Day Four

Coming round again to the starting-point.
Language is a means of communication. To charge language with meaning to the utmost possible degree, we have as stated, the three chief means:

I throwing the object (fixed or moving)on to the visual imagination.

II inducing emotional correlations by the sound and rhythm of the speech.

III inducing both of the effects by stimulating the associations (intellectual or emotional) that have remained in the receiver’s consciousness in relation to the actual words or word groups employed.

(phanopoeia, melopoeia, logopoeia)

Incompetence will show in the use of too many words.

Quoted from: Pound, Ezra. ABC of Reading. New York: New Directions, 1934 (as are all of the Pound quotes so far).