It is, however, the special duty of the orator to
realise when to employ the different kinds of
rhythm. There are two points which call for
consideration if he is to do this with success. The
one is concerned with feet, the other with the
general rhythm of the period which is produced
by their combination. I will deal with the latter
first. We speak of commata, cola and periods.
Quintilian. With An English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1922.
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