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|1.3 STYLE A simplistic dictionary-type definition of style is 'the manner of writing'. |
In 1720, Jonathan Swift, in a letter to a young clergyman, equated style to a goal
of good style: Proper words in proper places, make the true definition ofa style.
| This vivid summary of the clarity, brevity, and simplicity I have been urging |
seems, literally, to speak for itself. 'Proper Words in proper Places,' said Swift, '
makes the true Definition of Style.' That is simple enough – indeed, to me,
|In Emerson's words, "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds." "A |
foolish consistency," Emerson says, ... Or: "The true definition of a style,"
according to Swift, is "proper words in proper places." In literary criticism, legal
|the subject we treat," and all the commonplaces which the schools of Addison |
and of Johnson in the last century promulgated as canons of good style. " Proper
words in proper places," says Swift, " make the true definition of a style." " Each ...
|An interesting variation of this image is, however, to be found in F. G. Klopstock's |
theory of style of the second half of the ... This notion is central in Jonathan Swift's
definition: "Proper words in proper Places, makes the true Definition of a Stile" ...
|Manner of writing with regard to language, or the choice and arrangement of |
words; as, a harsh style; a dry style; a tumid or bombastic style ; a loose style ; a
terse style ; a ... Proper words in proper places, make the true definition of style.
|Whether the style of Titan please thee more, Whose purple rays the Achsemenes |
adore. Id. Statius. Proper words in proper places make the true definition of a
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|4“To define style as language which deliberately calls attention to itself, and '|
foregrounds' itself as a key element in the work, ... “Proper words in proper places
, make the true definition of style” in “Letter to a Young Clergyman” (1898, 200—1
|Everyone knows how futile for any actual result are those elaborate disquisitions |
on Style which some of the most consummate masters have amused ... Proper
words in proper places," says Swift, " make the true definition of a style." 1 " Each
|Style. Over the centuries, the word “style” has come to mean many things. It is |
applied to behavior, fashions, taste, objects, ... English-Irish writer and master of
satire, said simply, “Proper words in proper places, make the true definition of