Finally as regards the style, he will emphasise the
appropriateness, elegance or sublimity of particular
words, will indicate where the amplification of the
theme is deserving of praise and where there is
virtue in a diminuendo; and will call attention to
brilliant metaphors, figures of speech and passages
combining smoothness and polish with a general
impression of manly vigour.
Quintilian. With an English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1920.
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