Graphics Press has now published Virginia Tufte’s new book, Artful Sentences: Syntax as Style. A description of the book, some sample pages, and ordering. About adjectives: all fine prose is based on the verbs carrying the sentences. They make sentences move. Probably the finest technical poem in English is. Virginia Tufte’s Artful Sentences really came together for me in the last chapter. I imagine the book has a little something for everyone—the.

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If you’re trying to figure out something else, like slightly more advanced grammar, maybe you don’t like it as much.

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Hope to get back to it someday. Professional writers, however, do the best they can in whatever circumstances they find themselves. But enough about that. I often find myself just perusing the pics. Davis, Queen of My Heart, was a visiting scholar at the university in our town, sentebces gave a series of lectures, all of which I was unable to attend, because of work duties, and I was devastated.

And even as she uses advanced terms that may be unknown to the beginning writing student, she explains and defines them. Early on in the book she writes: This is my favorite book on writing. Account Options Sign in. I appreciate that Tufte resists approaching prose style with the usual declarative or even didactic imperative. The extracts tend to be short, but artfhl no less beautiful or illustrative for that.

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Construction as basic to meaning. So I read and re-read the examples. Listen to the sound of my own voice. To know the sentence is to love it and wish to perfect one’s command of it. The Artful Sentence is at the heart of all good writing.

All the different kinds of sentences examined. Gave up fairly quickly as did not feel prepared aentences it in some way. I feel like I missed the first week of class and was thrown into a lecture that makes no sense. Nails the thought to the deck.

Artful sentences : syntax as style

Similar Items Related Subjects: No eBook available Amazon. I’d never learned what an intransitive, transitive, syntactic punctuation, etc. But it is syntax that gives words the power to relate to each other in a sequence, to create rhythms and emphasis, to carry meaning–of whatever kind–as well artfuk glow individually in just the right place.

Here, she goes right into examples of the basic structure, the sentence first. The name field is required. Some features of WorldCat will not be available.

artfuk Jun 21, Anthony Connolly rated it it was amazing. Please enter recipient e-mail address es. For example, consider the introduction to The Noun as Fragment: And in looking at hundreds even approaching thousands of types of sentences, she frees students from feeling bound to particular constructions, offering them freedom and autonomy. Subjects English language — Rhetoric. The big difference, tufts, is that her writing is just as interesting as the examples. This optimistic view of the flexibility language provides for us is a liberating one.

And after providing the example, Tufte describes the syntactic options that could be considered in revision: They are taken from every written discipline.

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