Introduction To Theme-writing

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byJefferson Butler Fletcher

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...noise till noon, A noise like of a hidden brook 1 The facility with which language can, as it were, keep pace with the motion of outward events is suggested by Pope's well-known lines:--" When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw, The line too labors and the words move slow; Not so when swift Camilla scours the plain, Flies o'er the unbending corn, and skims along the main." In the leafy month of June, That to the sleeping woods all night Singeth a quiet tune." Coleridge: The Ancient Mariner. (b) " Hail to thee, blithe spirit--Bird thou never wert--That from heaven or near it Pourest thy full heart In profuse strains of unpremeditated art." Shelley: To a Skylark. (-) " The sun was gone now; the curled moon Was like a little feather Fluttering far down the gulf; and now She spoke through the still weather. Her voice was like the voice the stars Had when they sang together. " ROSSETTI: The Blessed Damozel. 2. The Extent of the Material for Narrative.--Not only is narration a form of composition for which language is well adapted, but the proper subject-matter for narrative--acts and events--is the very stuff of which our lives are made. Our first question is therefore likely to be, not how shall we find events to put into our narrative, but where shall we set the limit for them: how many shall we admit? It might, at first sight, seem, for instance, that it would be simple enough to record the experience of a single moment in the life of one man. A striking passage in Tolstoi's War and Peace shows, however, what a multitude of minor events he saw fit to include in the experiences of a man who was almost instantaneously killed by a bursting bomb. With what takes place in just one minute he fills three pages. But the story which...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...noise till noon, A noise like of a hidden brook 1 The facility with which language can, as it were, keep pace w...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:34 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021785351X

ISBN - 13:9780217853514

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