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Artful Sentences has increased my understanding as to how syntax creates and conveys meaning. Her commentaries highlight the easily overlooked contribution of syntax to the expressive success of a well-crafted sentence. It is not about basic rules. It is not a standardized style guide to be used as a reference manual. Artful Sentences is divided up into 14 chapters; each chapter covers a different concept related to syntax.

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I imagine the book has a little something for everyone—the basics of syntax at the start and some really cool advanced tips toward the end.

The final chapter in particular had some amazing thoughts on rhythm, cohesion, syntactic symbolism, and stop consonants. I did my best to capture the best bits below. Bold and italics and notes are mine. Short sentences often serve well as introductory sentences in a paragraph. The fiesta was finished. I woke about nine o-clock, had a bath, dressed, and went downstairs. The square was empty and there were no people on the streets. A few children were picking up rocket-sticks in the square …. Simplicity is not a given.

It is an achievement, a human invention, a discovery, a beloved belief. Parallelism is saying like things in like ways. It is accomplished by repetition of words and syntactic structures in planned symmetrical arrangements and, if not overdone, has a place in day-to-day writing.

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted…. All this will not be finished in the first one hundred days. Nor will it be finished in the first one thousand days nor in the life of this administration, nor even perhaps in our lifetime on this planet. But let us begin. Ellipsis — the acceptable removal, because they are understood, of parallel items in a series.

Rhythm is an unavoidable consideration for any prose writer , like metrics for the poet, and it is by no means limited to the use of parallelism. Rhythm is that peculiar quality of parallelism, hard to define or formulate, that helps explain its practicality and impact. Thus, if we want to write fiction that flows, we need to explore the syntax of our prose on all levels, from the micro level of the sentence to the macro level of the complete work.

Now and then a skilled writer may use the same structure in a way that mimics the particular actions the sentence describes. Stop consontants slow the progress of the sentence to produce an aural analogue for the announcement of the hour. The sentence is made symbolic primarily by its sounds, but the arrangement of the words helps to produce the intervals that contribute to the effect:.

You can buy the book here. VP of marketing currently living in Boise, Idaho. I work with the lovely folks at Buffer. You can join my email list to get an inside look at marketing and branding and team-building in tech. I share favorite articles and insights from the stuff I read. To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted… — Ecclesiastes: All this will not be finished in the first one hundred days.

Kennedy, inaugural address, January 20, — Ellipsis — the acceptable removal, because they are understood, of parallel items in a series. The sentence is made symbolic primarily by its sounds, but the arrangement of the words helps to produce the intervals that contribute to the effect: Somewhere a p on d erous t ower clo ck slowly d ro pp e d a d ozen s t ro k es in t o the g loom.

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Virginia Tufte

Virginia Tufte — was an author and distinguished emerita professor of English at the University of Southern California. Her special fields were Milton , Renaissance poetry , and the history and grammar of English. She held Ph. D and M. She was born in Nebraska, and was married in Omaha in to Edward E.

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Artful Sentences: Syntax as Style

I imagine the book has a little something for everyone—the basics of syntax at the start and some really cool advanced tips toward the end. The final chapter in particular had some amazing thoughts on rhythm, cohesion, syntactic symbolism, and stop consonants. I did my best to capture the best bits below. Bold and italics and notes are mine. Short sentences often serve well as introductory sentences in a paragraph. The fiesta was finished.

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Virginia Tufte Artful Sentences: Syntax as Style In Artful Sentences: Syntax as Style, Virginia Tufte presents — and comments on — more than a thousand excellent sentences chosen from the works of authors in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The sentences come from an extensive search to identify some of the ways professional writers use the generous resources of the English language. The book displays the sentences in fourteen chapters, each one organized around a syntactic concept-short sentences, noun phrases, verb phrases, appositives, parallelism, for example. It thus provides a systematic, comprehensive range of models for aspiring writers.

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