Introduction: Bacon’s fame as a writer depends most of all on the fact that he is the father of modern English prose. He evolved a prose style that. Get an answer for ‘What examples of Francis Bacon’s aphoristic style can be seen in his and find homework help for other Francis Bacon questions at eNotes. Get an answer for ‘Examine the aphoristic style in Bacon’s essays.’ and find homework help for other Francis Bacon questions at eNotes.
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This sentence conveys to us the idea that every man has the highest possible opinion of himself. And Bacon draws these analogies from a surprising range of sources. All his sentences express astute wisdom in the minimum possible words.
His essays have become a classic of the English language and they owe this position, not so much to their subject matter, as to their inimitable style and literary flavour. Here Bacon conveys a valuable moral by the use of the minimum possible number of words. You are commenting using your Twitter account. Such weighing and balancing makes his style antithetical.
But in the essay, Of Suitors, we find sentences which do not reveal their meaning easily because of great condensation of thought.
He evolved a prose style that aphoristtic for the first time that English could also be used to express the subtleties of thought, in clear and uninvolved sentences. So far, the great defect in English prose had been its prolixity and diffuseness.
Thus he lagged far behind his parents and got lost in the crowd of the fair. There is terseness of expression and epigrammatic brevity, in the essays of Bacon.
His Allusions and Quotations: A reader feels inexpressible delight in reading his essays and feels wiser and more enlightened after reading the pearls of wisdom in the essays of Bacon.
Of Love, too, ends with such an baccon sentence: Related Questions What is Harvard style of writing? The style of Bacon is not the personal and chatty style of the subjective essayist like Montaigne and Lamb. Here are a few examples. In Of Great Place, we have: His sentences are brief and rapid, aphlristic they are also forceful.
His essays are considered a whiff of a fresh air in the heavy and pompous essays written in Elizabethan age.
These essays are very brief in length. Remember me on this computer. In fact, the essays of Bacon have to be read slowly because of the compact and condensed thought. The stylistic changes are prompted mainly by the desire to bring about greater clarity and richness. Though, his style is heavy with learning, yet it is more flexible than any of his predecessors and contemporaries.
Bacon’s prose style.
An OTP has been sent to your email address. In of Praise Bacon says in neatly compressed sentence: Some have admired them for dazzling rhetoric, others his grace. Bacon wants to convey a load of meaning; he means that a lie that is merely heard or read about will not cause much harm, because, it is a passing shadow.
There was no attempt polishing the style or clothing the statements with literary beauty or imaginative grace. This sentence conveys to us the idea that every man has the highest possible opinion of himself. Khadimsubhpoto Posted Jun 24, General Views. Bacon seems to follow Niccolo Machiavelli to write his easy as Machiavelli who was a thinker of Renaissance period is also straight forward and pragmatic in his speech.
His essays were jotted down in a terse and pithy and concise language. There are a number of similes and metaphors in the essay Of Friendship, such as: The short, pithy sayings in his essays have become popular mottoes and household expressions.
His style includes various qualities.
Aphoristic Style of Francis Bacon — Illustrations from the Essays
There are a number of aphoristic sentences in this essay. Take the essay, Of Truth. Some of these may be quoted here:. This is not convincing. When he makes a statement, he almost bacno counter-balances it. He evolved a prose style that proved for the first time that English could also be used to express the subtleties of thought, in clear and uninvolved.