Elements Of Rhetoric And English Composition; Second High School Course

Paperback | February 5, 2012

byGeorge Rice Carpenter

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II MINOR FORMS OF COMPOSITION 5. Note-books.--Exercise I.--6. Examination Papers.--ExErcise 2.--7. Translation.--Exercise 3.--8. Paraphrase.--'exerciser--9. Letters.--10. The Essential Principle.--11. Paper And Ink.--12. The Envelope.--Exercise 5.--13. The Beginning Of A Letter.--14. The End.--Exercise 6. 15. Letters In The Third Person.--Exercise 7.---16. The Body Of The Letter.--Exercise 8.--17. Letters In LiteraTure. 5. Note-books.--No one will learn to write well who does not regard all pieces of composition as alike worthy of careful attention. We may, of course, jot down addresses or memoranda on the back of an old envelope without much concern as to the form of our expression; and in taking rough notes of a lecture it is sufficient to put down only such words as will best recall to our own minds a few hours later what were the speaker's main ideas. But it is another matter when what we write is intended for the eye of another, or even when it is to be preserved for our own permanent use. In such cases care and skill are necessary. Notice, for example, the following extracts from a student's laboratory note-book in physics, written expressly for the information of his instructors or examiners:--(1) The ivory balls rebounded the greatest distance. Showing that ivory was the most elastic substance of the three. Then the wooden balls rebounded the next longest distance, showing that wood was the second most elastic substance of the three. Then the rubber was the least elastic of the three. (2) I took a long glass tube and put one end in water and the other in my mouth. By expanding my lungs, the air was rarefied and the water rushed into the tube. If you close one end with your finger, the water will not flow out at the other, because the outsi...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II MINOR FORMS OF COMPOSITION 5. Note-books.--Exercise I.--6. Examination Papers.--ExErcise 2.--7. Translation.--Exerc...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:106 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217713386

ISBN - 13:9780217713382

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