Style and Statement / Edition 1

Style and Statement / Edition 1

by Edward P. J. Corbett, Robert J. Connors
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195115430

ISBN-13: 9780195115437

Pub. Date: 09/03/1998

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


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…  See more details below

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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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195115437
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/03/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
988,630
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.20(d)

Table of Contents

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
Oxymoron
Concluding Remarks on the Figures of Speech
Imitation
Testimonies about the Value of Imitation
Rollo Walter Brown: "How the French Boy Learns to Write"
Exercises in Imitation
Imitating Sentence Patterns
Sample Imitations
Readings
Hugh Blair: Critical Examination of the Style of Mr. Addison in No. 411 of "The Spectator"
John F. Kennedy: Inaugural Address
A Paragraph of Virginia Woolf Analyzed for Style
Index

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