The Elements of Active Prose

This book rectifies this imbalance. It examines how many writers use effective, striking words and phrases when constructing sentences, and offers pithy tips for making your prose as exciting and engaging as possible.

Author: Tahlia Newland

Publisher: Escarpment Publishing

ISBN: 0994219229

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 194

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Anyone studying writing will have heard the advice to 'show, don't tell,' but what does that really mean? And how do you actually do it? Many books lay out the broad strokes of writing fiction--characters, plot, pacing, dialogue and so on--but they rarely get into the word-by-word, sentence-by-sentence explanations of how to write good prose. This book rectifies this imbalance. It examines how many writers use effective, striking words and phrases when constructing sentences, and offers pithy tips for making your prose as exciting and engaging as possible. It also includes great tips on how to self-edit, along with excellent advice on working with editors, applying 'rules' and dealing with criticism.Drawing on her considerable experience as a line editor and as a reviewer for the Awesome Indies, the author explains the influence various word usages have on the reader's experience and points out the traps to avoid if you want your writing to look professional.

Elements of Latin Prose Composition

The Latin verb has two voices : Active and Passive . The Active voice is used to
express the ' doing ' of some action . The Passive voice is used to express the
effect produced on someone or something by the action of some other person or

Author: Geoffrey W. Treadgold

Publisher: CUP Archive



Page: 248

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Elements of Prose

He was everywhere shadowed and watched . ” When the conjunction is omitted ,
the comma should be used : “ He was an able , active administrator ” . When the
series consists of a word and a phrase 72 ELEMENTS OF PROSE .

Author: William Allport Brockington


ISBN: NYPL:33433082502497

Category: English language

Page: 151

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The Elements of Legal Prose

government “ of the people , by the people , and for the people . ” These three
prepositions are like pedestals for the phrase parallels and word repetition .
Active versus Passive Voice The English sentence has the following basic
grammatical ...

Author: Norma Procopiow

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: STANFORD:36105060398257

Category: Law

Page: 196

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The Elements of Legal Prose offers a brief yet comprehensive introduction to the study of legal prose, a special kind of writing with its own rhetorical emphasis. Specifically aimed at those whose vocation involves discourses governed by legal logic, this practical guide articulates the basic components and formats found in good legal writing. The Elements of Legal Prose approaches legal writing as a step-by-step process. In addition to covering legal definition and research, this book also includes discussions of style and ethics in this genre, as well as guidance for students applying to law school. The Elements of Legal Prose sets out quickly the special ways of thought and writing which must cover, in readable prose, a subject matter in which anything incomplete or inexact may have very serious consequences.

Active Principles Or Elements of Moral Science

oratory , more frequently in poetry and in some kinds of prose composition ,
sentences , descriptions , narratives , are said to be Beautiful . They are more
than clear , correct , and instructive ; they are peculiarly pleasing and impressive ,
and ...

Author: John Hensley Godwin


ISBN: OXFORD:600032114

Category: Ethics

Page: 304

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Polishing Your Prose

We generally prefer the active voice, in which the subject performs the action: “
Stressing one element . . .” But then what about the verb? If we used this new
active construction, would “can” or “should” be preferable? Neither is ideal, for “
can” ...

Author: Steven M. Cahn

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231532013

Category: Reference

Page: 104

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This singular book illustrates how to edit a piece of prose and enhance its clarity of thought and felicity of style. The authors first present ten principles of effective composition, and then scrutinize three extended paragraphs, suggesting with remarkable specificity how to improve them. The volume also offers challenging practice questions, as well as two finished essays, one serious and one humorous, that demonstrate how attention to sound mechanics need not result in mechanical writing. Steven M. Cahn and Victor L. Cahn help readers deploy a host of corrective strategies, such as avoiding jargon, bombast, and redundancy; varying sentence structure; paring the use of adjectives and adverbs; properly deploying phrases and clauses; and refining an argument. Here is a book for all who seek to increase their facility in written communication.

Representative English Prose and Prose Writers

In this , the historical element is present but somewhat concealed , while the
imagination in its present active and portraying work is especially active . All the
features that mark fiction as a separate form of prose and ally it , also , closely to ...

Author: Theodore Whitefield Hunt


ISBN: PRNC:32101072582453

Category: Authors, English

Page: 527

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Favorite Authors in Prose and Poetry

The first and chief objects of their worship were the elements ; and , of the
elements , fire , as the most pure , active , penetrating , and what gives life and
energy to all the rest . Among fires , the preference was given to the sun , as the
most ...

Author: James Thomas Fields


ISBN: UCAL:$B27501

Category: American literature


View: 654


Select Readings in English Prose and Verse

The first and chief objects of their worship were the elements ; and of the
elements , fire , as the most pure , active , penetrating , and what gives life and
energy to all the rest . Among fires , the preference was given to the sun , as the
most ...

Author: Richard Raby


ISBN: PRNC:32101071987463

Category: English literature

Page: 409

View: 505


Favorite Authors A Companion Book Of Prose and Poetry

The first and chief objects of their worship were the elements; and, of the
elements, fire, as the most pure, active, penetrating, and what gives life and
energy to all the rest. Among fires, the preference was given to the sun, as the
most glorious ...



ISBN: UOMDLP:aea4362:0001.001



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English Prose

Its Elements, History, and Usage John Earle. ments are of sufficient ... be
sounded differently . It is from the adjective drootpogos , which has both the
active sense of turning away , shunning ; and also the passive sense of turned
away , averted ...

Author: John Earle


ISBN: STANFORD:36105048091081

Category: English language

Page: 530

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Higher Latin Prose

WORK - labor , active toilsome effort , res magni laboris . opus , abstract , work ;
concrete , product of work , opus Phidiae ; urbem operibus claudere . opera , the
trouble spent in doing anything , quod in opere faciundo operae consumis tuae ...

Author: Henry William Auden


ISBN: HARVARD:32044102875770

Category: Latin language

Page: 144

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Prose Style

The fact that for centuries so many writers preferred to bind so many elements
into long single sentences delayed dispersion of these elements ... And even
then , not all components were fully active in the prose of most distinguished
writers .

Author: James R. Bennett


ISBN: UOM:39015002315730

Category: English language

Page: 286

View: 848


The Elements of Academic Style

Active, engaged writing makes works from words. And these works belong, in
turn, to the means that ... As an idea of writing's purpose, it tends to make for
mediocre writers and mediocre prose. Writing as though you already know what
you ...

Author: Eric Hayot

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231168014

Category: Reference

Page: 240

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Eric Hayot teaches graduate students and faculty in literary and cultural studies how to think and write like a professional scholar. From granular concerns, such as sentence structure and grammar, to big-picture issues, such as adhering to genre patterns for successful research and publishing and developing productive and rewarding writing habits, Hayot helps ambitious students, newly minted Ph.D.'s, and established professors shape their work and develop their voices. Hayot does more than explain the techniques of academic writing. He aims to adjust the writer’s perspective, encouraging scholars to think of themselves as makers and doers of important work. Scholarly writing can be frustrating and exhausting, yet also satisfying and crucial, and Hayot weaves these experiences, including his own trials and tribulations, into an ethos for scholars to draw on as they write. Combining psychological support with practical suggestions for composing introductions and conclusions, developing a schedule for writing, using notes and citations, and structuring paragraphs and essays, this guide to the elements of academic style does its part to rejuvenate scholarship and writing in the humanities.

The Elements of Java TM Style

Use the active voice and omit needless words. Comments are a form of prose.
Forceful, clear, and concise language is especially beneficial for technical
documentation. Use it. Comment Types Java supports three comment types: m A

Author: Allan Vermeulen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521777682

Category: Computers

Page: 128

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The Elements of Java Style, written by renowned author Scott Ambler, Rogue Wave Software Vice President Alan Vermeulen, and a team of programmers from Rogue Wave, is for anyone who writes Java code. While there are many books that explain the syntax and basic use of Java, this book, first published in 2000, explains not just what you can do with the syntax, but what you ought to do. Just as Strunk and White's The Elements of Style provides rules of usage for the English language, this book provides a set of rules for Java practitioners to follow. While illustrating these rules with parallel examples of correct and incorrect usage, the book provides a collection of standards, conventions, and guidelines for writing solid Java code which will be easy to understand, maintain, and enhance. Anyone who writes Java code or plans to should have this book next to their computer.