First Year English for High Schools

Paperback | January 15, 2012

byEmogene Sanford Simons

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1906. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... chapter ii written composition But words are things, and a small drop of ink, Falling, like dew, upon a thought, produces That which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think. Byron. 8 Purpose. Written composition differs from oral composition in that it is meant either to reach some one at a distance, or to address itself to a larger number of persons, or to be read at some future time. Indeed it is not infrequently the case that a writer has in view the accomplishment of all three of these ends not attained by oral composition. Spoken statements are often carelessly composed and quickly forgotten, but most written expressions are meant to be more or less lasting. No matter whether the composition is in the form of a letter, a diary, an essay, a history, or a story, the writer expects it to be read. Therefore it behooves him to write so that the reader not only may but must understand. In oral composition certain intonations of the voice, movements of the lips, pauses, gestures, expressions of the face, aid the speaker to express his meaning. But in written composition none of these helps are available. The word forms only are there and the reader must himself supply whatever is lacking. 9 Form. In order to help the reader to understand readily whatever we may write it is necessary that our compositions have a certain form. Legibility and neatness are aids to easy and pleasurable comprehension. A soiled or carelessly written letter, for instance, may sometimes cause the writer both shame and pecuniary loss. Since an applicant for a position is usually judged by his letter of application, a slovenly written one may cost him the position. Needless delay and annoyance may be caused by an illegible business letter. For uniformity in class work the following mechanic...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1906. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... chapter ii written composition But words are things, and a small drop of ink, Falling, like dew, upon a thought, produces That which ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:46 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:January 15, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217833373

ISBN - 13:9780217833370

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