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Figures of Speech: Schemes and Tropes

Schemes and Tropes Schemes and tropes are figures of speech, having to do with using language in an unusual or “figured” way: Trope: An artful deviation from the ordinary or principal signification of a word. A trope uses a word in … Continue reading

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Style: Canons of Rhetoric

Style: Canons of Rhetoric Style concerns the artful expression of ideas. If invention addresses what is to be said; style addresses how this will be said. From a rhetorical perspective style is not incidental, superficial, or supplementary: style names how … Continue reading

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Study of The Faerie Queene

Study of The Faerie Queene By Dr. George Armstrong Wauchope, Professor of English, South Carolina College A Romantic Epic Influence of the New Learning Interpretation of the Allegory The Spenserian Stanza Versification Diction and Style 1. A ROMANTIC EPIC.—The Faerie … Continue reading

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How to Use a Writer’s Handbook for Instructive Evaluation

A good writer’s handbook makes it easy to offer specific, constructive feedback. If you have used a handbook such as Writers INC or the Excellence in Literature Handbook for Writers, you know that information is categorized into numbered paragraphs. These … Continue reading

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Citation and Style Guides

Citation and Style Guides Here is a list of the most commonly used citation and style guides and resources. For Excellence in Literature, you will be using MLA citations, but I suggest becoming familiar with other guides so that you’ll … Continue reading

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