Wilson, Douglas, and Nathan D. Wilson. The Rhetoric Companion: A Student's Guide to Power in Persuasion. Moscow, Idaho: Canon, 2011.
Lesson 28, “Elocution” pp. 137-139.
Wilson now reminds the reader that “elocution is the art of speaking distinctly, clearly, and well with regard to the pronunciation and relations of your words” (Wilson 2011, 137). Considering the voice as a musical instrument, how is the speech best performed? Wilson divides the delivery into tone “quality, force, pitch, movement, stress, and intervals” (Wilson 2011, 137). Consideration of each qualitative aspect can make a speech achieve its maximum effect.