plain speech

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Dear girl," he began, "there is a troublesome business ahead of us, and nothing but the most absolute honesty and plain speech will see us through.
Lydgate's instinct was fine enough to tell him that plain speech, quite free from ostentatious caution, would be felt by Mr.
Her plain speech could be mistaken for simplicity, except that her work is remarkable for its wisdom.
Consummate activist Archie Green summed it up: "In using plain speech to communicate with others inside and outside our professions, we undergird analysis, advance action, and step into coalitions.
In the first chapter, "Take and Taste, Take and Read: Desiring, Reading, and Taking Presence in George Herbert's The Temple," Netzley advocates for the poem's instruction regarding the taking of the sacrament, and validates the poet's plain speech for devotion.
A barrister and high court judge in his African homeland, Sentamu is known for his plain speech, energy and zeal for spreading the gospel.
My ancestors were Quakers and we used the plain speech in our house when I was growing up.
Harold Rhenisch's piece, for example, charms with an admixture of magic, plain speech, and invocations of Robin Skelton, mentor and friend.
Poets in the confessional vein who came of age in the 1960s and '70s often inherited the mode either through the forthright, politically charged plain speech of Adrienne Rich or the arcane, dense lyricism of Sylvia Plath.
It was a plain speech, like those of early American presidents, better savoured in the reading that in the listening.
Mazzio argues that on the Renaissance stage "incoherence was not just the bad 'other' to rhetorical fluency or plain speech," but "a site where meanings and emotions disavowed by dominant cultural formations could be voiced" (2).
Given his celebration of masculinity, his maturation as a writer in war, Mailer is said to have modeled himself on Ernest Hemingway-not as a stylist (Hemingway is the ultimate plain speech writer, Mailer is a rhetorician), but as a moralist: To put one's body at risk is philosophically meaningful.