ERIC Number: ED112408
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
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Artful Balance: The Parallel Structures of Style.
Hiatt, Mary P.
Based on an extensive computer-aided examination of representative published American writing, this book examines and compares how various kinds of prose employ the diverse forms of parallelism. A scale of rhetorical value for assessing the cooccurring rhetorical devices of repetition is also presented. The chapters are entitled: "Balance or Imbalance?"; "Rhetoric and Parallel Matters"; "Definitions and Problems in a Broad Study"; "The Signals of Parallelism"; "Synthetic Sentences Versus Real Results"; "Doublets and 'Ocular Scan'"; "Deviation, Devices, and Classification"; "The Code and the Classification"; "Parallelism in Informative Prose: Findings"; "Parallelism in Imaginative Prose: Findings"; "Rank Order Listing of Parallelism and Rhetorical Devices"; "Rhetorical Values, Rhetorical Scores"; and "Style and Parallelism." A bibliography and five appendixes are also included. (LL)
Descriptors: Language Patterns, Literary Styles, Literature Reviews, Parallelism (Literary), Programed Instruction, Prose, Rhetoric, Writing (Composition), Writing Skills
Teachers College Press, 1234 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, New York 10027 ($6.50 paper, $12.50 cloth)
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