A Self Made of Words

In this wise and ingenious little guide, noted essayist Carl Klaus shows you how to adapt your self to the needs of such varied nonfiction, by varying his own persona to illustrate the distinctive effect produced by each aspect and element ...

Author: Carl H. Klaus

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 9781609381943

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Confident or fretful, solemn or sassy, tough or tender, casual or formal: the self you project in writing—your persona—is the byproduct of numerous decisions you make about what to say and how to say it. Though any single word or phrase or sentence might make little difference within the scope of an entire essay or book, collectively they create an impression of who you are or seem to be—an impression that’s sure to influence how readers respond to your work. Thus it’s essential to take charge of how you come across on the page, to craft an appropriate persona for whatever you’re writing, whether it’s a personal essay, a blog, a technical report, a letter to the editor, or a memoir. In this wise and ingenious little guide, noted essayist Carl Klaus shows you how to adapt your self to the needs of such varied nonfiction, by varying his own persona to illustrate the distinctive effect produced by each aspect and element of writing. Klaus divides his book into two parts: first, an introduction to the nature and function of a persona, then a survey of the most important elements of writing that contribute to the character of a persona, from point of view and organization to diction and sentence structure. Both parts contain exercises that will give you practice in developing a persona of your choice. Challenging and stimulating, each of his exercises focuses on a distinctly different aspect of composition and style, so as to help you develop the skills of a versatile and personable writer. By focusing on the most important ways of projecting your self in nonfiction prose, you can learn to craft a distinctive self in your writing.

Autobiography

Goodwin (English, UCLA) establishes the importance of autobiography to both literature and social history, discussing such diverse topics as the American success paradigm, the relationship between literacy and liberation in African-American ...

Author: James Goodwin

Publisher: Twayne Pub

ISBN: UVA:X002437088

Category: Literary Criticism

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Goodwin (English, UCLA) establishes the importance of autobiography to both literature and social history, discussing such diverse topics as the American success paradigm, the relationship between literacy and liberation in African-American society, the use of the third person in autobiography, and the importance of the genre in the emergence of cultures and social groups traditionally confined to minority status. Includes close studies of several French and American works, and a bibliographic essay. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Risen by Perseverance Or Lives of Self made Men

suitable words that should occur to me . Then I compared my Spectator with the
original , discovered some of my faults , and corrected them . But I found I wanted
a stock of words , or a readiness in recollecting and using them , which I thought I
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ISBN: UOM:39015088592137

Category: Biography

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Self Made

She’s got three months to make him a better man . . . but what if he’s perfect already?

Author: Belinda Williams

Publisher: Belinda Williams

ISBN: 9780648809906

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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She’s got three months to make him a better man . . . but what if he’s perfect already? Jessica Jinks has got it made—as the face of her online fitness brand, her business is going from strength to strength. Especially if she can take Ant Monticello, comedian and co-host of an evening current affairs show, from unfit to ripped in three months. Ant knows he’s not Jess’s type. Not surprising when he considers walking down the street to pick up fast food to be cardio exercise. But he does make her laugh, and he’s determined to turn himself into the man she wants. With the whole country watching, Jess knows Ant is strictly off-limits and the success of her business relies on keeping things professional. Even if he makes her pulse race in the best way possible . . . But when Ant starts to change—not in a good way—Jess finds herself questioning not only her business, but her heart, too. Could Ant be perfect just the way he is, even if he doesn’t think so?

Good Words

It is , doubtless , a humbling conclusion suggested by the English word is not in
the to which Scripture with all its force unites Greek word , which means simply
that which to urge us — man does not like being shut has been made . In the only
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ISBN: NYPL:33433081675781

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A Commentary

... may be taken as Solomon ' s words , forbidding a self - made righteousness of
outward performances , which would wrest salvation from God , instead of
receiving it as the gift of His grace . It is fanatical , Pharisaical righteousness
separated ...

Author: Robert Jamieson

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ISBN: UOM:39015064580411

Category: Bible

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Moderator topics

He will find hand - made compound word has only one accent , Remember the
chief aim of the | drop the hyphen . but handmaid , hand - pump but handpublic
schools is to make of the rising SPECIAL RULES . saw , hand - vise but
handspike ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015071505385

Category: Education

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The Education of a Self made Woman

In 1831, a new novel captivated the reading public in Sweden.

Author: Brita K. Stendahl

Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press

ISBN: UOM:39015032279872

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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In 1831, a new novel captivated the reading public in Sweden. It was intelligent, clever and strikingly well-informed in matters concerning women. It was published anonymously. It did not take long before it leaked out that the author was Fredrika Bremer, who soon accommodated her enthusiastic readers with another novel, and then another, and another. But the more discriminating readers soon detected a distinct prodding in her books and began to ask: Who does she think she is?

Michigan School Moderator

Remember the chief aim of the compound word has only one accent , but
handmaid , hand - pump but handBe not timid ; know ... Avoid making excuses to
visitors subjoin some selections made in the Why not do the same with anyone ,
for the ...

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ISBN: MSU:31293036434805

Category: Education

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Letters from a Self made Merchant to His Son

V July 7 , 189— Dear Pierrepont : Yours of the fourth has the right ring , and it
says more to the number of words used than any letter that I have ever received
from you . I remember reading once that some fellows use language to conceal ...

Author: George Horace Lorimer

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105047924241

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Remarks

Large and unusual words , especially in the mouths of ignorant people , are
worse than “ Rough on Rats ” in a boarding - house pie . Years ago there used to
be a pompous cuss in southern Wisconsin , who was a self - made man .
Extremely ...

Author: Bill Nye

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ISBN: PSU:000003853092

Category: American wit and humor

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Madam C J Walker

A biography of the African-American woman who went from being a laundress to a self-made millionaire.

Author: Della A. Yannuzzi

Publisher: Enslow Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 0766012042

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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A biography of the African-American woman who went from being a laundress to a self-made millionaire.

Household Words

The paternal home was dismal , the son . ... of his successes in his profession ,
house , the penniless child of his sister ; her and delighted to be styled a self -
made man ; name was Alice Deane . She sat ... Oonducted by HOUSEHOLD
WORDS .

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ISBN: MSU:31293018382493

Category: English literature

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The Critic

SATURDAY , AUGUST 19 , 1893 Social Test - Words . dislike the abbreviation of
words by the people of some of our ... Our models of pronunciation must be found
in the class time ; and I once heard of a very highly - educated , self - made ...

Author: Jeannette Leonard Gilder

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ISBN: HARVARD:HNXXCE

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Recollections of Writers

... firm , impossible - tobe - mistaken schoolmaster text hand ” that it was at
fortyone , when Lamb wrote these words ; the ... the parents were from home ; but
the children , who were busily employed in fabricating a treat of home - made
hard ...

Author: Charles Cowden Clarke

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ISBN: HARVARD:HWHREM

Category: Authors, English

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The Building News and Engineering Journal

Coins were at first manufactured derstood that no objection is being made , is the
one at the head of this paper , viz . , entirely by hand , and the rudest Saxon one
even were it possible , to manufacture in its the word manufacture , ” including ...

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ISBN: UIUC:30112117956489

Category: Architecture

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Arthur s Home Magazine

hardens instead of refining , and the " successful , self - made man ” is not usually
a The next Sunday evening Ross accom man of culture , nor of wide general
knowlpanied Janet to ... I never thought I could like words express such deep
truth .

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ISBN: CORNELL:31924069839052

Category: Women

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