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.: Virtual Salt Robert A. Harris Version Date: January 19, 2013 This book contains definitions and examples of more than sixty traditional rhetorical devices, (including rhetorical tropes and rhetorical figures) all of which can still be useful today to improve the effectiveness, clarity, and enjoyment of your writing. Note: This book was written in 1980, with some changes since.
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Just going through my notebooks. I seldom, if ever, give actual writing advice. So I’ll let others do it. Here are a few I think you’ll find particularly helpful, in no particular order. OK, so some of them aren’t really about writing better per se.
English 50 – Intro to Creative Writing: Exercises for Poets First Lines: The King James Bible has long been recognized for its importance to English literature.
Teaching Writing The Final Free Modifier—Once More Journal of Teaching Writing , February 2013 Richard L. Graves, Sherry Swain, David Morse This article explores generative rhetoric, the practice of generating and adding new content in the form of modifiers to an existing sentence, and its use for improving the quality of writing in secondary schools.
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Summary: This resource offers a number of pages about comma use. Contributors: Dana Driscoll, Allen Brizee Last Edited: 2013-02-13 11:23:06 Comma Use
Summary: This handout provides examples and description about writing papers in literature. It discusses research topics, how to begin to research, how to use information, and formatting. Contributors: Purdue OWL Last Edited: 2011-10-19 02:27:10 What Makes a Good Literature Paper?
Writing a book is no easy task, it is a complex process which involves planning, discipline, and time. Writing your first book can get tricky because it is not always obvious where you should start from. Here are five steps you can follow when writing your book. 1. Plan your book
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GRAMMAR good bad + ugly!
Clauses come in four types: main [or independent ], subordinate [or dependent ], adjective [or relative ], and noun . Every clause has at least a subject and a verb . Other characteristics will help you distinguish one type of clause from another. Every main clause will follow this pattern:
When teaching adverbial and adjective clauses to students, it is important to demonstrate how these types of clauses differ. While they are both dependent clauses that cannot stand on their own and thus require another independent clause to create a grammatical sentence, adverbial clauses and adjective clauses perform two distinct functions in sentences. Adverbial Clauses Adverbial clauses are dependent clauses that modify verbs and verb phrases. Adverbial clauses answer questions about the verb phrase that relate to time, location, purpose, and condition.
Basic Principle: Singular subjects need singular verbs; plural subjects need plural verbs. My brother is a nutritionist. My sisters are mathematicians. See the section on Plurals for additional help with subject-verb agreement.
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