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Building great sentences : exploring the writer's craft

Author: Brooks Landon; Teaching Company.
Publisher: Chantilly, VA : Teaching Co., 2008.
Series: Great courses (DVD)
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Brooks Landon; Teaching Company.
ISBN: 1598034480 9781598034486
OCLC Number: 693093806
Notes: "Course No. 2368."
Performer(s): Taught by Prof. Brooks Landon, University of Iowa.
Description: 4 DVD : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guidebook (124 pages ; 19 cm).
Details: Region 0.
Contents: pt. 1. Lecture 1. A sequence of words --
Lecture 2. Grammar and rhetoric --
Lecture 3. Propositions and meaning --
Lecture 4. How sentences grow --
Lecture 5. Adjectival steps --
Lecture 6. The rhythm of cumulative syntax --
Lecture 7. Direction of modification --
Lecture 8. Coordinate, subordinate, and mixed patterns --
Lecture 9. Coordinate cumulative sentences --
Lecture 10. Subordinate and mixed cumulatives --
Lecture 11. Prompts of comparison --
Lecture 12. Prompts of explanation. pt. 2. Lecture 13. The riddle of prose rhythm --
Lecture 14. Cumulative syntax to create suspense --
Lecture 15. Degrees of suspensiveness --
Lecture 16. The mechanics of delay --
Lecture 17. Prefab patterns for suspense --
Lecture 18. Balanced sentences and balanced forms --
Lecture 19. The rhythm of twos --
Lecture 20. The rhythm of threes --
Lecture 21. Balanced series and serial balances --
Lecture 22. Master sentences --
Lecture 23. Sentences in sequence --
Lecture 24. Sentences and prose style.
Series Title: Great courses (DVD)
Responsibility: Brooks Landon.

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