The author assumes that we all know what love is but he wants us to understand that love, whether contemplated by persons with strong characters or weak characters, love has the power to affect both. Bacon's style is aphoristic because there is a terseness of expression and an epigrammatic brevity in his style. West conducted an extensive research and experiments on the problems of teaching English as a foreign language in India. For a writer to better understand style, multitudes of books and helpful guides have been published. From arguing a controversial topic such as longevity to presenting our opinions to the class, this semester had no time for slacking. Diction, terseness, reference and allusions and similes and metaphors are classified in the element of style. However, I feel that in order to write a clear cohesive essay or paper, I must write in my own way, a way that I am familiar with.
In Of Parents and Children Bacon says that children sweeten labour lent they make misfortune bitterer; they increase the care of life but they mitigate the remembrance of death. Aphorisms give to his essays singular force and weight. This is opposed to the magisterial style where the entire information is provided making the reader lazy and passive. In reading his State papers and private letters we often encounter felicities which have been thus carefully garnered. Bacon excels in this kind of writing.
In the original edition of ten, this was indicated by prefixing to each separate meditation the now obsolete mark if. Bacon is distinguished on the one hand from Lyly by his incomparably greater weight of matter and depth of judgment, just as he is distinguished on the other from Burghley by his being an artist in choiceness of phrase. In his time Bacon wrote sixty different essays. . That is the only secret of style.
The essays, in particular, are remarkable for balance and point as might naturally be expected from their aphoristic style. The Essays are sometimes spoken of as if they were models of good prose for all purposes; but this, as Bacon himself would have been the first to discern, is an indiscriminate praise that is virtually a detraction, inasmuch as it obscures the adaptation of the expression to the design. Bacon's essays are extremely condensed. This essay provides concise but valuable advice and knowledge on what is study and how we should utilize it. And always anxious as he was to drive a clear impression home, his prose is much less involved in structure than that of many of his contemporaries. From the start through the end of Bacon's painting career and life in the early 1990s, the re-occurring theme. He can say that most in the fewest words.
Most of the lines from his essays have always been acclaimed as immortal quotes. Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready, and writing an exact man; therefore, if a man write little, he had need of a great memory; if he confer little, he had need of a present wit; and if he read little, he had need have much cunning to seem to know that he doth not know. These texts differ on many levels, but most strikingly are their styles of presentation. In 1592, to celebrate the anniversary of the queen's coronation, he wrote an entertaining speech in praise of knowledge. He can say that most in the fewest words. Crafty men condemn studies, simple men admire them, and wise men use them; for they teach not their own use; but that is a wisdom without them, and above them, won by observation. The books according to its value and utility are to be devised into various modes of articulations.
Francis Bacon is the father of English prose. He links the desire for freedom as most familiar with people who are irresponsible and self-indulgent. Of Unity in Religion This work was written in England during the time of Queen Elizabeth I. An aphorism is a short sentence expressing a truth in the fewest possible words. This entry was posted in.
The example Bacon uses is Marcus Antonius who is described as voluptuous and inordinate, meaning given to excess. Francis Bacon 1600 - 1663 was an English politician, who represented Ipswich in the Long Parliament, all three Protectorate Parliaments, and the Convention Parliament. In other words, every man has his ego, and it is most often a highly inflated ego. Bacon has the power of compressing into a few words a great body of thought. Almost every sentence is brief and precise but hits the readers mind than any other big tales. On one hand, he preached high moral principles and on the other hand, he also expressed.
He was claimed by many writers of his own era to have invented the essay form. They are specimens of that wisdom which arise our of a universal insight into the affairs of the world. He usually uses the condensed sentences with deep hidden explanations. He later expands his sentence to bring lucidity and clearness. But, this way of thinking is really just a simple way to answer the question. In other words, as a prose writer, he has either ardent admirers or passionate detractors.
During this era, England was experiencing religious transformations. His rich imagination enlivens every page of bacon's writings. Researches of literature atribute some wrotes of William Shakespeare to Francis Bacon. An aphoristic style means a compact, condensed and epigrammatic style of writing. Of Marriage and Single Life This essay from Francis Bacon appeared first in 1612 and was then further expanded in 1625. Read not to contradict nor to believe, but to weigh and consider. This is because he perceived that his rapidly growing reading public was made up of people having varying reading tastes and skills.