Storied Words: The Writers Vocabulary and Its Origins Jeff Jeske

ISBN: 9780595313761

Published: March 24th 2004

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340 pages


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Storied Words: The Writers Vocabulary and Its Origins  by  Jeff Jeske

Storied Words: The Writers Vocabulary and Its Origins by Jeff Jeske
March 24th 2004 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 340 pages | ISBN: 9780595313761 | 3.45 Mb

From alphabet to zeugma Storied Words reveals the picturesque stories of 1,000 words that we use to talk about writing.You will learn about:The actual pictures behind our alphabet letters (e.g., A, the inverted head of an ox- B, a two-chamberedMoreFrom alphabet to zeugma Storied Words reveals the picturesque stories of 1,000 words that we use to talk about writing.You will learn about:The actual pictures behind our alphabet letters (e.g., A, the inverted head of an ox- B, a two-chambered house- Z, a sword and shield)The surprising common origin of grammar and glamourThe literal meanings of our rhetorical devicesThe meaningless chatter in jargons ancestryThe picturesque origins of the words we use to talk about styleThe mock song of parodyHow and why the librarian of the great ancient library of Alexandria gave us the komma, the kolon, and the periodosEach chapter begins with an introductory essay followed by alphabetized discussions of individual words.

Chapter topics include the writers tools, patterns of arrangement, style, rhetorical choices, grammar, writers in academe, and publishing.Storied Words is chock full of quotations and anecdotes from writers throughout history- it also contains an essay on the history of the English vocabulary.



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