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The elements of expression : putting thoughts into words

Author: Arthur Plotnik
Publisher: Berkeley, California : Cleis Press, Inc., [2012]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Revised and expanded editionView all editions and formats
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Presents a guide to writing and speaking expressively, offering advice on such topics as high energy verbs, figures of speech, syntax, word patterns, and vocabulary.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Plotnik, Arthur.
Elements of expression.
Berkeley, CA : Cleis Press, 2012
(OCoLC)797814607
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur Plotnik
ISBN: 9781936740147 1936740141
OCLC Number: 768792547
Notes: "Viva Editions."
Description: xvii, 330 pages ; 18 cm
Contents: Containments. Gasping for words ; Standard English : who needs it? ; Grammar and other night sweats --
Extrusions. Expressiveness ; Steps toward expressiveness ; Expressing "the real you" ; Elements of force ; Force, figures of speech, and a little Longinus ; Make my day : the power of tough talk --
Patternings. Model expression : in search of paradigms ; Other people's words ; Infusions for tired vocabularies ; Specialized words : stimulation for every occasion ; Speaking louder than words : oral presentation --
Afterword : intensity in creative expression --
Coda : an appreciation by Stephen Wilbers.
Responsibility: Arthur Plotnik.

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Presents a guide to writing and speaking expressively, offering advice on such topics as high energy verbs, figures of speech, syntax, word patterns, and vocabulary.

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