Christian Plain Style

Thomas Wilson's The Art of Rhetorique ( 1553 ) outlines the offices and styles of the orator in conventionally ... The rhetor must speak so that an audience can " understande him wholy " ( ai v ) , expressing himself " in plain wordes ...

Author: Peter Auksi

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773512209

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 371

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Christian Plain Style is a historical survey of the origins, growth, and decline of "the plain style," a mode of rhetorical discourse that reflected the mode of expression exemplified by Christ. Peter Auksi draws on an impressive array of classical, biblical, patristic, medieval, and Renaissance primary sources to explain this complex ideal of spiritualized rhetoric.

Writing Theology Well

However, I conclude this chapter with a profile of “theological plain style,” adapted from Strunk and White's Elements ofStyle, which my students have found helpful in identifying, analyzing, and refining their own writing styles.

Author: Lucretia B. Yaghjian

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781441113160

Category: Religion

Page: 376

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In its creative integration of the disciplines of writing, rhetoric, and theology, Writing Theology Well provides a standard text for theological educators engaged in the teaching and mentoring of writing across the theological curriculum. As a theological rhetoric, it will also encourage excellence in theological writing in the public domain by helping to equip students for their wider vocations as writers, preachers, and communicators in a variety of ministerial and professional contexts.

The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics

The ideals of the cl. plain style were again articulated in the anti-Ciceronian movement of the Ren. by such writers as Justus Lipsius, Juan Luis Vives, Michel de Montaigne, and Francis Bacon and are among the foundations of mod. prose ...

Author: Roland Greene

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691154916

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1639

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Rev. ed. of: The Princeton encyclopedia of poetry and poetics / Alex Preminger and T.V.F. Brogan, co-editors; Frank J. Warnke, O.B. Hardison, Jr., and Earl Miner, associate editors. 1993.


plain. style. debate. 258. The special language of anatomy in England from the. ceedings. Ed. by Mary Snell-Hornby. Tübingen 1988,307-314. ... The practice of the plain style and younger repercussions 6. Literature (selected) 1.

Author: Lothar Hoffmann

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110158847

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1350

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Analyzing Prose

Here is a passage in which Jesus speaks in russet yeas and honest kersey noes , from Matthew 5 , in the plain ... Three ' return - to - nature ' styles , which we shall call the running style , the pointed style , the plain style .

Author: Richard Lanham

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826461905

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 244

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This second edition of the classic linguistics text provides a basic descriptive terminology for prose style. What is a noun style? A verb style? A hypotactic or a paratactic one? How does the running style differ from the periodic style? What do "high, middle, and low" prose style mean? How might one apply the classical terminology of rhetorical figures to prose analysis? Analyzing Prose supplies detailed, carefully charted answers to these questions in order to teach the student of prose style how and where to begin.

The Cinematic Griot

In scholarly representation, the creation of order out of chaos is embodied in the Baconian notion of plain style. Plain style reduces the ambiguous, contradictory nature of experience-in-the world, replacing it with a transparent, ...

Author: Paul Stoller

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226775487

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 247

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The most prolific ethnographic filmmaker in the world, a pioneer of cinéma vérité and one of the earliest ethnographers of African societies, Jean Rouch (1917-) remains a controversial and often misunderstood figure in histories of anthropology and film. By examining Rouch's neglected ethnographic writings, Paul Stoller seeks to clarify the filmmaker's true place in anthropology. A brief account of Rouch's background, revealing the ethnographic foundations and intellectual assumptions underlying his fieldwork among the Songhay of Niger in the 1940s and 1950s, sets the stage for his emergence as a cinematic griot, a peripatetic bard who "recites" the story of a people through provocative imagery. Against this backdrop, Stoller considers Rouch's writings on Songhay history, myth, magic and possession, migration, and social change. By analyzing in depth some of Rouch's most important films and assessing Rouch's ethnography in terms of his own expertise in Songhay culture, Stoller demonstrates the inner connection between these two modes of representation. Stoller, who has done more fieldwork among the Songhay than anyone other than Rouch himself, here gives the first full account of Rouch the griot, whose own story scintillates with important implications for anthropology, ethnography, African studies, and film.

The Cambridge Companion to Jonathan Swift

The Houyhnhnms may “ have no more Existence than the Inhabitants of Utopia ” ( PW xı : 8 ) , but their plain - style simplicity and propriety in conversation represent a Swiftian ideal and are offered as a contrast to European ...

Author: Fox

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521002834

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 283

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The Cambridge Companion to Jonathan Swift is a specially commissioned collection of essays. Arranged thematically across a range of topics, this volume will deepen and extend the enjoyment and understanding of Jonathan Swift for students and scholars. The thirteen essays explore crucial dimensions of Swift s life and works. As well as ensuring a broad coverage of Swift s writing - including early and later works as well as the better known and the lesser known - the Companion also offers a way into current critical and theoretical issues surrounding the author. Special emphasis is placed on Swift s vexed relationship with the land of his birth, Ireland; and on his place as a political writer in a highly politicised age. The Companion offers a lucid introduction to these and other issues, and raises new questions about Swift and his world. The volume features a detailed chronology and a guide to further reading.

American Puritan Imagination

Recognizing this , we see that , like Abraham Wright , he is asserting the relativity of content and manner to audience , as opposed to the Puritan plain style advocate who , in effect , maintains the plain style as the absolutely good ...

Author: Sacvan Bercovitch

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521098416

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 265

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The major themes, leading exponents, style, and genres of early American literature are investigated

Horror Literature from Gothic to Post Modern

underpinnings. early philosophers and rhetoricians, especially Aristotle, praised clarity as a chief virtue of style.10 this stylistic emphasis was defined as “plain style.” According to cicero, the ancient Roman rhetorician, ...

Author: Michele Brittany

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476637914

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 236

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From shambling zombies to Gothic ghosts, horror has entertained thrill-seeking readers for centuries. A versatile literary genre, it offers commentary on societal issues, fresh insight into the everyday and moral tales disguised in haunting tropes and grotesque acts, with many stories worthy of critical appraisal. This collection of new essays takes in a range of topics, focusing on historic works such as Ann Radcliffe's Gaston de Blondeville (1826) and modern novels including Max Brooks' World War Z. Other contributions examine weird fiction, Stephen King, Richard Laymon, Indigenous Australian monster mythology and horror in picture books for young children.

Cicero Catullus and the Language of Social Performance

typically recognized three “ styles , ” or modes of speech , characterized by different patterns of word choice , sentence ... Her . is referring to the plain style ; attenuatio recalls his definition of the “ plain ” style at 4.14 ...

Author: Brian A. Krostenko

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226454444

Category: Fiction

Page: 360

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Krostenko (classics, U. of Chicago) explores charm, wit, elegance, and style in Roman literature of the late Republic by tracking the origins, development, and use of the terms that described them, which he calls "the language of social performance." His sociolinguistic approach is to describe the relationship between the words themselves and the ideological categories they expressed. Included in his analysis are the growth of elite aestheticism, the Latin rhetorical tradition, performance in Cicero and Catullus, and the rise of Octavian and the death of the language of social performance. Annotation copyrighted by Book News Inc., Portland, OR.

Inventing Eden

By keeping translations brief and plain, the Puritan translators discouraged presumptuously artistic alterations of the original Hebrew while also avoiding unnecessary textual additions. Describing the Puritan Plain Style Lexically This ...

Author: Zachary McLeod Hutchins

Publisher: Oxford University Press (UK)

ISBN: 9780199998142

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 329

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As Christopher Columbus surveyed lush New World landscapes, he eventually concluded that he had rediscovered the biblical garden from which God expelled Adam and Eve. Reading the paradisiacal rhetoric of Columbus, John Smith, and other explorers, English immigrants sailed for North America full of hope. However, the rocky soil and cold winters of New England quickly persuaded Puritan and Quaker colonists to convert their search for a physical paradise into a quest for Eden's less tangible perfections: temperate physiologies, intellectual enlightenment, linguistic purity, and harmonious social relations. Scholars have long acknowledged explorers' willingness to characterize the North American terrain in edenic terms, but Inventing Eden pushes beyond this geographical optimism to uncover the influence of Genesis on the iconic artifacts, traditions, and social movements that shaped seventeenth- and eighteenth-century American culture. Harvard Yard, the Bay Psalm Book, and the Quaker use of antiquated pronouns like thee and thou: these are products of a seventeenth-century desire for Eden. So, too, are the evangelical emphasis of the Great Awakening, the doctrine of natural law popularized by the Declaration of Independence, and the first United States judicial decision abolishing slavery. From public nudity to Freemasonry, a belief in Eden affected every sphere of public life in colonial New England and, eventually, the new nation. Spanning two centuries and surveying the work of English and colonial thinkers from William Shakespeare and John Milton to Anne Hutchinson and Benjamin Franklin, Inventing Eden is the history of an idea that shaped American literature, identity, and culture.

The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism Volume 3 The Renaissance

Yet , while allied to the plain style by its philosophic intentions , such prose also strives for the sombre magnificence and spiritual intensity characteristic of Baroque art . The combination of these potentially antithetic aims ...

Author: George Alexander Kennedy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521300088

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 782

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This 1999 volume is the standard work of reference on early modern literary criticism in Europe.

Language and Revolution in Burke Wollstonecraft Paine and Godwin

It is only a short step from this prescription that the plain style must be simple and transparent, to the belief that anything written in a plain style is the obvious, unmediated truth. John Adams in The Elements of Useful Knowledge ...

Author: Jane Hodson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351923415

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 226

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The Revolution in France of 1789 provoked a major 'pamphlet war' in Britain as writers debated what exactly had happened, why it had happened, and where events were now headed. Jane Hodson's book explores the relationship between political persuasion, literary style, and linguistic theory in this war of words, focusing on four key texts: Edmund Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France, Mary Wollstonecraft's A Vindication of the Rights of Men, Thomas Paine's Rights of Man, and William Godwin's Enquiry Concerning Political Justice. While these texts form the core of Hodson's project, she ranges far beyond them to survey other works by the same authors; more than 50 contemporaneous books on language; and pamphlets, novels, and letters by other writers. The scope of her study permits her to challenge earlier accounts of the relationship between language and politics that lack historical nuance. Rather than seeing the Revolution debate as a straightforward conflict between radical and conservative linguistic practices, Hodson argues that there is no direct correlation between a particular style or linguistic concept and the political affiliation of the writer. Instead, she shows how each writer attempts to mobilize contemporary linguistic ideas to lend their texts greater authority. Her book will appeal to literature scholars and to historians of language and linguistics working in the Enlightenment and Romantic eras.

Korean Language The

In this case, the teacher has to be careful using the plain style he or she once used, but it is still perfectly natural to ... An even clearer illustration of the difference between these two styles can be found in the way husbands and ...

Author: Iksop Lee

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791491300

Category: History

Page: 388

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An accessible, comprehensive source of information on the Korean language--its structure and history to its cultural and sociological setting.

Plain Language and Ethical Action

Sixteenth Writers of technical books in English in the Century sixteenth century used plain style for their audiences. But because writers used plainEnglish style outside of traditional literary genres, this style choice did not receive ...

Author: Russell Willerton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317752080

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 202

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Plain Language and Ethical Action examines and evaluates principles and practices of plain language that technical content producers can apply to meet their audiences’ needs in an ethical way. Applying the BUROC framework (Bureaucratic, Unfamiliar, Rights-Oriented, and Critical) to identify situations in which audiences will benefit from plain language, this work offers in-depth profiles show how six organizations produce effective plain-language content. The profiles show plain-language projects done by organizations ranging from grassroots volunteers on a shoe-string budget, to small nonprofits, to consultants completing significant federal contacts. End-of-chapter questions and exercises provide tools for students and practitioners to reflect on and apply insights from the book. Reflecting global commitments to plain language, this volume includes a case study of a European group based in Sweden along with results from interviews with plain-language experts around the world, including Canada, England, South Africa. Portugal, Australia, and New Zealand. This work is intended for use in courses in information design, technical and professional communication, health communication, and other areas producing plain language communication. It is also a crucial resource for practitioners developing plain-language technical content and content strategists in a variety of fields, including health literacy, technical communication, and information design.

John Locke and the Ethics of Belief

Locke composed his book accordingly.148 An essay he called it , not a treatise ; and he wrote in " the plain style , ” not the style of the learned . He was convinced - as he makes abundantly clear -- that all too often the jargon of ...

Author: Nicholas Wolterstorff

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052155909X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 248

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A new view of Locke's ethics of belief and his contribution to modern philosophy.

God s Englishwomen

... however , until after the decades following the restoration of Charles II in 1660 that the ' plain style ' gained ... 1960s particularly in London a remarkable change in preaching style and method was effected whereby the elaborate ...

Author: Hilary Hinds

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719048877

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

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This book offers a detailed study of the spiritual autobiographies and prophecies produced by Quaker, Baptist and Fifth Monarchist women, and asks how such a proliferation of texts was produced in a culture dismissive of women's writing.

Soliloquy in Japanese and English

When addressee honorifics are employed, the resultant speech is commonly recognized as being in the polite style/ form (or desu—masu style); otherwise, it is considered to be in the plain style/form. Referent honorifics are further ...

Author: Yoko Hasegawa

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027287533

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 230

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Language is recognized as an instrument of communication and thought. Under the shadow of prevailing investigation of language as a communicative means, its function as a tool for thinking has long been neglected in empirical research, vis-à-vis philosophical discussions. Language manifests itself differently when there is no interlocutor to communicate and interact. How is it similar and how does it differ in these two situations—communication and thought? Soliloquy in Japanese and English analyzes experimentally-obtained soliloquy data in Japanese and in English and explores the potential utility of such data for delving into this uncharted territory. It deals with five topics in which elimination from discourse of an addressee is particularly relevant and significant. Four are derived from Japanese: the sentence-final particles ne and yo, deixis and anaphora, gendered speech, linguistic politeness; the fifth topic is the use of the second person pronoun you in soliloquy in English.

Proceedings American Philosophical Society vol 127 No 5 1983

Many Plain Style stones are so imperfectly executed as to suggest that an ornate design was beyond the carver's ability ( Fig . 2 ) . Moreover , even if a carver could produce fine and elaborate stones , or even if they were available ...


Publisher: American Philosophical Society

ISBN: 1422370607



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Sailor Talk

14 Plain style comes from the world of work, where it aids efficient performance. Cohen argues that the concision of plain style is found in both written and spoken forms. The blunt, terse descriptions, careless spelling and syntax, ...

Author: Mary K. Bercaw Edwards

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9781800858688

Category: History


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This book investigates the highly engaging topic of the literary and cultural significance of 'sailor talk.' The central argument is that sailor talk offers a way of rethinking the figure of the nineteenth-century sailor and sailor-writer, whose language articulated the rich, layered, and complex culture of sailors in port and at sea. From this argument many other compelling threads emerge, including questions relating to the seafarer's multifaceted identity, maritime labor, questions of performativity, the ship as 'theater,' the varied and multiple registers of 'sailor talk,' and the foundational role of maritime language in the lives and works of Herman Melville, Joseph Conrad, and Jack London. The book also includes nods to James Fenimore Cooper, Rudyard Kipling, and Robert Louis Stevenson. Meticulous scholarly research underpins the close readings of literary texts and the scrupulously detailed biographical accounts of three major sailor-writers. The author's own lived experience as a seafarer adds a refreshingly materialist dimension to the subtle literary readings. The book represents a valuable addition to a growing scholarly and political interest in the sea and sea literature. By taking the sailor's viewpoint and listening to sailors' voices, the book also marks a clear intervention in this developing field.