancy
Hath left you unattended. Hark! more knocking.
And show us to be watchers. Be not lost
So poorly in your thoughts.
Macb. To know my deed, 'twere best not know myself. Wake Duncan with thy knocking! I would thou couldst!
1. What is the element in this lesson?
2. What is the topic?
3. What is the principle?
4. In the utterance of what styles of thought and feeling will the Explosive Aspirate be chiefly employed?
5. Why does the scene require Explosive Aspirate and Aspirate and Pure Tone or Orotund combined?
6. To which class does the Aspirate belong?
7. What is the difference between the Aspirate and Pure Tone?