ERIC Number: ED034774
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Style in English. The Bobbs-Merrill Series in Composition and Rhetoric.
Nist, John, Ed.
The thesis that style through the manner of expression provides the writer or speaker with the matter of his discourse is the subject of these eight essays. Articles are by (1) Louis T. Milic, who explores the implication of stylistic theory for the teaching of composition, (2) Martin Joos, who relates style theories to the national enthusiasm for correctness in usage, (3) Seymour Chatman, who examines the meaning of "style" and contrasts Johnson's style with that of Sir Thomas Browne, (4) Edward P. J. Corbett, who shows how Swift's style in "A Modest Proposal" molds an effective piece of ironic satire, (5) Donald P. Costello, who analyses J. D. Salinger's creation of the illusion of reality through the emotive language of his neurotic narrator, Holden Caulfield, (6) Walton R. Patrick, who examines the subjective and poetic style of 20th-century short stories, (7) Richard Gunter, who discusses the function of recurring linguistic patterns in the production of poetry, and (8) John Nist, who analyzes the sound patterns and textural intensity of the poems of Hopkins. Writing and discussion suggestions follow each essay. (JM)
Descriptors: Analytical Criticism, English Literature, Language Patterns, Language Rhythm, Language Styles, Language Usage, Literary Criticism, Literary Styles, Novels, Poetry, Rhetoric, Short Stories, Speech Skills, Standard Spoken Usage, Textual Criticism, Writing (Composition), Writing Skills
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