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. The devices presented are not in alphabetical order.
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Summary: This resource offers a number of pages about comma use. Contributors:Dana Driscoll, Allen BrizeeLast Edited: 2013-04-03 10:39:33 Comma Use Commas
Writing About Literature 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 OWLLast Edited: 2011-10-19 02:27:10 What Makes a Good Literature Paper?
Common Themes in Literature It has been argued that there are anywhere between 3 and 40 main themes in literature that continue to be explored by each successive generation of writers. No one knows for what the real number is--it depends on who you ask--but below is a list, not necessarily inclusive, of the most common ones. There are many variations, and there are often overlaps as well.
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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: The Clause
Teaching Adverbial and Adjective Clauses 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.
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