How to Write a Love Letter

Not long ago suitors used the written word to work magic, and people were swept off their feet by a sweet, sincere note. How to Write a Love Letter teaches us, once again, how to reinvent this most meaningful of arts.

Author: Barrie Dolnick

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 9780307565822

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 160

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No one can resist a love letter Love letters are largely a lost and forgotten art. Not long ago suitors used the written word to work magic, and people were swept off their feet by a sweet, sincere note. How to Write a Love Letter teaches us, once again, how to reinvent this most meaningful of arts. In today's rushed, individualistic society, love letters are more potent than ever before. They embody and convey the mysterious, the unexpected, and the most utterly thoughtful. A love letter can be anything--from a brisk, casual E-mail asking a love interest to coffee to a handwritten marriage proposal that will serve as a family treasure always. Fun, flirtatious, intimate, provocative--a love letter can be any and all of these things. Even the simplest letter can cause a stir. Barrie Dolnick and Donald Baack have collected a wide range of letters--from old family keepsakes to casual and proper office E-mails. The authors demonstrate and explain, to both women and men, that writing a love letter is about turning sincere affection or intrigue into a unique, cherishable gesture, no matter how small the occasion or how short and uncomplicated the note. Whether you're shy and have trouble expressing your feelings face to face, or you're a romantic at heart who wants to learn more effective ways to communicate, How to Write a Love Letter is your ultimate inspiration and guide. Go ahead. Fan the flames of a fledgling romance, or tell your husband of forty years that you still adore him as much as you did the day you first married him. Words are sexy, romantic, and wondrous. Letters are legacies. Learn the art today, and improve your life. Julie, My life is starting to become different, even if my days seem the same. And I must confess that it's you who has changed my outlook. You have opened my eyes to some amazing new possibilities. Your touch is so gentle, your kisses are so delicious, and your body is soft when it presses against me. I will forever be filled with a new sense of wonder and joy, because you have shared these things with me. I must confess that in some ways I feel inadequate. Can I match your gentleness? Can I give any feeling as warm and secure as the one you have bestowed on me? You have chosen to show me such strong passion combined with such sweet affection, and I can only hope you feel a glimpse of the same from me. Our time together is very special. There are very few moments that a man knows will linger with him for the rest of his life, and you have already given me many. Thank you for being such an extraordinary part of my life. I hope we will continue this journey together for a long time to come. John

Writing a Love Letter

Writing a love letter is a meaningful art and it offers a great possibility to reveal one’s affection for the receiver without evoking shameful situations and awkward moments that may hurt one’s own feelings.

Author: Nils Hübinger

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783656419952

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 14

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Seminar paper from the year 2010 in the subject English - Pedagogy, Didactics, Literature Studies, grade: 15, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen (Anglistik), course: Seminar: Writing in the English Foreign Language Classroom, language: English, abstract: Every once in a while people fall in love. Unfortunately, there are many cases in which they do not admit their feelings to the woman or man they lost their heart to. People often are inhibited and cautious when it comes to express affection to the woman or man of choice. Sometimes they even let their chance slip, because they are afraid of embarrassment and negative feedback from the one they adore. An adequate alternative to a face-to-face confession is the love letter. Writing a love letter is a meaningful art and it offers a great possibility to reveal one’s affection for the receiver without evoking shameful situations and awkward moments that may hurt one’s own feelings. By writing creatively, using the right selection of words and good argumentation, a love letter can be more than just a declaration of love. They often relinquish a moment of mystery, excitement and surprise and many people keep them lifelong as their secret treasures. In fact, writing good love letters is a demanding task even for advanced students. It might take hours of practice, drafting and rewriting to create an emotional and inspirational love letter. This paper will be about teaching intermediate students in the English foreign language (EFL) classroom, how to write a love letter. It functions as a guide for teachers to help them structuring and planning their lessons on this topic. Furthermore, it provides adequate teaching methods and innovative ideas to effectively instruct students on their way to become successful love-letter writers. The paper will commence by introducing several pre-writing activities, which serve to prepare students before they get started with the major task. In addition, the stylistic devices and structural guidelines love-letter writing requires will be introduced. In the second step, the paper concentrates on love-letter writing itself. It explores the direct preparation necessary and offers useful hints concerning the teacher’s role in the writing phase. Finally, this paper illustrates a number of useful post-writing activities and evaluations methods in detail.

Love Letters in the Wall

Demetra Demi Gregorakis has found herself feeling that technology has overtaken love in the priorities of life.

Author: Demetra Demi Gregorakis

Publisher: US Naval Institute Press

ISBN: 1786299607

Category:

Page: 294

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Demetra Demi Gregorakis has found herself feeling that technology has overtaken love in the priorities of life. In an age where whole relationships are carried out by IM, text and email, she remains a dreamer, a hopeless romantic, who wishes that her 'Memories throughout her time she wishes she could keep in jars' will inspire love, romance and happy memories in her readers as she seeks - and hopes that we all find - that which she calls 'Agap� love,' the type of perfect love that transcends all others. Her journey is the somewhat convoluted one which most of us take, ebbing and flowing through this stage and that, meeting the right one, the wrong one, the next one ... love and adoration, heartbreak and happiness, they all appear here, in thoughts and poems written from the ever-romantic heart.

Love Letters to the Dead

And only when Laurel has begun to see her sister as the person she was -- lovely and amazing and deeply flawed -- can she begin to discover her own path in this stunning debut from Ava Dellaira, Love Letters to the Dead.

Author: Ava Dellaira

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

ISBN: 9780374346683

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 336

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It begins as an assignment for English class: Write a letter to a dead person. Laurel chooses Kurt Cobain because her sister, May, loved him. And he died young, just like May did. Soon, Laurel has a notebook full of letters to people like Janis Joplin, Amy Winehouse, Amelia Earhart, Heath Ledger, and more -- though she never gives a single one of them to her teacher. She writes about starting high school, navigating new friendships, falling in love for the first time, learning to live with her splintering family. And, finally, about the abuse she suffered while May was supposed to be looking out for her. Only then, once Laurel has written down the truth about what happened to herself, can she truly begin to accept what happened to May. And only when Laurel has begun to see her sister as the person she was -- lovely and amazing and deeply flawed -- can she begin to discover her own path in this stunning debut from Ava Dellaira, Love Letters to the Dead.

Love Letters

Sociologist Michelle Janning’s Love Letters: Saving Romance in the Digital Age offers a new twist on the study of love letters: what people do with them and whether digital or paper format matters.

Author: Michelle Janning

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351678780

Category: Social Science

Page: 112

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In today’s world of Tinder and texting, do we write and save love letters anymore? Are we more likely to save a screen shot of a text exchange or a box of paper letters from a lover? How might these different ways to store a love letter make us feel? Sociologist Michelle Janning’s Love Letters: Saving Romance in the Digital Age offers a new twist on the study of love letters: what people do with them and whether digital or paper format matters. Through stories, a rich review of past research, and her own survey findings, Janning uncovers whether and how people from different groups (including gender and age) approach their love letter "curatorial practices" in an era when digitization of communication is nearly ubiquitous. She investigates the importance of space and time, showing how our connection to the material world and our attraction to nostalgia matter in actions as seemingly small and private as saving, storing, stumbling upon, or even burning a love letter. Janning provides a framework for understanding why someone may prefer digital or paper love letters, and what that preference says about a person’s access and attachment to powerful cultural values such as individualization, taking time in a hectic world, longevity, privacy, and keeping cherished things in a safe place. Ultimately, Janning contends, the cultural values that tell us how romantic love should be defined are more powerful than the format our love letters take. Her work fits within larger academic questions about the sociology of emotions, how culture works, the importance of objects in social relations, and the significance of privilege in everyday life.

Writing Love

In this compelling new addition to Sandra M. Gilbert’s Ad Feminam: Women and Literature series, Katharine Ann Jensen examines the cultural form of the love letter and its intersection with the novel in the works of seventeenth- and ...

Author: Katharine Ann Jensen

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 0809318490

Category: Social Science

Page: 217

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In this compelling new addition to Sandra M. Gilbert’s Ad Feminam: Women and Literature series, Katharine Ann Jensen examines the cultural form of the love letter and its intersection with the novel in the works of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century French women writers. Traditionally, French literary history has focused on eighteenth-century male writers Rousseau and Laclos as the master artists of the epistolary novel. That emphasis on one century, one gender, and one epistolary form—the novel—obscures the history of women’s writing in France. In the seventeenth century, the love letter was viewed as a feminine literary form in which a woman’s passionate and emotional "nature" found its logical expression. Such emotional writing was criticized for its structural and grammatical imperfections, rendering it—in the eyes of men—invalid as true "literary" material. However, men often wrote under female pseudonyms, composing letters of seduction and betrayal that were published as true accounts. Jensen contends that men disguised their words as women’s words because writing as women allowed them to experiment with narrative fiction at a time when men’s writing was rigidly defined by classical rhetoric. She further argues that men were able to moderate women’s linguistic strengths by limiting their epistolary expertise to a social, rather than literary, practice, thereby maintaining literature as an almost exclusively male province. Jensen argues for a tradition of women’s writing by examining both the love letters and novels of such writers as Desjardins, Ferrand, Graffigny, Riccoboni, and Lespinasse. In her novel Les Désordres de l’amour, Desjardins (Madame de Villedieu) creates an ambitious, letter-writing heroine. Through an analysis of the textual similarities between the heroine’s letters and Desjardins’s personal love letters to her unfaithful lover, Jensen concludes that Desjardins rewrites her own unfortunate epistolary relationship. Jensen draws similar conclusions from an examination of the personal letters of Ferrand in relation to her novel Histoire des amours de Cléante et de Bélise. In order to chart the legacy of seventeenth-century feminine epistolarity, Jensen goes on to consider the works of eighteenth-century French women writers. Like Desjardins’s novel, Graffigny’s Lettres d’une Péruvienne and Riccoboni’s Lettres de Mistress Fanni Butlerd present letter-writing heroines who overturn the conventions of seduction and betrayal in order to claim their independence and desire to write. This desire correlates to Graffigny’s and Riccoboni’s own writing ambitions, thereby asserting the ability of women to write self-consciously, rather than emotionally, and to create narrative fiction rather than cyclical letters of love and suffering. Jensen demonstrates that these assertions constitute a significant break with seventeenth-century ideas about feminine letter writing that inextricably bind women to a supposedly natural language of sexual and literary disempowerment. This important and insightful book will prove a valuable addition to the libraries of scholars in French seventeenth- and eighteenth-century studies, feminist studies, epistolary fiction, and novel and narrative studies.

Love Letters Made Easy

This delightful 1919 book, reprinted here in a charming replica edition, is a complete guide to what one needs to know to write the perfect love letter.

Author: Gabrielle Rosiere

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 9781605205083

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 192

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This delightful 1919 book, reprinted here in a charming replica edition, is a complete guide to what one needs to know to write the perfect love letter. While the advice may be amusingly dated in some of its details-the hidden codes in the alignment of postage stamps are probably no longer appreciated today-the broad counsel would be wisely heeded by those "wounded by Cupid's dart" and hoping to make their best written impression on a beloved.Here the lovestruck reader will find admonitions that particular kinds of thoughtfulness, like remembering birthdays and anniversaries, are always treasured; practical reminders, such as "Don't write like the tracks of an intoxicated hen"; and guides to which gifts go best with a love letter.Some conundrums of 21st-century lovers are not, of course, here addressed-you're on your own in deciding whether it's appropriate to propose marriage via email-but almost every contingency a tongue-tied lover may face is addressed with assistance as useful as it is timeless.

Love Letters to Lucy

Love Letters to Lucy is a generous record of a relationship—coming out, self-identity, long-distance yearning, love letters, and heartache—but mostly it’s about love.

Author: Sierra MacPheat

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 9781525546112

Category: Poetry

Page: 144

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“Write about us,” you said, “and call it Love Letters to Lucy.” Is love worth fighting for, and to what end? Love Letters to Lucy is a generous record of a relationship—coming out, self-identity, long-distance yearning, love letters, and heartache—but mostly it’s about love. When two young women connect and fall in love, each discovers as much about themselves as they do the other. When long distance, personal ambition, and self-discovery complicate their relationship, the lovers are faced with a difficult realization: True love knows when to let go. In her stunning poetic debut, Sierra MacPheat explores love worth fighting for and love worth releasing.

Other People s Love Letters

A voyeuristic look at the ins and outs of modern romance brings together an assortment of actual love letters, written by a diverse cross section of people, that appear exactly as they were originally written, offering candid insights into ...

Author: Bill Shapiro

Publisher: Clarkson Potter Publishers

ISBN: UVA:X030358046

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 192

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A voyeuristic look at the ins and outs of modern romance brings together an assortment of actual love letters, written by a diverse cross section of people, that appear exactly as they were originally written, offering candid insights into how people think about love. 50,000 first printing.

The Love Letter Handbook

You care intensely about many things -- your family, your friends, politics, your social calendar, sports, your work or the environment.

Author: Edward Bordi

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780615249834

Category: Self-Help

Page: 192

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You care intensely about many things -- your family, your friends, politics, your social calendar, sports, your work or the environment. Your life is packed with people and activities all competing for your time, talent and treasure. I know you don't want to fail in any of them, least of all in your relationship with your true love. But what steps are you taking to ensure success? Put into practice the love letter techniques outlined inside and start enjoying a richer, more romantic, meaningful and lasting relationship, today. Don't leave your future to chance. Instead, do everything in your power to secure it and to finish strong; to finish more in love than when you started and to leave a chest full of love letters as part of your legacy.

For the Love of Letters

Needed to send a sympathy message, but couldn't find the right words? Fear not. Professional letter writer Samara O'Shea is here to spark your creativity and answer all your letter-writing questions in this charming guide.

Author: Samara O'Shea

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061743795

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

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Have you ever wanted to write a thank-you note and suffered writer's block? Considered penning a passionate letter to your beloved, but had no idea where to begin? Needed to send a sympathy message, but couldn't find the right words? Fear not. Professional letter writer Samara O'Shea is here to spark your creativity and answer all your letter-writing questions in this charming guide. For the Love of Letters is an anecdotal primer on letter writing, with tips on how to write all types of notes: love letters, break-up letters, apology letters, thank-you letters, erotic letters (oh yes!), and more. It's filled with moving, funny, and embarrassing stories about letters Samara has written and received, including an apology from a guy who addressed her by the wrong name, a good-riddance e-mail to a capricious boyfriend, and multiple apology letters after getting fired from an internship at O: The Oprah Magazine. With a fresh, contemporary approach, Samara weighs in on appropriate methods for every situation—for example, when to handwrite, type, or e-mail (yes, e-mail) your letter. There is also a fascinating collection of engaging personal letters written by historical and literary icons such as Marie Antoinette, Beethoven, Edgar Allan Poe, Susan B. Anthony, and Emily Post. For the Love of Letters will show anyone who has ever shuddered at the idea of sitting down and putting pen to paper—or fingertips to keyboard—how to craft persuasive, interesting, and memorable letters.

Pearls of Love

"Pearls of Love: How to Write Love Letters and Love Poems" in this English/Spanish bilingual edition is a practical guidebook that many consider to be the modern-day equivalent of Cyrano de Bergerac.

Author: Ara John Movsesian

Publisher: Electric Press(r)

ISBN: 0916919439

Category:

Page: 568

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"Pearls of Love: How to Write Love Letters and Love Poems" in this English/Spanish bilingual edition is a practical guidebook that many consider to be the modern-day equivalent of Cyrano de Bergerac. Throughout the years, the original English edition has helped thousands of people all over the world express their deepest feelings. Now those who are Spanish-speaking can also benefit by this book that provides timeless and practical information that will help make a lasting impression on someone special in one's life. Filled with examples of love letters from the past, ideas, explanations, tips, techniques and pre-written, ready-to-use romantic material in both English and Spanish, Pearls of Love is there to help you express your love and affection in a special and unforgettable way. It can help you begin a relationship and mend a broken friendship. It can help you keep the fires of passion burning bright should you and your love be separated by distance and circumstance. It can even help you express your love towards family and friends. "Pearls of Love" is easy to understand, easy to use and very powerful, and now in this English/Spanish bilingual edition, it is even more valuable."Perlas de amor: cómo escribir cartas de amor y poemas de amor" en esta edición bilingüe inglés / español es una guía práctica que muchos consideran como el equivalente moderno de Cyrano de Bergerac. A lo largo de los años, la edición original en inglés ha ayudado a miles de personas en todo el mundo a expresar sus sentimientos más profundos. Ahora, aquellos que hablan español también pueden beneficiarse con este libro que proporciona información práctica y atemporal que ayudará a causar una impresión duradera en alguien especial en la vida. Lleno de ejemplos de cartas de amor del pasado, ideas, explicaciones, consejos, técnicas y material romántico preescrito y listo para usar en inglés y español, Pearls of Love está ahí para ayudarlo a expresar su amor y afecto de una manera Manera especial e inolvidable. Puede ayudarte a comenzar una relación y reparar una amistad rota. Puede ayudarlo a mantener encendidos los fuegos de la pasión, en caso de que usted y su amor estén separados por la distancia y las circunstancias. Incluso puede ayudarte a expresar tu amor hacia la familia y los amigos. "Perlas de amor" es fácil de entender, fácil de usar y muy poderosa, y ahora en esta edición bilingüe inglés / español, es aún más valiosa.

Love Letters of Great Men

Remember the wonderfully romantic book of love letters that Carrie reads aloud to Big in the recent blockbuster film, Sex and the City? Fans raced to buy copies of their own, only to find out that the beautiful book didn't actually exist.

Author: Ursula Doyle

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1429920084

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 160

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Remember the wonderfully romantic book of love letters that Carrie reads aloud to Big in the recent blockbuster film, Sex and the City? Fans raced to buy copies of their own, only to find out that the beautiful book didn't actually exist. However, since all of the letters referenced in the film did exist, we decided to publish this gorgeous keepsake ourselves. Love Letters of Great Men follows hot on the heels of the film and collects together some of history's most romantic letters from the private papers of Beethoven, Mark Twain, Mozart, and Lord Byron. For some of these great men, love is "a delicious poison" (William Congreve); for others, "a nice soft wife on a sofa with good fire, & books & music" (Charles Darwin). Love can scorch like the heat of the sun (Henry VIII), or penetrate the depths of one's heart like a cooling rain (Flaubert). Every shade of love is here, from the exquisite eloquence of Oscar Wilde and the simple devotion of Robert Browning, to the wonderfully modern misery of the Roman Pliny the Younger, losing himself in work to forget how much he misses his beloved wife, Calpurnia. Taken together, these letters show that perhaps men haven't changed all that much over the last 2,000 years--passion, jealousy, hope and longing still rule their hearts and minds. In an age of e-mail and texted "i luv u"s, this timeless and unique collection reminds us that nothing can compare to the simple joy of sitting down to read a letter from the one you love.

Love Letters of Great Men and Women

Love can scorch like the heat of the sun (Henry VIII), or penetrate the depths of one’s heart like a cooling rain (Flaubert). But what about the other side of the story?

Author: Ursula Doyle (Ed.)

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780330520201

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 300

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From the private papers of Jane Austen and Mozart to those of Anne Boleyn and Nelson, Love Letters of Great Men and Women collects together some of the most romantic letters in history. For some of these great men, love is a ‘delicious poison’ (William Congreve); for others, ‘a nice soft wife on a sofa with good fire, & books & music’ (Charles Darwin). Love can scorch like the heat of the sun (Henry VIII), or penetrate the depths of one’s heart like a cooling rain (Flaubert). But what about the other side of the story? What of the secret hopes and lives of some of the greatest women in history? Taken together, these love letters show that perhaps little has changed over the last 2,000 years. Passion, jealousy, hope and longing are all represented here – as is the simple pleasure of sending a letter to, and receiving one from, the person you love most. Includes letters by: Anne Boleyn * Beethoven * Edith Wharton * Mark Twain * Mary Wordsworth * Nell Gwyn (mistress of Charles II) * Elizabeth Barrett Browning * GK Chesterton * Queen Victoria * Napoleon Bonaparte * The Empress Josephine * Mary Wollstonecraft * Amadeus Mozart * Katherine Mansfield Praise for Love Letters of Great Men: 'The most romantic book ever' Daily Mail 'Inspired by the Sex and the City movie... Famous men caught with pen in hand and heart in mouth' The Times