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What words are exempt from the operation of this rule ?
How should h be aspirated when preceded by w?
Which is the only effectual way to acquire a correct pronuncia
CHAPTER II, OF PAUSES.
How many pauses are there in good reading?
CHAPTER III. OF EMPHASIS,
What is emphasis?
What is it analogous to?
How should emphatic words, clauses, and sentences be pro
How many forms of emphasis are there?
How are these made?
What is pitch?
What is stress of voice?
Illustrate their difference in the words most and annoy,
What is long quantity?
How should emphasis of this kind be pronounced?
In what sort of pieces is this kind of emphasis beautiful and effective?
What is a monotone?
What is a depressed monotone?
Give an example of this kind of emphasis.
Give examples of this kind of emphasis.
Which are the more common forms of emphasis?
What does the beauty and force of reading principally consist
What is the design of emphasis?
Where is its seat in the first instance?
How can the seat of emphasis in the second instance be ascertained?
How should emphasis be made when it occurs frequently? How may we acquire correctness and facility in the use of emphasis ?
CHAPTER IV. OF MODULATION.
What is modulation?
What is its slide or terminating movement?
Does this scale embrace the whole compass of the human voice?
What is the first rule for using the inflections.
The 2d, the 3d, the 4th, the 5th, the 6th, the 7th, the 8th, the 9th, the 10th, the 11th, the 12th, the 13th.
What influence has the note of admiration on inflection?
What does it resemble ?
How many circumflexes are there?
How is the falling circumflex formed?
In what is this movement of the voice employed?
SECTION II. Of Rhythmus.
What is rhythmus ?
What does a foot begin with?
When should a rest be used at the beginning of a foot?
When at the end of one?
What are the benefits of rhythmical reading?
SECTION III. Of Quality.
What is quality?
SECTION IV. Of Time.
What does time refer to?
Considered in relation to letters what is it called?
What in relation to whole
SECTION V. Of Abruptness.
What does abruptness signify?
What does it resemble?
In what kind of words does it occur?
How is the movement of unimpassioned conversation formed? How a simple interrogation?
How a stronger interrogation?
How a still stronger interrogation?
How is the positive and mandatory tone formed?
How is this tone increased?
Ask a question rising to the third-to the fifth-to the octave. Reverse this movement in the positive or mandatory tone.
How do you form an emphasis of pitch?
How do you increase it?
How is the parenthetical modulation formed?
Give an example.
How are anger and rage expressed?
How are contempt and rage?
How fear with earnestness?
How despair? How despair mingled with rage? What does style signify?
CHAPTER V. OF STYLE.
What does it comprehend?
What should be the manner of the reader?
How should he be guided in his reading?
How the discussion?
How the peroration?
What should each species of composition have in its delivery?
How the hortatory or declamatory?
How the dramatic ?
How the humorous?
What does the reading of poetry require ?
What is accentual stress?
Where does the cæsural pause occur?
Where the secondary pauses?
What is the rule for pausing at the end of the lines?
What is short quantity?
N. B. The scholar should not only recite the rule, but also exemplify it in the reading.
Should there be any action in reading?
What are the principal characteristics of good action?
ON CULTIVATING THE VOICE.
Which is the most perfect voice?
What should we attend to in order to improve it?
What in the improvement of the voice should be our oracle and model?
Give examples of a low tone-of a high tone.
Beginning at the key note ascend to the third on the diatonic scale to the fifth-to the octave.
Sound all the notes ascending-descending.