Elements of English Composition, Grammatical, Rhetorical, Logical, and Practical: Prepared for Academies and Schools

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A.S. Barnes, 1874 - 406 páginas

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Adjective Pronouns or Pronominal Adjectives
32
Adjectives
34
Adjectives Degrees of quality expressed
37
The Article Proper and improper use of it
39
The Verb Classes of Verbs
44
Auxiliary Verbs Erroneous use of them
47
Intransitive Verbs Erroneous use of them
51
Irregular Verbs Erroneous use of them
53
Verbs The proper use of the subjunctive mood
55
Verbs Proper and improper use of certain tenses and moods
58
Verbs The proper use of number and person
61
Verbs The infinitive mood
66
Participles
68
LESSON Pags 23 Exercises on Participles
73
The Adverb
74
Position of Adverbs in a sentence and their misapplication
75
Position of Adverbs in a sentence
77
Prepositions
80
Prepositions Their collocation and repetition
84
Conjunctions or connectives
87
Conjunctions Effect of repetition and omission
90
Interjections
93
Primitive and derivative words
94
Rootforms received into our language from the Latin
96
Spelling of derivative and compound words
104
Abbreviations
106
Miscellaneous exercises on the parts of speech
109
Sentences
111
The subject of a sentence
112
The complex or modified subject
115
The predicate of a sentence
117
Transitive and intransitive sentences
119
Complex sentences
120
Sentences Simple and compound
123
Sentences Declarative conditional interrogative impera tive exclamatory
125
Agreement and correspondence among the parts of a sentence
126
Correspondence grammatical and logical among the parts of a sentence
127
Punctuation
128
Punctuation The comma
131
Punctuation The comma
132
Punctuation Colon semicolon
134
Punctuation Period interrogation and exclamation points dash
135
LESSON PAGE 52 Punctuation Remaining marks
137
Sentencebuilding
140
Sentences varied in structure
141
Sentences varied in structure
142
Sentences varied by abridgment and omission of clauses
143
Equivalent modes of expression
144
Sentences varied by transposition of words and clauses
145
Sentences constructed from given words
147
Nonperiodic and periodic sentences
149
Formation of periodic sentences
151
Choice between nonperiodic sentences and a periodic sentence
153
Grammatical purity of diction
155
Purity of diction
158
Simplicity of diction
162
Propriety of expression
166
Propriety of expression
168
Propriety of expression
170
Precision of expression
173
Precision of expression
175
Precision of expression
177
Precision of expression Synonyms
180
Precision of expression Synonyms explained and illustrated
182
Precision of expression Use of synonyms
187
Synonyms continued
189
Synonyms continued
191
Additional synonyms
194
Synonyms continued
196
Precision of expression
200
Clearness in the structure of sentences
201
Clearness in the structure of sentences
205
Clearness in the structure of sentences
207
LESSON PAGs 84 Clearness in the structure of sentences
210
Unity in the construction of sentences and paragraphs
211
Strength and vivacity of expression
213
Strength in the structure of sentences
215
Figurative expression
238
The simile or comparison
240
The metaphor
243
The allegory
246
Hyperbole
249
Personification
251
Apostrophe
253
The vision or hypotyposis
255
The metonymy
257
The synecdoche or comprehension
259
The antonomasia
260
The irony
261
The euphemism litotes and communication
263
The climax or gradation
264
The antithesis or contrast
266
Anticipation Correction Omission Concession Expos tulation or communication Dubitation
269
Enumeration Accumulation Asyndeton etc
270
Practical exercises on enumeration and other figures of the preceding lesson
273
LESSON PAGE 114 The interrogation The exclamation
274
Exercises on exclamation and interrogation 276 H 116 Parenthesis Analepsis Apposition
278
Exercises on the figures in the preceding lesson
280
Hyperbaton Anacoluthon Aposiopesis
281
Repetition and redundancy
282
The alliteration
283
Correction of faulty metaphorical language
285
Exercises on metaphorical language
287
Elementary exercise in original composition
290
Various kinds of exercise in original composition
291
Change of poetry into prose
292
Improving the style of old authorsand abridging modern authors
295
Translations and paraphrase
296
Sources of illustration
298
Additional sources of illustration
300
Descriptive writing
301
Questions suggestive of ideas for desc on
303
Narrative composition
305
Personal subjects
309
Biography
311
Historical composition travels novels
312
Letterwriting Rules for it
314
Additional rules for letterwriting Specimens
315
Essays dissertations etc
324
Topics suggestive of ideas
326
Topics suggestive of ideas
329
Topics suggestive of ideas
330
LESSON PAGE 145 Topics suggestive of ideas
333
Topics suggestive of ideas
334
Topics suggestive of ideas
336
The oration or discourse
338
Aids in argumentative writing
341
Aids in argumentative writing
344
Aids in argumentative writing
346
Aids in argumentative writing
349
Reasoning from examples
350
Reasoning from analogy comparison and contrast
352
Reasoning by fables and proverbs
353
Descriptive and interrogative reasoning
355
Laws of argumentative writing
357
Sermonwriting
358
The writing of poetry
360
Versification
361
Poetical pauses
368
Rules for the principal or cćsural pause
369
Rules for final pauses
371
Accents in verse
373
Imperfect rhymes
375
Blank verse
378
Preliminaries to versification
379
Preliminaries to versification
380
Versification continued
382
Etymological and syntactical figures
385
Poetic language and construction
386
Narrative poetry
390
Lyric poetry
392
Descriptive poetry
393
Subjects for Composition
395

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