Graphics Press has now published Virginia Tufte’s new book, Artful Sentences: Syntax as Style. A description of the book, some sample pages, and ordering. About adjectives: all fine prose is based on the verbs carrying the sentences. They make sentences move. Probably the finest technical poem in English is. Virginia Tufte’s Artful Sentences really came together for me in the last chapter. I imagine the book has a little something for everyone—the.

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Tufte breaks the sentences down quite well I sneaked a peek, now and sentenves This is a book for writers, and those who have to read and grade papers. But enough about that.

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HathiTrust Digital Library, Limited view search only. Articulating the complex and varied possibilities offered by the sentence is a difficult task.

See 1 question about Artful Sentences…. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. And just as a side note, does skimming in desperation count as “read”? The big difference, though, is that her writing is just as interesting as the examples. Definately buy this one.


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The hardest part of reading this book was the first chapter. So, I galloped through the dissections, but the book is bursting with culled sentences as examples of the different constructions. Learn how to end and begin sentences for specific effects.

And I plan on returning to it again and again. It is rich with examples — literally thousands of sentences from acclaimed and not so-acclaimed writers are examined.

Artful Sentences: Syntax as Style by Virginia Tufte

Tufte truly illustrates the infinite capacity to create sentences form finite means. Inside were long-unused eentences stamps, twenty or more, apparently in the distant past employed to mark student papers. The E-mail Address es field is required. Working with the chapter in class, I would say students focused on the four short sentence types the first half of the chapter more than on the compound effects within paragraphs. Your list has reached the maximum number of items.

The E-mail Address es you entered is are not in a valid format. Aug 13, Mary Louise rated it it was amazing Shelves: Tufte takes a different approach, one of description. Nov 12, Tyler rated it it was ok.


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She introduced the concept of sentence fragments using a sentence fragment. It is easy to visualize an overburdened writing teacher efficiently, firmly, sentebces even angrily, stamping with red ink the margins in stacks of student compositions: Nails the thought to the deck. Reading the examples gets me excited.

And she achieves it. Apr 10, Deborah rated it really liked it. While the examples she uses are fun to read, I think the way Tufte uses the various parts of sentencea in her own writing is as educational than the examples she gives. Cancel Forgot your password? This book is titillating, if you’re the kind of person who’s titillated by whole chapters on short sentences and parallelism.

Her attention to language is close. What is unique about the sentendes, or examples, it contains, is their diversity.