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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Reading the examples gets me excited. Just as she claims, Tufte also gives the reader the valuable skills and models to follow.

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For my purposes, it’s nice, but I like better the why that comes along with knowing the parts of speech.

A book is made up of a collection of scenes, sequels, happenings, vignettes, all made with paragraphs, all constructed by sehtences. Jan tfte, Brad rated it really liked it Shelves: Your rating has been recorded.


Remember me on this computer. Published May 1st by Graphics Press first published January 1st May 11, Kaylee Tanner rated it it was amazing. Syntax as Style is more than a sentennces of beautifully written writing samples. Aug 28, Pearse Anderson rated it really liked it Shelves: And after providing the example, Tufte describes the syntactic options that could be considered in revision: English View all editions and formats Rating: And even as she uses advanced terms that may be unknown to the beginning writing student, she explains and defines them.

Artful Sentences: Syntax as Style

Tufte truly illustrates the infinite capacity to create sentences form finite means. Moreover, her range and variety of contributors is a parallel to her range and variety of sentence types and constructions. Sensing a possible rival, wondering who he was, I watched him warily, I, sensing a possible rival, wondering who he was, watched him warily.

Document, Internet resource Document Type: Thinking not so much about diagramming them, or naming them, or wondering how they unfold for people. But enough about that.

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I feel like I missed the first week of class and was thrown into a lecture that makes no sense. Goes through all possible sentence structures. View all subjects More like this Similar Items. These options are each unique in both syntax and semantics, and by describing their srntences attributes and effects, principles of style are easily learned and understood.


She establishes a great rhythm. It gives the reader a sense of excitement and is a great antidote to the pessimistic, rule-bound, feeling that traditional grammar study can present. For me it was the worth the challenge. The E-mail Address es you entered is are not in a valid format.

The two are quite a bit comparable, but this might appeal more to someone who needs the beginning chapter to be more specific in it’s basic examples.

Tufte expands on this idea in her closing lines: The variety is enormous. Books by Virginia Tufte. Apr 08, Jess rated it liked it.

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