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Elements of Rhetoric; A Course in Plain Prose Composition (Paperback) Loot Price: R517
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Elements of Rhetoric; A Course in Plain Prose Composition (Paperback): Alphonso Gerald Newcomer

Elements of Rhetoric; A Course in Plain Prose Composition (Paperback)

Alphonso Gerald Newcomer

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: Now farther along in the essay were to be found such straightforward sentences as these: Air has a faint bluish tint which on a sunshiny day becomes in the sky a very pure and deep blue. This tint is not believed to be the natural color of the atmosphere. Were it such, the air would act the part of a blue pane of glass, rendering the white light of the sun blue as it reached our eyes. The blue of the air is thought to be a reflected blue. If reflected, there must be something in the air to reflect it; and such indeed is the case. Perfectly pure air would doubtless be without color, but perfectly pure air we do not find. Etc. Here at last was stuff of the right sort?good matter and a good manner. What the writer had failed to realize, as his introduction showed, was that such simple statements of fact concerning the atmosphere as would satisfy a teacher of chemistry or of physics would satisfy a teacher of composition?just that and nothing more or less. He had not yet learned that composition must not be detached from the other activities of hand or brain, in school or out. 4. Limitation of the Subject. Another point is suggested by this last subject. The subject is of the right nature, but it is too broad to be treated in an ordinary school essay. Nothing short of a volume would warrant the selection of such an unqualified theme as " Air." The briefer the title the broader the theme, and consequently the fuller the treatment demanded. The theme before us might have been narrowed in many ways. The writer might have confined himself to the chemical composition of air, to its physical properties, or to its relation to organic life. " The Blue Color of the Atmosphere " would constitute a good subject in itself. Narrowing the theme is not only a proper measure to take when ...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Alphonso Gerald Newcomer
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 7mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 234
ISBN-13: 978-1-4590-4478-4
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-4590-4478-9
Barcode: 9781459044784

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