1001 Questions and Answers on Orthography and Reading eBook

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  6. What is Elocution?
  The science and art of the delivery of composition.

  7. How many kinds of Delivery are there?
  Three.

  8. What are they?
  Speaking, Declamation, and Oratory.

  9. What is Speaking?
  The utterance of thought and feeling without reference to the
          written page.

  10. What is Declamation?
  The delivery of another’s composition.

  11. What is Oratory?
  The delivery of one’s own composition.

  12. How many kinds of Oratory are there?
  Two.

  13. What are they?
  Prepared and Extempore.

  14. What is Prepared oratory?
  That which has been studied previous to delivery.

  15. What is Extempore oratory?
  That which is accomplished simultaneously with the delivery.

  16. What is Vocal Culture?
  The training of the organs of speech for effective delivery.

  17. What should be the primary object in Audible reading?
  To convey to the hearer the ideas and sentiments of the writer.

  18. In order to accomplish this, what should the Reader do?
  Endeavor to make the feelings and sentiments of the writer his own.

  19. What are some of the essential qualities of a good Reader?
  To read slowly, observe the pauses, give proper inflections, read
          distinctly, and with expression.

  20. What is Enunciation?
  The utterance of words.

  21. Under how many Divisions should the subject of reading be
          treated?

  Six.

  22. What are they?
  Articulation, Inflection, Accent, Emphasis, the Voice, and Gesture.

  23. What is Articulation?
  Distinct utterance of the elementary sounds, and of the
          combinations.

  24. Name four common faults in Articulation.
  Omitting an unaccented vocal, dropping the final sound, sounding
          incorrectly an unaccented vowel, and omitting syllables.

  25. What is Inflection?
  Sliding of the voice upward or downward.

  26. How many kinds of Inflection are there?
  Two.

  27. What are they?
  Rising and falling.

  28. What is the Rising inflection?
  An upward slide of the voice.

  29. What is the Falling inflection?
  A downward slide of the voice.

  30. Are the rising and falling inflections both ever given to the
          same sound?

  They are.

  31. How is such inflection marked?
  By the Circumflex.

  32. How many kinds of Circumflex?
  Two.

  33. What are they?
  Rising and falling.

  34. What is the Rising Circumflex?
  The sliding of the voice downward and then upward on the same sound.

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