COMM 201 MIDTERM 2

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COMM 201 MIDTERM 2 23/10/2007 23:15:00 Longinus: On the Sublime What makes great literature great? Great literature vs. persuasive/gratifying lit Easier to be transported to transcendence through studying great lit Sublimity     - qualities/effects of great literature o Creates transcendence, pulls you out of yourself o Lower forms of expression persuade or gratify us o Sublimity is natural, can’t be taught Impact of the true sublime o Uplifts the soul, transcendence o Makes one lose sense of time o Does not fade on repeated readings or hearings o The effect is universal & timeless Sources of Sublimity- 2 innate sources of sublimity, 3 sources of technique that produce  sublime works o Ability to form grand conceptions Artist must have a great & noble mind
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Work is a single organism (all parts are necessary) o Ability to stimulate powerful & inspired emotion Stylistic figures: exs, metaphors. Etc. Noble diction & phrasing Elevated composition of the work as a whole Main idea: Sublime works, those that naturally create transcendence, are timeless. Augustine: Important Works: Confessions The City of God o COM fraudulent, physical state o COG great, vast, infinite mind (Platonic) On the Christian Doctrine o See pg. 57-9 o *Rhetorical methods: Modus inveniendi     - the method for  finding  material truths within the scripture Modus preferendi     - the method for  expressing  the ideas/truths found o 3 styles of oratory:
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Low- preacher must master so that he can get message across in a rational  manner even if he doesn’t speak well Middle- must be careful about employing this. Should be used where  appropriate to message & only if it feels natural to speaker
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