Writing with Style: Grammar in Context

Paperback | February 19, 2014

byHeather Pyrcz

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Innovative and engaging, Writing with Style helps students understand the intricacies of grammar through the deconstruction and rebuilding of a variety of high-interest literary quotations. By showing how specific elements and devices are used to create meaning, this concise text is anindispensable grammar guide for any course with a writing component.

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Innovative and engaging, Writing with Style helps students understand the intricacies of grammar through the deconstruction and rebuilding of a variety of high-interest literary quotations. By showing how specific elements and devices are used to create meaning, this concise text is anindispensable grammar guide for any course with a w...

Heather Pyrcz taught creative writing, composition, and English literature at Acadia University for two decades. She is a published poet, anthologist, and co-author of the second edition of The Canadian Oxford Guide to Writing (OUP 2008).

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:200 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.42 inPublished:February 19, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019900790X

ISBN - 13:9780199007905

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Preface to InstructorsSuggestions for EvaluationPreface to StudentsAcknowledgementsPART I - Lessons1. Jane Austen Parts of a Sentence: Subject, Predicate2. Franz Kafka Parts of Speech3. Margaret Atwood Nouns, Simple Sentences, Figures of Speech4. James Joyce Verbs: Principal Parts, Tense5. Dylan Thomas Verbs: Finite/Verbal, Intransitive/Transitive6. Pearl S. Buck Verbs: Mood7. Simone de Beauvoir Parts of a Sentence: Subject, Object8. Gabriel Garcia Marquez Adjectives, Adverbs9. Andre Gide Simple Sentences, Phrases10. Heraclitus Compound Sentences, Independent Clauses, Parallel Constructions11. Oscar Wilde Compound Sentences, Parataxis, Conjunctions12. Virginia Woolf Compound Sentences, Freight Trains, Triads13. Graham Greene Complex Sentences, Dependent Clauses14. Hannah Arendt Complex Sentences, Dependent Clauses, Subordinating Conjunctions15. Martin Luther King Jr Clauses16. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Punctuating Clauses, Restrictive and Non-restrictive Clauses17. David Suzuki Compound-Complex Sentences, Analogies18. Barbara Gowdy Fragments, Pronouns, Tone19. Angela Carter Interruption, Allusion20. A Cornucopia of Voices Figures of Speech: Metaphor, Simile21. A Plethora of Voices Emphatic Devices: Repetition22. George Elliott Clarke Emphatic Devices: Accumulation23. Simone Weil Emphatic Devices: Rhythm24. The Canadian Oxford Dictionary DictionReviewPART II - Excerpts25. Don McKay Clarity26. Charles Dickens Emphatic Devices27. Peter Sanger Diction28. Harry Thurston Description29. Doris Lessing Flow30. Barack Obama Parallel Constructions, Anaphora31. Annie Dillard Poetic Devices in Prose32. Phil Fontaine Eloquence, Tense33. Thomas Carlyle Last WordPART III - Essay WritingTen Rules of Thumb for Essay Writing1. Finding a topic2. Crafting a thesis statement3. Writing an outline4. Beginning5. Making the essay flow6. Integrating quotations7. Ending8. Inventing an effective title9. Citing and documenting10. Revising and editingPART IV - Handbook of Style and Grammar TermsAllusionAppositivesClausesDictionEllipsisEmphatic DevicesFigurative LanguageParts of the SentenceParts of SpeechPhrasesPunctuationRestrictive and Non-restrictive elementsSentencesToneQuotation AnalysisWorks CitedIndex