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Whistles: A Letter from Benjamin Franklin

This letter from Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) to a friend, Madame Brillon, offers a glimpse of his clear, direct writing style, and demonstrates an apt use of metaphor. Passy, November 10, 1779 I received my dear friend’s two letters, one for Wednesday and one … Continue reading

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Copywork: How Benjamin Franklin Taught Himself to Write Well

Although copywork is often seen as an exercise for young students, it’s a classic tool that is useful for almost anything you want to learn to do well. Artists copy the works of great masters in order to study their … Continue reading

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