9780764121814

The Art of Styling Sentences

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    9780764121814

  • ISBN10:

    0764121812

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2002-08-01
  • Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Inc

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Summary

Accepted writing style conventions change very slowly, but they do change.hat is all the more reason why this favourite reference book for students,riters, and educators requires periodic updating. In this new edition, theuthors review the fundamentals of correct sentence structure, then presentwenty basic sentence patterns that encompass virtually every effective wayf writing simple, compound, and complex sentences. They give advice on wayso vary rhythm and sentence patterns to produce a more interesting writingtyle. Example sentences as well as brief essays by recognized writers areresented and analyzed. This brand-new edition, updated with manyontemporary examples of fine writing style, will inspire both students andeasoned writers to make their own essays sing.

Table of Contents

Preface v
Introduction vi
Suggestions for the Instructor ix
Sentence combining ix
Suggestions for teaching Chapter 1 ix
Suggestions for teaching Chapter 2-the patterns x
Suggestions for the Student xiv
How to get the most from this book xiv
Marginalia: to encourage deliberate craftsmanship xv
A paragraph analyzing a simile in poetry xvii
A paragraph defining a term xviii
The Sentence
1(5)
What exactly is a sentence?
1(4)
Some helpful references
5(1)
The Twenty Patterns
6(105)
Now let's make sentences grow
6(1)
Compound constructions
6(13)
Pattern 1: Compound sentence: semicolon, no conjunction
7(5)
Pattern 2: Compound sentence with elliptical construction
12(3)
Pattern 3: Compound sentence with explanatory statement
15(4)
Sentences with series
19(26)
Pattern 4: A series without a conjunction
20(4)
Pattern 4a: A series with a variation
24(4)
Pattern 5: A series of balanced pairs
28(3)
Pattern 6: An introductory series of appositives
31(4)
Pattern 7: An internal series of appositives or modifiers
35(3)
Pattern 7a: A variation: a single appositive or a pair
38(3)
Pattern 8: Dependent Clauses in a pair or in a series
41(4)
Repetitions
45(17)
Pattern 9: Repetition of a key term
47(4)
Pattern 9a: A variation: same word repeated in parallel structure
51(3)
Pattern 10: Emphatic appositive at end, after a colon
54(4)
Pattern 10a: A variation: appositive after a dash
58(4)
Modifiers
62(17)
Pattern 11: Interrupting modifier between S and V
63(4)
Pattern 11a: A full sentence as interrupting modifier
67(4)
Pattern 12: Introductory or concluding participles
71(5)
Pattern 13: A Single modifier Out of place for emphasis
76(3)
Inversions
79(9)
Pattern 14: Prepositional phrase before S and V
80(3)
Pattern 15: Object or complement before S and V
83(2)
Pattern 15a: Complete inversion of normal pattern
85(3)
An assortment of patterns
88(23)
Pattern 16: Paired constructions
88(5)
Pattern 16a: A paired construction for contrast only
93(4)
Pattern 17: Dependent clause as subject or object or complement
97(3)
Pattern 18: Absolute construction anywhere in sentence
100(3)
Pattern 19: The short, simple sentence for relief or dramatic effect
103(2)
Pattern 19a: A short question for dramatic effect
105(3)
Pattern 20: The deliberate fragment
108(3)
Sentences Grow
111(13)
Style
111(1)
Combining the patterns-ten ways
112(5)
Expanding sentences
117(2)
Myths about coordinators
119(3)
A sentence with special emphasis: the periodic sentence
122(2)
Figurative Language in Sentences
124(8)
Figures of speech
124(7)
Allusion
124(1)
Analogy
125(2)
Hyperbole and understatement
127(1)
Irony
128(1)
Metaphor
128(2)
Personification
130(1)
Simile
130(1)
Further reading
131(1)
The Twenty Patterns-In Print
132(13)
``Tough Country,'' from C. L. Sonnichsen's Tularosa
132(7)
Excerpt from Arthur Schlesinger's A Thousand Days
139(4)
``Place of Sorrows,'' from On the Road with Charles Kuralt
143(2)
Appendix 145(12)
Punctuation
145(8)
Suggested review questions
153(3)
Miscellaneous questions
156(1)
Index 157

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