First You Write a Sentence

And it's a power we all can wield. 'What a lovely thing this is: a book that delights in the sheer textural joy of good sentences . . .

Author: Joe Moran

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780241978504

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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A style guide by stealth - how anyone can write well (and can enjoy good writing) 'Moran is a past master at producing fine, accessible non-fiction.' - Helen Davies, Sunday Times 'Joe Moran has a genius for turning the prosaic poetic' - Peter Hennessy Advanced maths has no practical use, and is understood by few. A symphony can be widely appreciated, but created only by a genius. Good writing, however, can be written (and read) by anyone if we give it the gift of our time. And a sentence might be as near as many of us will get to orchestrating beauty. Enter universally praised historian Professor Joe Moran. Using minimal technical terms, First You Write a Sentence. is his unpedantic explanation of how the most ordinary words can be turned into verbal constellations of extraordinary grace. With examples from the Bible and Shakespeare to Orwell and Diana Athill, and with support from scientific studies of what most fires people's minds, he shows how we can all write in a way that is vivid, clear and engaging. With chapters from tools of the trade (from typewriters to texting and the impact this has on the craft); and writing and the senses (how to make the world visible and touchable); to how to find the ideal word, build a sentence, and construct a paragraph, First You Write a Sentence. informs by light example. It's an elegant gem in praise of the English sentence.

SUMMARY First You Write A Sentence The Elements Of Reading Writing And Life By Joe Moran

They have an incredible power to express the life in you and around you. How can you write with more attention and leave a beautiful imprint behind you? *Buy now the summary of this book for the modest price of a cup of coffee!

Author: Shortcut Edition

Publisher: Shortcut Edition

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 35

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* Our summary is short, simple and pragmatic. It allows you to have the essential ideas of a big book in less than 30 minutes. By reading this summary, you will learn to write more clearly and elegantly. You will also learn : that the basic unit of a text is the sentence; that a well-written sentence is a sentence that sounds good; that writing that is pleasant to read should seem to come naturally; that it is best to avoid the longest words, which are often difficult to pronounce; that punctuation is essential to give meaning to your sentence. Writing has been a human activity for thousands of years. In fact, writing is a formidable means of communication that new technologies have not made obsolete, quite the contrary. You probably write hundreds of words a day, writing e-mails or on social networks. However, do you care about the quality of your sentences? They have an incredible power to express the life in you and around you. How can you write with more attention and leave a beautiful imprint behind you? *Buy now the summary of this book for the modest price of a cup of coffee!

How to Write a Sentence

How to Write a Sentence is both a spirited love letter to the written word and a key to understanding how great writing works; it is a book that will stand the test of time.

Author: Stanley Fish

Publisher: Harper Paperbacks

ISBN: 006184053X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 176

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Some appreciate fine art; others appreciate fine wines. Stanley Fish appreciates fine sentences. The New York Times columnist and world-class professor has long been an aficionado of language. Like a seasoned sportscaster, Fish marvels at the adeptness of finely crafted sentences and breaks them down into digestible morsels, giving readers an instant play-by-play. In this entertaining and erudite gem, Fish offers both sentence craft and sentence pleasure, skills invaluable to any writer (or reader). How to Write a Sentence is both a spirited love letter to the written word and a key to understanding how great writing works; it is a book that will stand the test of time.

If You Should Fail

Moran manages to be funny, erudite and kindly: a rare - and compelling - combination. This is the essential antidote to a culture obsessed with success. Read it' Madeleine Bunting Failure is the small print in life's terms and conditions.

Author: Joe Moran

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780241988114

Category: Philosophy

Page: 176

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'There is an honesty and a clarity in Joe Moran's book If You Should Fail that normalises and softens the usual blows of life that enables us to accept and live with them rather than be diminished/wounded by them' Julia Samuel, author of Grief Works and This Too Shall Pass 'Full of wise insight and honesty. Moran manages to be funny, erudite and kindly: a rare - and compelling - combination. This is the essential antidote to a culture obsessed with success. Read it' Madeleine Bunting Failure is the small print in life's terms and conditions. Covering everything from examination dreams to fourth-placed Olympians, If You Should Fail is about how modern life, in a world of self-advertised success, makes us feel like failures, frauds and imposters. Widely acclaimed observer of daily life Joe Moran is here not to tell you that everything will be all right in the end, but to reassure you that failure is an occupational hazard of being human. As Moran shows, even the supremely gifted Leonardo da Vinci could be seen as a failure. Most artists, writers, sports stars and business people face failure. We all will, and can learn how to live with it. To echo Virginia Woolf, beauty "is only got by the failure to get it . . . by facing what must be humiliation - the things one can't do." Combining philosophy, psychology, history and literature, Moran's ultimately upbeat reflections on being human, and his critique of how we live now, offers comfort, hope - and solace. For we need to see that not every failure can be made into a success - and that's OK.

Q Skills for Success 3E Level 2 Reading and Writing

First , you write a topic sentence that states what the process is . Then you explain each step clearly . Use time order words to help guide your reader .

Author: Jenny Bixby

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780194836272

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 208

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A six-level paired skills series that helps students to think critically and succeed academically. The Third Edition builds on Q: Skills for Success' question-centered approach with even more critical thinking, up-to-date topics, and 100% new assessment.

Ultimate Guide to Business Writing

... because it's vowels that animate speech and hence writing – a point made very eloquently by Joe Moran in his delightful book, First You Write a Sentence ...

Author: Julian Maynard-Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000348163

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 188

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The Ultimate Guide to Business Writing is a comprehensive guide on how to write any kind of business document. Written clearly in an engaging voice, it explains in depth the whole process: from determining objectives to establishing readers’ needs, conducting research, outlining, and designing a template; to writing the first draft; to editing for meaning, accuracy, concision, style and emotional impact; to creating glossaries and indices; to proofreading and working with reviewers. The book also explains how to exploit the psychology of perception and motivation, collaborate effectively with business colleagues, manage documents holistically across an organisation, and deal with the other everyday practicalities of managing knowledge in a corporate environment. Every section of the book is packed with questions to stimulate thinking and generate meaningful answers, and dozens of examples of what works and why. The book’s also rich in practical examples drawn from real life, anecdotes, humour, and visual aids. But the advice isn’t just practical and anecdotal: it’s also rigorously supported by scientific evidence from notable linguists and psychologists such as Steven Pinker, Daniel Goleman and Yellowlees Douglas. And anyone keen to explore further will benefit from the bibliography and links to videos and other online resources. The book is ideal not just for professional business writers, such as editors, technical writers, copywriters and creative directors; it’s also suitable for anyone whose job requires them to write, whether it’s something as simple as an email or as complex as a set of policies or a handbook.

Complete Works

I hardly thought you So absolute a fool. First learn to be spasmodic— A very simple rule. “For first you write a sentence, And then you chop it small; ...

Author: Lewis Carroll

Publisher: ReadOn

ISBN: 9782291031529

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 129

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Complete fictional writings of Lewis Carroll with 285 original illustrations. The collection comes with inline tables of contents and links after each text/chapter which lead back to the respective tables. -------------------------- Contents: Novels " Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. (Illustrated by John Tenniel) " Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There. (Illustrated by John Tenniel) " Sylvie and Bruno. (Illustrated by Harry Furniss) " Sylvie and Bruno Concluded. (Illustrated by Harry Furniss) Stories " A Tangled Tale. (Illustrated by Arthur B. Frost) " Bruno's Revenge and Other Stories. " What the Tortoise Said to Achilles. Poems " Early Verse. " Puzzles from Wonderland. " Prologues to Plays. " Rhyme? And Reason? (Illustrated by Arthur B. Frost & Henry Holiday) " College Rhymes and Notes by an Oxford Chiel. " Acrostics, Inscriptions and Other Verses. " Three Sunsets and Other Poems. (Illustrated by E. Gertrude Thomson)

Compact First Student s Pack Student s Book Without Answers with CD ROM Workbook Without Answers with Audio CD

You are given a sentence which you must use in the story, and the content of ... You may be asked to write in the first person (I or we) or about someone ...

Author: Peter May

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107699014

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 164

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A highly focused Cambridge English: First (FCE) course providing efficient exam preparation in 50-60 core hours. Compact First Student's Book provides B2-level students with thorough preparation and practice needed for exam success. Ten units cover all five exam papers in a step-by-step approach. 'Quick steps' and Writing, Speaking and Listening guides, explain what to expect in the exam, and provide strategies on approaching each paper, model answers, useful expressions and further practice. A Grammar Reference covers all key areas of grammar. The CD-ROM provides interactive grammar, vocabulary and writing practice. The Workbook provides further practice corresponding to the Student's Book units with listening material on the Audio CD. Two complete practice tests are included online.

Phantasmagoria

First learn to be spasmodic— A very simple rule. “For first you write a sentence, And then you chop it small; Then mix the bits, and sort them out Just as ...

Author: Lewis Carroll

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783748138044

Category: Poetry

Page: 52

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Girt with a boyish garb for boyish task, Eager she wields her spade: yet loves as well Rest on the friendly knee, intent to ask The tale one loves to tell. Rude scoffer of the seething outer strife, Unmeet to read her pure and simple spright, Deem, if thou wilt, such hours a waste of life, Empty of all delight! Chat on, sweet Maid, and rescue from annoy Hearts that by wiser talk are unbeguilded. Ah, happy he who owns the tenderest joy, The heart-love of a child! Away, fond thoughts, and vex my soul no more! Work claims my wakeful nights, my busy days, Albeit bright memories of the sunlit shore Yet haunt my dreaming gaze.

The Secrets of Selling

When first you write a sentence , it is difficult to distil it fully . If you use the four - stage process for writing documents you will have several ...

Author: Geoff King

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0273713000

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 206

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Want to beat your sales target? Buy this book. This is THE new sales bible for anyone selling services. Full of practical, definitive advice and guidance, The Secrets of Selling will ensure you are primed for success in any sales situation.

Poets Writers Complete Guide to Being A Writer

FIRST YOU WRITE A SENTENCE: THE ELEMENTS OF READING, WRITING ... AND LIFE (Viking, 2018) by Joe Moran GOOD PROSE: THE ART OF NONFICTION (Random House, ...

Author: Kevin Larimer

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781529338874

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 496

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For half a century, writers at every stage of their careers have turned to the literary nonprofit organization Poets & Writers for help with their professional development. In this book Poets & Writers provides the authoritative guide for writers that answers every imaginable question about craft and career. From kickstarting your creativity and developing your style to getting your work read and published, this is the bible for authors of all genres and forms. Written by Kevin Larimer and Mary Gannon, the two most recent editors of Poets & Writers Magazine, this book brings an unrivaled understanding of the areas in which writers seek guidance and support. Filled with insider information like sample query letters, pitch letters, lists of resources, and worksheets for calculating freelance rates, tracking submissions, and managing your taxes, the guide does more than demystify the writing life-it also provides an array of powerful tools for building a sustainable career as a writer. In addition to the wealth of insights into creativity, publishing, and promotion are first-person essays from bestselling authors, including George Saunders, Christina Baker Kline, and Ocean Vuong, as well as reading lists from award-winning writers such as Anthony Doerr, Cheryl Strayed, and Natalie Diaz. Here, at last, is the ultimate comprehensive resource that belongs on every writer's desk

How to Write a Sentence Grades 3 5

This book will enable you to teach students the basics of sentence writing in an enjoyable and memorable fashion. The first section, This Is a Sentence!

Author: Kathleen Christopher Null

Publisher: Teacher Created Resources

ISBN: 9781576903261

Category: Education

Page: 48

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Introduces students to sentence writing, including: capitalization and punctuation, subjects, predicates, verbs, and complements.

Delphi Complete Works of Lewis Carroll Illustrated

First learn to be spasmodic - A very simple rule. “For first you write a sentence, And then you chop it small; Then mix the bits, and sort them out Just as ...

Author: Lewis Carroll

Publisher: Delphi Classics

ISBN: 9781908909367

Category: Fiction

Page: 3491

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Lewis Carroll was a prominent author of the Victorian age, having not only written the Alice novels, but also varied works such as mathematical treatises, poetry and short stories. This comprehensive eBook presents Carroll’s complete fictional works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 4) * Illustrated with hundreds of images relating to Carroll’s life and works * Annotated with concise introductions to the novels and other works * ALL the novels have their original Victorian illustrations – spend hours exploring the original Alice images and rarer images available nowhere else * The original version of ALICE’S ADVENTURES UNDER GROUND, with Carroll’s unique illustrations * Sir John Tenniel’s original illustrations for ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND * Includes rare poetry collections available in no other eBook * Special alphabetical list of poems * Images of how the novels first appeared * Carroll’s mathematical works * Four biographies – explore Carroll’s fascinating life in detail! * Ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres, allowing easy navigation around Carroll’s diverse oeuvre * UPDATED with improved texts, mathematical works and more images CONTENTS: The Novels Alice’s Adventures Under Ground (1865) Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Alice’s Adventures (1865) Through the Looking-Glass (1871) Sylvie and Bruno (1889) Sylvie and Bruno Concluded (1893) The Shorter Fiction A Tangled Tale (1885) Miscellaneous Short Fiction The Poetry Collections Early Verse Prologues to Plays College Rhymes and Notes by an Oxford Chiel (1868) Phantasmagoria and Other Poems (1869) Puzzles from Wonderland (1871) The Hunting of the Snark (1874) Three Sunsets and Other Poems (1898) Acrostics, Inscriptions and Other Verses The Poems List of Poems in Chronological Order List of Poems in Alphabetical Order The Non-Fiction Condensation of Determinants (1866) The Alphabet Cipher (1868) The Game of Logic (1887) Eight or Nine Wise Words about Letter-Writing (1890) Symbolic Logic (1896) Feeding the Mind (1907) The Biographies The Life and Letters of Lewis Carroll (1898) by Stuart Dodgson Collingwood The Story of Lewis Carroll (1899) by Isa Bowman Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1901) by Edward Verrall Lucas Lewis Carroll in Wonderland and at Home (1910) by Belle Moses Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse our other titles

Jabberwocky and Other Poems

First learn to be spasmodic , A very simple rule . “ For first you write a sentence , And then you chop it small ; Then mix the bits , and sort them out ...

Author: Lewis Carroll

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486113296

Category: Poetry

Page: 64

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Includes 38 nonsense verses and parodies: "The Walrus and the Carpenter," "Father William," "My Fancy," "A Sea Dirge," "Hiawatha's Photographing," "The Mad Gardener's Song," "Poeta Fit, non Nascitur," and many others.

Phantasmagoria and Other Poems

First learn to be spasmodic — A very simple rule. “For first you write a sentence, And then you chop it small; Then mix the bits, POETA FIT, NON NASCITUR .

Author: Льюис Кэрролл

Publisher: Litres

ISBN: 9785040827459

Category: Fiction

Page:

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Jabberwocky and Other Nonsense

Ihardly thought you Soabsolute afool. First learn to bespasmodic – A very simple rule. “For first you write a sentence, [20] And thenyou chopitsmall; ...

Author: Lewis Carroll

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141956695

Category: Poetry

Page: 464

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The first collected and annotated edition of Carroll's brilliant, witty poems, edited by Gillian Beer. 'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves / Did gyre and gimble in the wabe...' wrote Lewis Carroll in his wonderfully playful poem of nonsense verse, 'Jabberwocky'. This new edition collects together the marvellous range of Carroll's poetry, including nonsense verse, parodies, burlesques, and more. Alongside the title piece are such enduringly wonderful pieces as 'The Walrus and the Carpenter', 'The Mock Turtle's Song', 'Father William' and many more. This edition also includes notes, a chronology and an introduction by Gillian Beer that discusses Carroll's love of puzzles and wordplay and the relationship of his poetry with the Alice books 'Opening at random Gillian Beer's new edition of Lewis Carroll's poems, Jabberwocky and Other Nonsense, guarantees a pleasurable experience - not all of it nonsensical' - Times Literary Supplement Lewis Carroll was the pen-name of the Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson. Born in 1832, he was educated at Rugby School and Christ Church, Oxford, where he was appointed lecturer in mathematics in 1855, and where he spent the rest of his life. In 1861 he took deacon's orders, but shyness and a stammer prevented him from seeking the priesthood. His most famous works, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865) and Through the Looking-Glass (1872), were originally written for Alice Liddell, the daughter of the Dean of his college. Charles Dodgson died of bronchitis in 1898. Gillian Beer is King Edward VII Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Cambridge and past President of Clare Hall College. She is a Fellow of the British Academy and of the Royal Society of Literature. Among her works are Darwin's Plots (1983; third edition, 2009), George Eliot (1986), Arguing with the Past: Essays in Narrative from Woolf to Sidney (1989), Open Fields: Science in Cultural Encounter (1996) and Virginia Woolf: The Common Ground (1996).

LEWIS CARROLL Ultimate Collection Illustrated Edition

How shall I write in rhyme? You told me once 'the very wish Partook of the sublime.' Then tell me how! ... “For first you write a sentence, And then you chop.

Author: Lewis Carroll

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: EAN:4057664123800

Category: Fiction

Page: 1259

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e-artnow presents to you this meticulously edited and formatted Lewis Carroll collection formatted: Novels: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There Sylvie and Bruno Sylvie and Bruno Concluded Stories: A Tangled Tale Bruno's Revenge and Other Stories: Bruno's Revenge Crundle Castle The Legend of Scotland The Ladye's History Novelty and Romancement A Photographer's Day Out Photography Extraordinary The Walking Stick of Destiny Wilhelm von Schmitz What the Tortoise Said to Achilles Poems: Early Verse: My Fairy Punctuality Melodies Brother and Sister Facts Rules and Regulations Horrors Misunderstandings As It Fell upon a Day Ye Fattale Cheyse Lays of Sorrow The Two Brothers The Lady of the Ladle Coronach She's All my Fancy Painted Him Photography Extraordinary Lays of Mystery, Imagination, and Humour The Mock Turtle's Song Upon the Lonely Moor Miss Jones Puzzles from Wonderland Prologues to Plays Rhyme? And Reason? College Rhymes and Notes by an Oxford Chiel: Ode to Damon Those Horrid Hurdy-Gurdies! My Fancy The Majesty of Justice The Elections to the Hebdomadal Council The Deserted Parks Examination Statute Acrostics, Inscriptions and Other Verses: Acrostic To Three Puzzled Little Girls Double Acrostic Three Little Maids Puzzle Three Children Two Thieves Two Acrostics Double Acrostic Acrostic Acrostic Acrostic To M. A. B. Acrostic Madrigal Love among the Roses Two Poems to Rachel Daniel The Lyceum Acrostic Dreamland To my Child-Friend A Riddle A Limerick Rhyme? And Reason? A Nursery Darling Maggie's Visit to Oxford Maggie B— Inscribed to a Dear Child Five Fathom Square the Belfry Frowns The Wandering Burgess A Bacchanalian Ode Red Riding-Hood A Square Poem Three Sunsets and Other Poems: Three Sunsets The Path of Roses The Valley of the Shadow of Death Solitude Far Away Beatrice Stolen Waters The Willow-Tree Only a Woman's Hair The Sailor's Wife After Three Days Faces in the Fire A Lesson in Latin Puck Lost and Found A Song of Love The Hunting of the Snark The Life and Letters of Lewis Carroll

Lewis Carroll

“For first you write a sentence, And then you chop it small; Then mix the bits, and sort them out Just as they chance to fall: The order of the phrases ...

Author: Edward Mendelson

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402754746

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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An addition to the Poetry for Young People series presents a collection of the author's poetry with color paintings that illustrate imaginary worlds and fantastic characters. Reprint.

Decadent Verse

'For first you write a sentence, And then you chop it small; Then mix the bits, and sort them out Just as they chance to fall: The order of the phrases ...

Author: Caroline Blyth

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 9780857284037

Category: Poetry

Page: 950

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This collection of poetry brings to life many of the important patterns of development in the verse of the late-Victorian period, and offers a fuller reflection of ‘decadence’ than those anthologies confined to the 1890s. ‘Major’ writers such as Tennyson, Browning, Hardy and Hopkins are presented alongside less well-known poets, fifty of whom are female, and other traditional figures such as Stevenson, William Morris and Christina Rossetti are given a fresh look. The book also contains a comparative chronology of prose 1872-1900 and of movements in the visual arts. Accompanied by an acclaimed critical commentary, the volume enables readers to discover poetry in the wider context of the literary, aesthetic and intellectual forces of the late-Victorian world as a whole.

Lewis Carroll

Only the first few stanzas of the original long poem are printed here . ... YON O “ For first you write a sentence , And then you chop it small ; Then mix ...

Author: Lewis Carroll

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 0806955414

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Presents a collection of the author's poetry with color paintings that illustrate imaginary worlds and fantastic characters.