Eloquence


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Eloquence

Ambrose, St.
bees, prophetic of fluency, landed in his mouth. [Christian Hagiog: Brewster, 177]
Antony, Mark
gives famous speech against Caesar’s assassins. [Br. Lit.: Julius Caesar]
Arnall, Father
his sermons fill Stephen with the fear of hell-fire. [Br. Lit.: Joyce Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man]
bees on the mouth
pictorial and verbal symbol of eloquence. [Folklore and Christian Iconog.: Brewster, 177]
Bragi
god of poetry and fluent oration. [Norse Myth.: LLEI, I: 324]
Calliope
chief muse of poetic inspiration and oratory. [Gk. Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 177]
Churchill, Winston
(1874–1965) statesman whose rousing oratory led the British in WWII. [Br. Hist.: NCE, 556]
Cicero
(106–43 B. C.) orator whose forcefulness of presentation and melodious language is still imitated. [Rom. Hist.: NCE, 558]
Demosthenes
(382–322 B.C.) generally considered the greatest of the Greek orators. [Gk. Hist.: NCE, 559]
Gettysburg Address
Lincoln’s brief, moving eulogy for war dead (1863). [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 286–287]
King, Martin Luther, Jr
. (1929–1968) civil rights leader and clergyman whose pleas for justice won support of millions. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 1134]
lotus
symbol of eloquence. [Plant Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 175]
Mapple, Father
preaches movingly and ominously on Jonah. [Am. Lit.: Melville Moby Dick]
Paine, Thomas
(1737–1809) powerful voice of the colonies; wrote famous “Common Sense.” [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 369–370]
Webster, Daniel
(1782–1852) noted 19th-century American orator-politician. [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 539]
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The author explores the relationship between oratorical performances on theatrical stages and those at antislavery lecterns in the antebellum US, arguing that the connection between the speaker's words and actions and the speaker's ability to provoke action through eloquence makes theater essential to the antislavery movement's consideration of forceful resistance.
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Nicholson, Catherine, Uncommon Tongues: Eloquence and Eccentricity in the English Renaissance, Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013; cloth; pp.
This marvelous study of the formation of English eloquence in the sixteenth century shows just how misleading this familiar phrase can be: much of the vernacular literature produced in this fertile period of poetic innovation was not noticeably eloquent, nor was it precisely English.
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Catherine Nicholson, Uncommon Tongues: Eloquence and Eccentricity in the English Renaissance, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013, pp.
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