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Style in Prose - Definition and Discussion - Grammar and Composition
For more information about English prose style (including some of the traditional ways of identifying and classifying styles), see Definitions and Observations, ...
Samuel Johnson on the Bugbear Style - Grammar and Composition
... familiar propositions [are] so disguised that they cannot be known." Johnson's own name for this "terrific" and "repulsive" kind of prose is "the bugbear style."
Formal Prose Style - Definition and Examples
A formal prose style is typically used in scholarly books and articles, technical reports, research papers, and legal documents. Contrast with informal style.
A Vigorous Prose Style, by Henry David Thoreau - From "A Week on ...
In this metaphorically rich passage, Thoreau discusses the virtues of a plain style, arguing that "steady labor with the hands" is the the most effective way of ...
Readings on Rhetoric and Style - Grammar and Composition
A collection of essays and lectures on rhetoric and English prose style by Jonathan Swift, H.L. Mencken, William Hazlitt, Kurt Vonnegut, and many others.
Prose - Definition and Examples - Composition Glossary
Prose is ordinary writing (both fiction and nonfiction) as distinguished from verse. ... down my comments but almost entirely by writing imitations of the style.
Passages on English Prose Style - Grammar and Composition
Like language itself, prose styles change over time. And yet some of the key principles underlying an effective style have proved remarkably enduring. With this ...
What Is the Running Style? - Sentence and Prose Styles - The ...
In contrast to the periodic sentence style, with its carefully layered subordinate clauses, the running style offers a relentless succession of simple and compound  ...
HL Mencken's Hyperbolic Prose Style - Grammar and Composition
"The essence of a sound style is that it cannot be reduced to rules" ... Mencken's prose style is often marked by unrestrained hyperbole --an "extravagant ...
Ten Classic Essays on English Prose Style - Grammar and ...
Jun 14, 2010 ... Despite the changes in English prose over the past few centuries, we may still benefit from the stylistic observations of the old masters. Here ...
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