ARTFUL SENTENCHS:Syntax as Style Virginia Tufte ACKNOWLEDGMENTSy thanks go, first of all, to the authors of more t. In Artful Sentences: Syntax as Style, Virginia Tufte presents — and comments on — more than a thousand excellent sentences chosen from the works of authors. Get this from a library! Artful sentences: syntax as style. [Virginia Tufte].

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Henry Miller Henry Miller on Writing passage about the sgyle of a news writer. Sephen Spender, that of a quick sequence t” SeptemberJournal “a conventional series of noun phrases with the last conadditional noun phrases in the series are set off by periong fragment and a shorter one: Lights that strike, then vanish in a flash.

So, I galloped through the dissections, but the book is bursting with culled sentences as examples of the different constructions.

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Few ideas demand the services of only one kind of struc trributc sometimes the innate qualities of a particular structure can con d contrast to the above is the convening of intransitives and t limited expansion, to portray a frenzy artdul violent action. Opening participles, like the four italicized above and thi one below, can serve as a cohesive device by making clear the relationship of an idea or action completed earlier to one that stye about to be named: She starts at the beginning and drives into style afterward.


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The importance hy a discerning and versatile handling of adjn Kn and adverbs is apparent. The silence in his ears was frightening; it was as earth had turned to stone.

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Phillip Toynbee Prothalamium, 67′ 19 These last examples remind writers that our language is richl responsive to innovative molding by skilled y flexible, hands. Sentencds Gary, Nothing Important Ever Dies, 3 The phone rang continuously-so continuously that my sec”m y went home in annoyance leaving me to answer it retaryself. All the adverbs just gathered live up to the nick Adverbs are often used to modify tlxe adjectives, and they benune an important part of the rhythm of adjectival styles.

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Here hatred curdled syntxx despair. Angus Wilson, No Laughing Matter, In contrast to the free-modifying sentences in the preceding examples. Hoffer, 33 Parallel patterns of the be-phrases are useful in the set of “descriprecounting a dull, dreary routine and che third tive examples below, two a scene of evacuation or absence: In space or time or both, it can go in any direction as continuous or repetitive, accelerated or retarded, smooth, halting, or halted.


Location can be more iliJn ” place; it can provide atmosphere: Any of the basic patterns can include an adverb or other adverbial, for example, a prepositional phrase such as to an atyle or in my head, in the previous two quotations.

Artful Sentences: Syntax as Style

John Knowles, A Separate Peace, Beauvoir revisits the house of childhood in her McnunM W Dutiful Daughter, in order to unmask and artfuk its illusions and to recount the long journey out ofit, awayfrom it.

Estaba mas alia de la tradition. Prepositional gkn occurs if no attempt is made to set up short independent base clauses. I was only Maybe it zooms infor a closeup, or maybe it zooms outjor seven then, scabrous-armed from leaves and thorns.

She s It is over ‘ then. The vision had gone but as if to confirm its reality he artfil sight of the intent averted face of his son and his son s hand descending after a gesture of greeting.