Elements of English Composition, Grammatical, Rhetorical, Logical, and Practical: Prepared for Academies and Schools

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A.S. Barnes, 1874 - English language - 406 pages

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Contents

Pronouns Personal Pronouns
26
Prepositions
27
Prepositions Their collocation and repetition
28
Pronouns Compound personal relative
29
Adjective Pronouns or Pronominal Adjectives 11 Adjectives
32
Adjectives Degrees of quality expressed
37
The Article Proper and improper use of
39
The Verb Classes of Verbs
44
Auxiliary Verbs Erroneous use of them
47
Intransitive Verbs Erroneous use of them
51
Punctuation Remaining marks 137
52
Irregular Verbs Erroneous use of them
53
Sentences varied in structure
54
Verbs The proper use of the subjunctive mood
55
Sentences varied by abridgment and omission of clauses
56
Equivalent modes of expression
57
Verbs Proper and improper use of certain tenses and moods
58
Verbs The proper use of number and person
61
Verbs The infinitive mood
66
Participles
68
Conjunctions Effect of repetition and omission
90
Interjections
93
Primitive and derivative words
94
Rootforms received into our language from the Latin
96
Spelling of derivative and compound words
104
Abbreviations
106
Miscellaneous exercises on the parts of speech 37 Sentences
109
The subject of a sentence
112
The interrogation The exclamation
114
The complex or modified subject
115
Parenthesis Analepsis Apposition
116
The predicate of a sentence
117
Hyperbaton Anacoluthon Aposiopesis
118
Transitive and intransitive sentences
119
Complex sentences
120
Correction of faulty metaphorical language
121
Exercises on metaphorical language
122
Sentences Simple and compound
123
Various kinds of exercise in original composition
124
Sentences Declarative conditional interrogative impera tive exclamatory
125
Agreement and correspondence among the parts of a sentence
126
Correspondence grammatical and logical among the parts of a sentence
127
Punctuation
128
Punctuation The comma 49 Punctuation The comma
131
Punctuation Colon semicolon
134
Punctuation Period interrogation and exclamation points dash
135
Topics suggestive of ideas
145
Sentences constructed from given words 60 Sentences periodic and nonperiodic
147
Nonperiodic and periodic sentences
149
Formation of periodic sentences
151
Choice between nonperiodic sentences and a periodic sentence
153
Precision of expression
200
Clearness in the structure of sentences 82 Clearness in the structure of sentences 83 Clearness in the structure of sentences
201
LESSON Pags 84 Clearness in the structure of sentences
210
Unity in the construction of sentences and paragraphs
211
Strength and vivacity of expression
213
Strength in the structure of sentences
215
Vivacity of expression
218
The harmony or melodious structure of sentences
220
The harmonious structure of sentences
223
Clear and harmonious construction of the periodic sentence
225
Clear and harmonious structure of the periodic sentence
227
The simple or natural style
230
The elegant style The sublime style
232
Materials of thought and expression The formation of style 4
238
The simile or comparison
240
The metaphor
243
The allegory
246
Hyperbole
249
Personification
251
Apostrophe
253
The vision or hypotyposis
255
The metonymy
257
The synecdoche or comprehension
259
The antonomasia
260
The irony
261
The euphemism litotes and communicati
263
The climax or gradation
264
The antithesis or contrast
266
Anticipation Correction Omission Concession Expos tulation or communication Dubitation
269
Enumeration Accumulation Asyndeton
270
Practical exercises on enumeration and other figures of the preceding lesson
273
Improving the style of old authorsand abridging modern authors
295
Translations and paraphrase
296
Sources of illustration 129 Additional sources of illustration 130 Additional sources of illustration
298
Descriptive writing
301
Questions suggestive of ideas for description
303
Narrative composition
305
Personal subjects
309
Biography
311
Historical composition travels novels
312
Letterwriting Rules for
314
Additional rules for letterwriting Specimens
315
Essays dissertations
324
Topics suggestive of ideas 141 Topics suggestive of ideas 142 Topics suggestive of ideas 143 Topics suggestive of ideas 144 Topics suggestive of id...
326
Descriptive and interrogative reasoning
355
Versification
361
Poetical pauses
368
Imperfect rhymes
375
Versification continued
382
Narrative poetry
390

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