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The Art of Writing & Speaking the English Language (Volume 3); Composition (Paperback) Loot Price: R249
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The Art of Writing & Speaking the English Language (Volume 3); Composition (Paperback): Sherwin Cody
The Art of Writing & Speaking the English Language (Volume 3); Composition (Paperback): Sherwin Cody

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The Art of Writing & Speaking the English Language (Volume 3); Composition (Paperback)

Sherwin Cody

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1903. Excerpt: ... sense of humor will hardly see the force of the reference to Thurtell, the murderer. It is a whimsical way of indicating by a specific example how empty the writer's brain was, forcing him to reflect on such a subject in so trivial a manner. Observe the occasional summing up of the meaning, curiously repeating exactly the same thing-- "Did you ever have a very bad cold--?" "Did you ever have an obstinate cold--?" The very short sentences summarize the very long ones. The repetition is meant to give the impression of being clumsy and stupid. In describing harshness we use words that are harsh, in describing awkwardness we use words that are awkward, in describing brightness and lightness we use words that are bright and light, in the very words themselves giving a concrete illustration of what we mean. CHAPTER V. RIDICULE: Poe. I have said that humor is good-natured and winning. This is always true, though the winning of one reader may be at the expense of some other. Humor used to win one at the expense of another is called satire and sarcasm. The simplest form of using satire and sarcasm is in direct ridicule. Ridicule, satire, and sarcasm are suitable for use against an open enemy, such as a political opponent, against a public nuisance which ought to be suppressed, or in behalf of higher Ideals and standards. The one thing that makes this style of little effect is anger or morbid intensity. While some thing or some one is attacked, perhaps with ferocity, results are to be obtained by winning the reader. So it comes about that winning, goodnatured humor is an essential element in really successful ridicule. If intense or morbid hatred or temper is allowed to dominate, the reader is repulsed and made distrustful, and turns away without being affected in the desired way at all. The ...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Sherwin Cody
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 32
ISBN-13: 978-1-154-32881-3
Barcode: 9781154328813
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-154-32881-3

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