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13. Rewrite the jury-speech on page 224.
14. Define correlation.
15. Write an example of "classification," on any political, social, economic, or moral issue of the day.
16. Make a brief analytical statement of Henry W. Grady's "The Race Problem," page 36.
17. By what analytical principle did you proceed? (See page 225.)
18. Write a short, carefully generalized speech from a large amount of data on one of the following subjects:
(a) The servant girl problem; (b) cats; (c) the baseball craze; (d) reform administrations; (e) sewing societies;
(f) coeducation; (g) the traveling salesman.
19. Observe this passage from Newton's "Effective Speaking:"
"That man is a cynic. He sees goodness nowhere. He sneers at virtue, sneers at love; to him the maiden
plighting her troth is an artful schemer, and he sees even in the mother's kiss nothing but an empty
Write, commit and deliver two similar passages based on your choice from this list: (a) "the egotist;" (b) "the
sensualist;" (c) "the hypocrite;" (d) "the timid man;" (e) "the joker;" (f) "the flirt;" (g) "the ungrateful woman;"
(h) "the mournful man." In both cases use the principle of "Reference to Experience."
20. Write a passage on any of the foregoing characters in imitation of the style of Shakespeare's
characterization of Sir John Falstaff, page 227.
[Footnote 12: Argumentation will be outlined fully in subsequent chapter.]
[Footnote 13: The Working Principles of Rhetoric, J.F. Genung.]
[Footnote 14: How to Attract and Hold an Audience, J. Berg Esenwein.]
[Footnote 15: On the various types of definition see any college manual of Rhetoric.]
[Footnote 16: Quoted in The Working Principles of Rhetoric, J.F. Genung.]
[Footnote 16A: Quoted in The Working Principles of Rhetoric, J.F. Genung.]
[Footnote 17: G.C.V. Holmes, quoted in Specimens of Exposition, H. Lamont.]
[Footnote 18: Effective Speaking, Arthur Edward Phillips. This work covers the preparation of public speech
in a very helpful way.]