Effective Expression: A Textbook on Composition and Rhetoric for the Four Years of High School and the First Year of College (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Effective Expression: A Textbook on Composition and Rhetoric for the Four Years of High School and the First Year of College

We trust we have made the book self-explanatory. We have emphasized getting ready to write in an introductory chapter, for it is the best approach to the subject; we have treated the fundamental prin ciples and the rhetorical qualities, vitally, for too often they have been but empty words; we have shown the philosophy of the paragraph and the topic-sentence, together with the relation of the topic-sentence to the method of development, for the paragraph is the unit of the composition, and mastery of it goes far toward mastery of the whole subject. We have corrected the popular conception that rhetoric is ?owery writing by showing that it is the art of effective writing; we have shown that diction, grammar, the use of figures of speech, and the study of poetry are essential for all who would so handle pure, crude facts, the raw material, as to make the finished product effective. We have shown that oral composition is best treated along with written composition and that such a method both saves time and increases efficiency. The chapter on The Finished Product reveals the importance of bringing the knowledge of literature to bear upon our writing, and shows how and what to read until one has formed his own taste and needs less guidance.

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Publisher - Forgotten Books

Language - English

Author(s) - Charles Elbert Rhodes

Hardback

Published Date - August 27 2019

ISBN - 9780365393733

Dimensions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 3.2 cm

Page Count - 548

Paperback

Published Date - August 27 2019

ISBN - 9781331596301

Dimensions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.9 cm

Page Count - 550

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