Graphics Press has now published Virginia Tufte’s new book, Artful Sentences: Syntax as Style. A description of the book, some sample pages, and ordering. About adjectives: all fine prose is based on the verbs carrying the sentences. They make sentences move. Probably the finest technical poem in English is. Virginia Tufte’s Artful Sentences really came together for me in the last chapter. I imagine the book has a little something for everyone—the.

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Short Sentence, Artful Sentences

A writer will learn by reading this book, whether she reads Virginia Tufte’s parsing or not. And after the movie, he could go next door to the Trolley Car Diner, where Jimmy, their boarder, would fry him a burger if he was artfil too busy. But it is syntax that gives words the power to relate to each other in a sequence, to create rhythms and emphasis, to carry meaning–of whatever kind–as well as glow individually in just the right place.

For my purposes, it’s nice, but I like better the why that comes along with knowing the parts of speech. Here prose, an example, her prose, an example. I like the samples of u Yikkes! Jan 13, Brad rated it really liked it Shelves: This is a book for writers, and those who have to read and grade papers. Feb 09, Emma Sea marked it as dnf Shelves: In this regard, if you are going to read that s Between her two books, I liked her other on Grammar as Style slightly better.

And I plan zentences returning to it again and again. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.

English language — Rhetoric. Your request to send this item has been completed. While the examples she uses are fun to read, I think the way Tufte uses the various parts of speech in her own writing is as educational than the examples she gives.


Find a copy in the library Finding libraries that hold this item One of the best ways of teaching is to show rather than just to tell, and in this book, Virginia Tufte Edward Tufte’s mother [thanks, Dan, for correcting my misperception that she was his wife! Published May 1st by Graphics Press first published January 1st Nails the thought to the deck. Listen to the sound of my own voice. Details Additional Physical Format: In space or time or both, it can go in any direction as continuous or repetitive, accelerated or retarded, smooth, halting, or halted.

I copied down various examples that Tufte uses to demonstrate a syntactic style, but I’ve included two paragraphs–first and last–that she wrote to display her excellent writing skill. I like it not less or more, just different. And even as she uses advanced terms that may be unknown to the beginning writing student, she explains and defines them. It is read and is said to move.

A wonderful survey of different types of sentences by studying actual sentences by professional writers in the wild, across a variety of genres, and with both modern and classic samples.

Myself, I’m not big on deconstruction as that path usually leads to meaninglessness and dissatisfaction. This book is full of little clever moments like this for the astute reader, and though I read this book cover-to-cover, I’m sure I haven’t caught them all.

Placing the focus on style and flexibility instead of rules provides tutors in the Writing Center with an excellent model for non-directive tutoring. Ina quarter meant popcorn, candy, a movie, a cartoon, and a serial, plus a trip to the projection booth to visit Snooky, who read Mickey Spillane books. Gave up fairly quickly as did not feel prepared for it in some way.

Feb 29, Madly Jane rated it sentencez was amazing Shelves: But the joy in reading this book isn’t simply from her well-curated samples from literature; it is also from Tufte’s writing itself, which often subtly uses the devices she’s talking about. There are a lot of great analyses in tuffe and useful examples Return to Book Page.


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And I learned a lot about sentences through hundreds of examples, but I have no idea how much will stick past the page. The E-mail Address es field is required. Linked Data More info about Linked Data. It’s not for beginners; Tufte won’t waste your time explaining the parts of speech.

The course I am taking Winter and Spring at The Evergreen State College is going through this book one chapter a week — which is a good pace, considering its dense, thought-provoking materia. Artful Sent In Artful Sentences: The Artful Sentence is at the heart of all good writing.

But I do however, give her full marks because I truly appreciate how seriously she’s taken the subject and how much research and thoughtfulness went into a fairly rigorous treatment. Working with the chapter in class, I would say students focused on the four short sentence types the first half of the chapter more than on the compound effects within paragraphs. No trivia or quizzes yet. I can see why students might be a little resistant to her. To ask other readers questions about Artful Sentencesplease sign up.

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Aug 04, Steve Goodyear rated it liked it. Construction as basic to meaning.

Vocalizing the written words is a common strategy adopted by tutors.