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Published by Prentice-Hall in Englewood Cliffs, N.J .
Written in English

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    StatementRobert Miles, Marc Bertonasco.
    SeriesPrentice-Hall series in English composition
    ContributionsBertonasco, Marc F., 1934- joint author.
    LC ClassificationsPE1421 .M52
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 248 p. ;
    Number of Pages248
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4900325M
    ISBN 10013731521X
    LC Control Number76044391

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Sold by Yellow Raccoon and ships from Amazon Fulfillment. FREE by: 1. Prose style matters – and it’s good that it matters. Books are made out of sentences and sentences are made out of words.

If you re not very picky indeed about your word choices and sentence constructions, you will never be (or deserve to be) a real professional author. Avoid Writing Purple Prose. This final one encapsulates a lot of the prose writing rules we’ve covered, such as striking out adjectives and preferring the simple to the fancy.

According the the dictionary, purple prose is writing that is “too elaborate or ornate”. It’s the literary equivalent of a chocolate box painting. A list all time best prose writers is always going to be subjective list of course, but here is our current list of the world’s best prose writers: William Shakespeare ( ) Best known for: King Lear, Romeo & Juliet, Hamlet.

An English poet, playwright and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language. 50 Must-Read Books with Gorgeous Writing Melissa Baron We book lovers read so much, and so widely, that we’ve seen it all.

The good, the bad, the so-bad-it’s-good, the meh, the life changing. In prose infused with the dramatically feminine sensuality of spring, we experience seventeen-year-old Diana’s uncertain steps Author: Melissa Baron. English literature - English literature - Prose: The earliest English prose work, the law code of King Aethelberht I of Kent, was written within a few years of the arrival in England () of St.

Augustine of Canterbury. Other 7th- and 8th-century prose, similarly practical in character, includes more laws, wills, and charters. According to Cuthbert, who was a monk at Jarrow, Bede at the time. Vikram Seth: Read either A Golden Gate or An Equal incredibly good examples of fine style.

(In particular A Golden Gate, though as a Novel in Verse, it might not match your prose requirement). If you're willing to consider writers from the 20th Century, you can't get better than Wodehouse.

Books that have beautiful prose/poetic writing/heart-wrenching words. Score A book’s total score is based on multiple factors, including the number of people who have voted for it and how highly those voters ranked the book.

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Many types of prose exist, which include nonfictional prose, heroic prose, prose poem, polyphonic prose, alliterative prose, prose fiction, and village prose in Russian literature.

A prose poem is a composition in prose that has some of the qualities of a poem. Read this book on Questia. Modern Prose Style by Bonamy Dobrée, | Online Research Library: Questia Read the full-text online edition of Modern Prose Style ().

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Now with two Man Booker prizes to her name, Hilary Mantel is the greatest English prose writer publishing today. And before you start contradicting me in the comment thread, I'm. His prose was tight and emphatic, and his phrases never dangled or were superfluous.

His craftsmanship honed his work to its essence. There aren’t many Raymond Carvers in this world, but each of us can learn some important things from the way he approached his writing. Sentence structure and punctuation were crucial, the proper word was Author: William Noble.

Works of fiction with the following elements: descriptive writing that is lyrical, reads like poetry, and evokes beautiful images. Score A book’s total score is based on multiple factors, including the number of people who have voted for it and how highly those voters ranked the book.

Which author has, in your opinion, the best prose. Like many of you I love prose. As we read it, it seems effortless but the only reason why it flows so well is because of the ridiculous amount of. Mercury’s Words: The End of Rhetoric and the Beginning of Prose by John Guillory.

The essay begins: The origin of modern prose style was the subject of much scholarly debate in the first half of the twentieth century, but interest in the subject waned thereafter. While prose can be broadly defined as straightforward writing that resembles everyday spoken word, there are categories that prose can be broken into: nonfiction, fictional, heroic, and poetry.

Nonfictional prose writings are pieces that are written that contain mostly facts but may contain pieces of fictional information for literary purposes.

Prose Style: A Contemporary Guide, 2nd Edition. Robert Miles, California State University - Sacramento. Marc Bertonasco, California State University - SacramentoAvailability: Available.

And quantity tells. Inspired prose may be as rare as great poetry--though I am inclined to doubt even that; but good prose is unquestionably far more common than good poetry.

It is something you can come across every day: in a letter, in a newspaper, almost anywhere." (John Gross, Introduction to The New Oxford Book of English Prose. Oxford Author: Richard Nordquist. C ertain writing style patterns weaken your prose and render it awkward, generic, and impersonal.

As we hike the writer’s path of never-ending refinement, we must learn to see patterns that were once invisible to us. Some of these patterns are revealed through the lens of experience; others are shown to us by editors and friends.

Prose is the style of writing which most people use when they are writing. There are many examples of prose from the Philippines. Asked in Academic Writing, Literary Terminology. But you'd still want to read Als if he rewrote the phone book — his prose is that beautiful and complex, pulling us through precise yet unexpected leaps of thought.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Get this from a library. Prose style: a contemporary guide. [Robert Miles; Marc F Bertonasco; William Karns] -- For courses in advanced composition.

This volume analyzes the various levels of prose style and provides lessons in clarity, precision, parallelism, sentence variety, figures of speech, and voice. I can't believe that Ernest Hemingway hasn't yet been mentioned.

Although very simple, Hemingway's prose is perhaps one of the most distinct in the English language. The short, powerful sentences that characterize Hemingway's writing serve to make. In the style of Fisher we can observe the beginning of an ornate style.

Fisher proved to be the direct ancestor of the prose style of the great 17 th century prose writer Jeremy Taylor. HUGH LATIMER () is another prose writer of the 15 th century who was punished by Henry V because of his resistance against some of his reforms Author: English Notes.

AP Style is known by many as the “go-to” writing style for journalists and public relations pros. The Associated Press Stylebook contains more than 3, entries detailing rules on grammar, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, abbreviation and word and numeral usage to help you master news writing.

A prose novel is a novel that is written in prose, rather than verse. Since verse novels are exceedingly rare — quick can anyone name one without “peeking” below. — the term “prose novel” is seldom used.

The modern verse novel probably begins with. Top 10 books writers should read The rules of modern writing have been around for a century, and this tiny volume is where they spent all that time.

Written in beautiful 19th-century prose. The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century is a English style guide written by cognitive scientist, linguist and popular science author Steven ng upon earlier guides, such as Strunk & White's The Elements of Style and Fowler's A Dictionary of Modern English Usage, it applies science to the process of writing, and explains its prescriptions Author: Steven Pinker.

CHARLES LAMB PROSE STYLE Charles Lamb the most famous exponent of the persona English Literature is somewhat of an enigma. He did on. any formal education, having studied in Christ's Hospital after which he joined as a clerk at South-Sea-House. He was a he was a writer who received his training from the writers of the seventeen eighteenth century.

"Beginning writers often find it difficult to distinguish between public and private writing, or what Linda Flower calls 'writer based' and 'reader based' is, writer-based prose is a 'verbal expression.' written by, to, and for the writer, that reflects the associative action of the mind when verbally relating a : Richard Nordquist.

This is borne out by The New Oxford Book of English Prose, which is a compendium, a vade mecum, and finally a history of more than six hundred years of English prose style. If the book can be said to have a moral, as I believe it does, it is that style is the great preservative of literature.

prose definition: 1. written language in its ordinary form rather than poetry: 2. written language in its ordinary. Learn more. Although dozens of French writers experimented with the prose poem in the s, it was not until Baudelaire's work appeared in that the prose poem gained wide recognition.

However, it was Rimbaud's book of prose poetry Illuminations, published inthat would stand as his greatest work, and among the best examples of the prose poem. Buy Prose Style: A Contemporary Guide 2nd edition () by Robert Miles, William Karns and Marc F.

Bertonasco for up to 90% off at : Prentice Hall, Inc. Inhe refused to take part in the official Russian writers' delegation to Book Expo America, causing a scandal and became persona non grata in Russian literary : Alexandra Guzeva.

Among contemporary American writers, the form is widely popular and can be found in work by poets from a diverse range of movements and styles, including James Wright, Russell Edson, and Charles ll McGrath’s winding and descriptive "The Prose Poem" is a recent example of the form; it begins: On the map it is precise and rectilinear as a chessboard, though driving past you would.

Introduction. Prose has, of course, always existed as a means of defining nonmetrical writing. It assumed particular importance in the early modern period (c. –) after the advent of the printing press, which led to an exponential increase in the number of works produced in of these were in prose, the most widespread and straightforward mode of writing, because authors.Jack Kerouac’s 31 Beliefs about Writing by Joe Bunting | 80 comments I came across Jack Kerouac’s list of thirty “Beliefs and Techniques for Modern Prose,” and unsurprisingly, if you’ve read Kerouac, it’s less of a list of techniques and more a poetic riff on the writing life itself.The collection includes two poems Mackey had been writing for more than 20 years: "Song of the Andoumboulou," about a ritual funeral song from the Dogon people of modern-day Mali; and "Mu.".