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The Anatomy of Prose (Routledge Revivals)





ISBN 9780415722230
Published January 19, 2015 by Routledge
190 Pages

 
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First published in 1954, this title is a companion to The Anatomy of Poetry as a literary guide for the student reader. Writing that students generally find it more challenging to analyse a passage of prose than a piece of poetry, Marjorie Boulton takes a systematic approach to the technical elements of prose, considering form, vocabulary, rhythm and the application of historical context. With suggestions for further reading and practical, lucid advice, this reissue will be of particular value to students of English Literature in need of a constructive study aid.

Table of Contents

Introduction  1. The General Form of Prose  2. The Word: Vocabulary  3. The Sentence: Grammar and Idiom  4. The Sentence: Written and Spoken Prose  5. The Paragraph  6. Prose Rhythm  7. Individual and Common Style  8. Common Style and Cheap Style  9. Simplicity and Ornamentation  10. Subdivisions: A. Objective and Subjective  11. Subdivisions: B. Abstract and Concrete  12. Subdivisions: Realism, Romance and Unreality  13. Subdivisions: Some Special Conventions  14. Subdivisions: Prose for Its Own Sake  15. The Historical Approach  16. The Science of Rhetoric  17. A Word About Writing Prose  18. Suggestions for Further Reading;  Index

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