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Building great sentences : how to write the kinds of sentences you love to read

Author: Brooks Landon
Publisher: New York, New York : Plume/Penguin Group, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Drawing on examples from masters of long, elegant sentences, this science-oriented approach to writing, based on one of the Teaching Company's best-selling courses, shares basic writing strategies and encourages students to embrace the sheer joy of language.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brooks Landon
ISBN: 9780452298606 0452298601
OCLC Number: 820123650
Notes: "A PLUME BOOK."
Includes index.
Description: xv, 267 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: A Sequence of Words --
Grammar and Rhetoric --
The Primacy of Propositions --
How Sentences Grow --
The Rhythm of Cumulative Syntax --
Coordinate, Subordinate, and Mixed Cumulative Patterns --
Cumulative Tweaks and Tighten-Ups --
Prompts of Comparison and Speculation --
The Riddle of Prose Rhythm --
Suspensive Syntax: The Rhythm of Delay --
Degrees of Suspensiveness, Significance of Surprise --
Balanced Sentences and Balanced Forms --
The Rhythm of Threes --
Long Sentences and Master Sentences --
Sentences as Keys to the Gift of Style.
Responsibility: Brooks Landon.

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Drawing on examples from masters of long, elegant sentences, this science-oriented approach to writing, based on one of the Teaching Company's best-selling courses, shares basic writing strategies and encourages students to embrace the sheer joy of language.

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"The most erudite, readable book anyone has ever written on the sentence."--Adrian Blevins, associate professor of English, Colby College "An Elements of Style for the prodigious, Building Great Read more...

 
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