Style and Statement

ISBN-10: 0195115430

ISBN-13: 9780195115437

Edition: 1998 (Reprint)

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Developed from the very popular fourth chapter of the authors' Classical Rhetoric for the Modern Student, 4th ed., Style and Statement is a concise introduction to the components of effective style as they were first defined by classical rhetoricians and as they apply to writing today. An essential reference for students and all writers, it incorporates numerous lively exercises that emphasize the contemporary applications of classic styles. The book opens with an extended discussion of diction and continues with an analysis of sentence composition and Professor Corbett's famous numerical style studies, which unite the principles of diction and sentence organization. Its catalogue of figures of speech is exceptionally comprehensive and includes definitions of the classic tropes. A practical application of imitation as a means of developing style introduces the final section of the text, which consists of the analysis of selected short readings ranging from an eighteenth-century work by Hugh Blair to John F. Kennedy's inaugural address.
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List price: $49.95
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/3/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Preface
The Study Of Style
Grammatical Competence
Choice of Diction An Adequate Vocabulary Purity, Propriety, and Precision of Diction
Composition of the Sentence
Study of Style Kind of Diction
Length of Sentences
Kinds of Sentences
Variety of Sentence
Patterns Sentence Euphony Articulation of Sentences
Figures of Speech
Paragraphing A Student Report on a Study of Style
Stylistic Study (Grammatical Types of Sentence)
Stylistic Study (Sentence Openers)
Stylistic Study (Diction
Figures of Speech
The Schemes Schemes of Words
Schemes of Construction
The Tropes Metaphor and Simile Synecdoche
Metonymy Puns Anthimeria Periphrasis Personification or Prosopopoeia
Hyperbole Litotes Rhetorical
Question Irony Onomatopoeia OxymoronConcluding
Remarks on the Figures of SpeechImitation
Testimonies about the Value of Imitation Rollo Walter Brown
"How the French Boy Learns to Write"
Exercises in Imitation Imitating Sentence Patterns Sample
ImitationsReadings Hugh Blair
Critical Examination of the Style of Mr
Addison in No. 411 of "The Spectator"
Inaugural AddressA Paragraph of Virginia Woolf Analyzed for Style
Index
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