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The Resource A dash of style : the art and mastery of punctuation, Noah Lukeman

A dash of style : the art and mastery of punctuation, Noah Lukeman

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A dash of style : the art and mastery of punctuation
Title
A dash of style
Title remainder
the art and mastery of punctuation
Statement of responsibility
Noah Lukeman
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Punctuation reveals the writer: haphazard commas, for example, reveal haphazard thinking; clear, lucid breaks reveal clear, lucid thinking. Punctuation can be used to teach the writer how to think and how to write. This short, practical book shows authors the benefits that can be reaped from mastering punctuation: the art of style, sentence length, meaning, and economy of words. There are full-length chapters devoted to the period, the comma, the semicolon, the colon, quotation marks, the dash and parentheses, the paragraph and section break, and a cumulative chapter on integrating them all into "The Symphony of Punctuation." Filled with exercises and examples from literary masters (Why did Poe and Melville rely on the semicolon?
  • Why did Hemingway embrace the period?), A Dash of Style is interactive, highly engaging, and a necessity for creative writers as well as for anyone looking to make punctuation their friend instead of their mysterious foe."--BOOK JACKET
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Lukeman, Noah
Dewey number
428.2
Index
no index present
LC call number
PE1450
LC item number
.L85 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Lukeman, Noah
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  • English language
  • English language
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A dash of style : the art and mastery of punctuation, Noah Lukeman
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Publication
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Published in the U.K. as: The art of punctuation
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [203])
Contents
Introduction -- The period (the stop sign) -- The comma (the speed bump) -- The semicolon (the bridge) -- The colon (the magician) -- The dash and parentheses (the interrupter and the advisor) -- Quotation marks (the trumpets) -- The paragraph and section breaks (the stoplight and the town line) -- The question mark, exclamation point, italics, points of ellipsis, and the hyphen
Control code
ocm62281886
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
206 p.
Isbn
9780393060874
Isbn Type
(hdbk.)
Lccn
2005031827
System control number
(OCoLC)62281886
Label
A dash of style : the art and mastery of punctuation, Noah Lukeman
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Publication
Note
Published in the U.K. as: The art of punctuation
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [203])
Contents
Introduction -- The period (the stop sign) -- The comma (the speed bump) -- The semicolon (the bridge) -- The colon (the magician) -- The dash and parentheses (the interrupter and the advisor) -- Quotation marks (the trumpets) -- The paragraph and section breaks (the stoplight and the town line) -- The question mark, exclamation point, italics, points of ellipsis, and the hyphen
Control code
ocm62281886
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
206 p.
Isbn
9780393060874
Isbn Type
(hdbk.)
Lccn
2005031827
System control number
(OCoLC)62281886

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