Essentials of English Composition

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Formal Notes
20
Telegrams
22
DESCRIPTION I Description of Objects
24
Brief Biography
25
Paragraph Writing
26
Description of Animals
28
Description of Things
31
Description of Persons
33
Descriptive Terms
39
Contrasted Descriptions
41
Description for Comparison
43
NARRATION I Stories to be Imitated
44
Stories to be Written
48
Dialogues
49
Imaginative Writing
51
REPRODUCTIONS AND ESSAYS
53
SECTION PAGE I Reproduction with Outline and Abstract
54
Essays on Manners
59
Subjects and Hints for Essays
61
Newspaper Articles
64
Variety of Exercises with a Story as the Basis
65
A STUDY OF LONGFELLOW
71
The Boyhood of Longfellow
73
Poems for Study
77
Hiawathas Childhood
78
Longfellow and the Children
79
Poems to be Read
82
The Home of Longfellow
83
Biography of Longfellow
85
The Courtship of Miles Standish
86
Subjects for Compositions
91
STYLE 1 Natural Order in Declarative and Imperative Sentences
92
Natural Order in Interrogative Sentences
94
Use of Introductory Words
95
Natural Position of Modifiers
96
Natural Position of Adjective Modifiers
97
Natural Position of Adverbial Modifiers
98
Order of Emphasis Subject Emphatic
101
Predicate Adjective Emphatic
102
Object Emphatic
104
Adverbial Elements Emphatic
105
Style Its Qualities
107
Unity
108
Brevity Superfluous Words III
111
Brevity Words Understood
112
Brevity Words instead of Phrases or Clauses
113
SECTION PAGE XVI Clearness
115
Ambiguity The Sentence
117
Ambiguity The Participle
118
Ambiguity The Personal Pronoun
119
Ambiguity The Relative Pronoun I 20
120
Attractiveness Similar Parts of Sentences
121
Attractiveness Repeated Words
124
Attractiveness Successive Sentences
126
Minor Figures of Speech Exaggeration or Hyper bole Euphemism
151
Minor Figures of Speech Irony
156
Minor Figures of Speech Epigram
158
Minor Figures of Speech Interrogation Exclamation
160
Minor Figures of Speech Climax
162
Minor Figures of Speech Fable Parable Allegory
164
Minor Figures of Speech Allusion
165
SECRETARIAL WRITINGS I Secretarys Records
168
Constitution and ByLaws
172
Amendments
173
Notices
174
Reports of Committees
177
Treasurers Report
178
Preamble and Resolutions
179
Copy of Record
182
SECTION PAGE X Credentials
183
Petitions
184
CHOICE OF WORDS
186
Agreement of a Verb with its Subject
187
Agreement of a Pronoun with its Antecedent
188
The Right Form of the Verb
189
The Right Form of the Pronoun
190
The Use of Shall and Will
191
Should and Would
194
Dont and Does nt
196
Selecting the Right Word
197
Using as Synonyms Words not Synonymous
199
Distinction in Synonyms
205
PUNCTUATION I Capital Letters
214
Italics
216
The Period in Abbreviations
217
The Apostrophe
218
Terminal Marks
219
The Comma in a Series
221
The Comma with Words of Address
223
The Comma showing the Omission of Words
224
The Comma with Words in Pairs and after Yes and No
225
Quotation Marks
226
Single Quotation Marks
228
The Comma with Nouns in Apposition
230
The Comma with Parenthetical Expressions
231
The Comma with Words in Contrast
233
The Comma with Words in the Same Construction
234
The Comma in Compound Elements
235
The Comma with Adverbial Elements
237
SECTION PAGE XX The Comma after the Subject
238
The Comma with Independent Elements
239
The Semicolon
240
The Colon
243
Parentheses and Brackets
245
The Dash
246
An Exercise in Punctuation
247
Sentences illustrating Rules of Punctuation
249
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