COMM 201 MIDTERM 2

COMM 201 MIDTERM 2 - COMM 201 MIDTERM 2 Longinus 9:15:00 PM...

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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 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 Stylistic figures: exs, metaphors. Etc. 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 
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This note was uploaded on 05/27/2008 for the course COMM 201 taught by Professor Durbin during the Spring '06 term at USC.

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