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A Practical System of Rhetoric, Or, the Principles and Rules of Style Inferred from Examples of Writing; To Which Is Added a Historical Dissertation on English Style (Paperback) Loot Price: R404
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A Practical System of Rhetoric, Or, the Principles and Rules of Style Inferred from Examples of Writing; To Which Is Added a...
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A Practical System of Rhetoric, Or, the Principles and Rules of Style Inferred from Examples of Writing; To Which Is Added a Historical Dissertation on English Style (Paperback)

Samuel Phillips Newman

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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: mass of metaphors and comparisons. There is evidence of an active imagination, but it wants the guidance of taste. There is also ingenuity, but it manifests itself in strange conceits and far-fetched illustrations. From these instances we learn what is meant by the epithets simple, elegant, specious, and florid, as applied to style; and these epithets denote the most common qualities of those styles in which ornament abounds. "N' Section 3. On modes of writing suited to different subjects and occasions. It is the design in the preceding chapters to treat of the principles and rules of good writing. An examination of the different classes of literary productions, and of the style suited to them, may form a second part of this work. All that will now be attempted, is to give in a short section some practical directions, which may aid the writer in those kinds of composition which are most common. Such are Epistolary writings, Essays, Historical and Fictitious writings, Argumentative Discussions, and Orations. Epistolary Writings are communications between individuals, which serve as a medium both of friendly intercourse and of transacting the business of life. They hold a middle rank between the unrestrained flow and carelessness of conversation, and the preciseness and formality of dignified composition, approaching, however, nearer to the former than to the latter. Authors sometimes assume the form of letters in their publications when nothing more than the form is designed to be used. Such letters, though addressed to individuals, are in fact written for the public, and dropping the addresses prefixed to them, differ in no respect from the essay or dissertation. These are not included in the class of writings I am now describing. Letters of friendly intercourse...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Samuel Phillips Newman
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 5mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 100
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-42860-6
Barcode: 9780217428606
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LSN: 0-217-42860-6

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