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[26] The figures best adapted for intensifying emotion consist chiefly in simulation. For we may feign that we are angry, glad, afraid, filled with wonder, grief or indignation, or that we wish something, and so on. Hence we get passages like the following: “I am free, I breathe again,”1 or, “It is well,” or, “What madness is this?”2 or, “Alas! for these degenerate days!”3 or, “Woe is me; for though all my tears are shed my grief still clings to me deep-rooted in my heart,”4 or,

Gape now, wide earth.

To this some give the name of exclamation,

1 pro Mil. xviii. 47.

2 pro Muren. vi. 14.

3 in Cat. i. 2.

4 Phil.. xxvi. 64.

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