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English Composition and Style; A Handbook for College Students (Paperback) Loot Price: R591
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English Composition and Style; A Handbook for College Students (Paperback): William Tenney Brewster

English Composition and Style; A Handbook for College Students (Paperback)

William Tenney Brewster

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1913. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... chapter ii subjects and titles The great question, "What shall I write about?" is answered in the actual world of discourse by one's desires, interests, and mental resources, by a knowledge of an audience and the call of an occasion or an editor. In school and college courses in rhetoric it is usually answered by the selection of subjects suitable for training at a special stage. Evidently the more nearly the latter conditions may imitate the former the better. For convenience in this chapter we may say that good subjects for training comprise (1) reproductions of what is already in print, as translations and summaries, (2) personal subjects, taken from one's experience or interests and involving observation and imagination, and (3) learned subjects which call for some reading and research. This classification is less accurate and complete than suggestive, but it will be found to be not very far from what authors are actually writing about, though the varieties in each class are legion. Translation and summary. The function of these forms in the world of writing is to make more accessible facts expressed in an unknown tongue, or what is of too great length for the reader with limited time, or, in longer works, to serve as illustration. This last function needs further explanation; the necessity for the others is evident. Of the use of summary to illustrate a point, the following example will serve. Walter Bagehot, in a brilliant essay entitled, Wordsworth, Tennyson and Browning; or, Pure, Ornate, and Grotesque Art in English Poetry,1 used his poets to illustrate his idea of the three kinds of art. Of " ornate art" he says: 1 Literary Essays. The extreme opposite to this pure art is what may be called ornate art. This species of art aims also at giving a delineat...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: William Tenney Brewster
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 9mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 168
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-66071-9
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-150-66071-6
Barcode: 9781150660719

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