Elements of criticism / Henry Home, Lord Kames ; edited and with an introduction by Peter Jones Kames, Henry Home, Lord, 1696-1782

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Kames, Henry Home, Lord, 1696-1782
Style, Literary; Criticism; Enlightenment - Scotland.
  • v. 1: Introduction
  • Perceptions and ideas in the main
  • Emotions and passions: Part 1: Causes unfolded of the emotions and passions: Sec. 1: Differences between emotions and passions; Causes that are the most common and the most general; Passion considered as productive of action
  • Sec. 2: Power of sounds to raise emotions and passions
  • Sec. 3: Causes of the emotions of joy and sorrow
  • Sec. 4: Sympathetic emotion of virtue, and its cause
  • Sec. 5: In many instances one emotion is productive of another. The same of passions
  • Sec. 6: Cause of the passions of fear and anger
  • Sec. 7: Emotions caused by fiction
  • Part 2: Emotions and passions as pleasant and painful, agreeable and disagreeable. Modification of these qualities
  • Part 3: Interrupted existence of emotions and passions: their growth and decay
  • Part 4: Coexistant emotions and passions
  • Part 5: Influence of passion with respect to our perceptions, opinions, and belief
  • Appendix: Methods that nature hath afforded for time and space
  • Part 6: Resemblance of emotions in their causes
  • Part 7: Final causes of the more frequent emotions and passions
  • Beauty
  • Grandeur and sublimity
  • Motion and force
  • Novelty and the unexpected appearance of objects
  • Risible objects
  • Resemblence and dissimilitude
  • Uniformity and variety
  • Appendix: Concerning the works of nature, chiefly with respect to uniformity and variety
  • Congruity and propriety
  • Dignity and grace
  • Ridicule
  • Wit
  • Custom and habit
  • External signs fo emotions and passions
  • Sentiments
  • Language of passiion
  • v. 2: Beauty of language: Sec. 1: Beauty of language with respect to sound
  • Sec. 2: Beauty of language with respect to signification
  • Sec. 3: Beauty of language from a resemblance between sound and signification
  • Sec. 4: Versification
  • Comparisons
  • Figures : Sec. 1: Personification
  • Sec. 2: Apostrophe
  • Sec. 3: Hyperbole
  • Sec. 4: The means or instrument conceived to be the agent
  • Sec. 5: A figure, which among related objects, extends the properties of one to another
  • Sec. 6: Metaphor and allegory
  • Sec. 7: Figure of speech
  • Table 1: Subject expressed figuratively
  • Table 2: Attributes expressed figuratively
  • Narration and description
  • Epic and dramatic compositions
  • The three unities
  • Gardening and architecture
  • Standard of taste
  • Appendix: Terms defined or explained.
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