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Building great sentences : exploring the writer's craft, Brooks Landon, (videorecording/)

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Building great sentences : exploring the writer's craft
Title
Building great sentences
Title remainder
exploring the writer's craft
Statement of responsibility
Brooks Landon
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Great writing begins--and ends--with the sentence. Whether two words ("Jesus wept.") or 1,287 words (a sentence in William Faulkner's Absalom! Absalom!), sentences have the power to captivate, entertain, motivate, educate, and, most importantly, delight. Understanding the variety of ways to construct sentences, from the smallest clause to the longest sentence, is important to enhancing your appreciation of great writing and potentially improving your own. This course applies the sentence-oriented approach to studying writing and provides a larger context for what makes sentences great. Students investigate how to recognize the mechanics of sentences, how language works on thoughts and emotions, and learn basic strategies to sharpen their ability to recognize great sentences and make their own writing more effective
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JRS
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videorecording
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Landon, Brooks
Dewey number
808.042
LC call number
PE1441
LC item number
.L33 2008
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The great courses. Literature & English language
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  • English language
  • English language
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Label
Building great sentences : exploring the writer's craft, Brooks Landon, (videorecording/)
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Publication
Note
"Course No. 2368"
Accompanying material
1 course guidebook (124 p.)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
  • Pt. 1. Lecture 1. A sequence of words -- Lecture 2. Grammar and rhetoric -- Lecture 3. Propositions and meaning -- Lecture 4. How sentences grow -- Lecture 5. Adjectival steps -- Lecture 6. The rhythm of cumulative syntax -- Lecture 7. Direction of modification -- Lecture 8. Coordinate, subordinate, and mixed patterns -- Lecture 9. Coordinate cumulative sentences -- Lecture 10. Subordinate and mixed cumulatives -- Lecture 11. Prompts of comparison -- Lecture 12. Prompts of explanation
  • Pt. 2. Lecture 13. The riddle of prose rhythm -- Lecture 14. Cumulative syntax to create suspense -- Lecture 15. Degrees of suspensiveness -- Lecture 16. The mechanics of delay -- Lecture 17. Prefab patterns for suspense -- Lecture 18. Balanced sentences and balanced forms -- Lecture 19. The rhythm of twos -- Lecture 20. The rhythm of threes -- Lecture 21. Balanced series and serial balances -- Lecture 22. Master sentences -- Lecture 23. Sentences in sequence -- Lecture 24. Sentences and prose style
Control code
sky240153410
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Extent
4 videodiscs (ca. 720 min.)
Form of item
direct electronic
Isbn
9781598034493
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(pbk.)
Other control number
9781598034486
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sd., col.
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DVD
Label
Building great sentences : exploring the writer's craft, Brooks Landon, (videorecording/)
Publication
Note
"Course No. 2368"
Accompanying material
1 course guidebook (124 p.)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
  • Pt. 1. Lecture 1. A sequence of words -- Lecture 2. Grammar and rhetoric -- Lecture 3. Propositions and meaning -- Lecture 4. How sentences grow -- Lecture 5. Adjectival steps -- Lecture 6. The rhythm of cumulative syntax -- Lecture 7. Direction of modification -- Lecture 8. Coordinate, subordinate, and mixed patterns -- Lecture 9. Coordinate cumulative sentences -- Lecture 10. Subordinate and mixed cumulatives -- Lecture 11. Prompts of comparison -- Lecture 12. Prompts of explanation
  • Pt. 2. Lecture 13. The riddle of prose rhythm -- Lecture 14. Cumulative syntax to create suspense -- Lecture 15. Degrees of suspensiveness -- Lecture 16. The mechanics of delay -- Lecture 17. Prefab patterns for suspense -- Lecture 18. Balanced sentences and balanced forms -- Lecture 19. The rhythm of twos -- Lecture 20. The rhythm of threes -- Lecture 21. Balanced series and serial balances -- Lecture 22. Master sentences -- Lecture 23. Sentences in sequence -- Lecture 24. Sentences and prose style
Control code
sky240153410
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Extent
4 videodiscs (ca. 720 min.)
Form of item
direct electronic
Isbn
9781598034493
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other control number
9781598034486
Other physical details
sd., col.
System details
DVD

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