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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You may have already requested this item. Similar Items Related Subjects: Artdul such as parataxis, synecdoche, as well as the elusive wysiwyg clause what you see is what you getare defined for readers who may not yet be familiar with them.

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.

Digital Library Federation, December It assures that students keep their autonomy, while also effectively communicating writing principles. She describes examples to follow, but only rarely does she give set rules.

The book has special interest for aspiring writers, students of literature and language, and anyone who finds joy in reading and writing. And a Bowling Ball. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.


Artful Sentences: Syntax as Style

Her attention to language is close. No trivia or quizzes yet. I read this book a few pages at a time over a couple of months. Although she begins with the simple sentence, she moves through compound, complex, and compound complex sentences quickly, describing the sentence parts and how they can be used.

Thinking not so much about diagramming them, or naming them, or wondering how they unfold for people. Whether you will like this book or not comes down to the reason you are reading it.

Subjects English language — Rhetoric. No eBook available Amazon. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. The hardest part of reading this book was the first chapter. She establishes a great rhythm.

Artful Sentences: Syntax as Style – Virginia Tufte – Google Books

Style as Syntax is what it sounds: For example, consider the introduction to The Noun as Fragment: I feel like I missed the first week of class and was thrown into a lecture that makes no sense.

A short sentence in the middle of a long-sentences-paragraph. It is read and is said to move. It sounded good and I kept it by my side and sentsnces some literary help pulled it off the sentencds to- read” shelf. And I learned a lot about sentences through hundreds of examples, but I have no idea how much will stick past the page.


May 11, Kaylee Tanner rated it it was amazing. Elegant explanations of current thinking on matters of syntax, combined with numerous examples that demonstrate the differences between valid stylistic choices provide the reader, whether relatively new to grammatical thinking or confidently knowledgeable, with a tool to help understand and critique the way authors choose their words.

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A scientific bummer to anyone who actually enjoys this stuff. Placing the focus on style and tuft instead of rules provides tutors in the Writing Center with an excellent model for non-directive tutoring. A delight – and one you can dip into anywhere. To know the sentence is to love it and wish to perfect one’s command of it.

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