Sister Bernadette's Barking Dog

The Quirky History and Lost Art of Diagramming Sentences

Author: Kitty Burns Florey

Publisher: Melville House

ISBN: 1612194028

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 176

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Once wildly popular in grammar schools across the country, sentence diagramming has fallen out of fashion. But are we that much worse for not knowing the word-mapping method? Now, in this illustrated personal history that any language lover will adore, Kitty Burns Florey explores the rise and fall of sentence diagramming, including its invention by a mustachioed man named Brainerd “Brainy” Kellogg and his wealthy accomplice Alonzo Reed ... the inferior “balloon diagram” predecessor ... and what diagrams of sentences by Hemingway, Welty, Proust, Kerouac and other famous writers reveal about them. Florey also offers up her own common-sense approach to learning and using good grammar. And she answers some of literature’s most pressing questions: Was Mark Twain or James Fenimore Cooper a better grammarian? What are the silliest grammar rules? And what’s Gertude Stein got to do with any of it?
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Playing with Sketches

50 Creative Exercises for Designers and Artists

Author: Whitney Sherman

Publisher: Rockport Publishers

ISBN: 1610589459

Category: Design

Page: 192

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DIVDrawing is the backbone of art and design; with all of the tantalizing wonders of the digital world, the best designers, illustrators and artists know that it’s good to step back occasionally and hit the refresh button on your hand and mind. Playing with Sketches is a hands-on, fun approach to exploring drawing principles. Beginning with an introduction to the philosophy of learning through the process of play, this book brings you through a series of basic warm-up exercises that can be combined with later projects. Then you’ll move quickly on to more challenging and engaging exercises, including word games, dimensional shapes, and inventive sketchbooks and letterforms, eventually creating a “toolkit” of ideas and skills developed through the process of play. This book features creative, adaptable ideas, and numerous examples of designers and artists responses to each exercise, giving you a peek into their way of thinking and seeing. /divDIVWith over 25 contributors, from high-profile designers, illustrators and artists to talented graduate students, you see work that will walk you step-by-step through a process or inspire by example. The book provides meaningful outcomes for your practice, including building an image archive, being exposed to new ways to use media and tools, inspiring you to break the rules, to collaborate, and much more! /div
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Vex, Hex, Smash, Smooch: Let Verbs Power Your Writing

Author: Constance Hale

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393084264

Category: Reference

Page: 224

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A writing handbook that celebrates the infinite pizzazz of verbs. Writers know it instinctively: Verbs make a sentence zing. Grammar gurus agree: Drama in writing emerges from the interplay of a subject (noun) and a predicate (verb). Constance Hale, the best-selling author of Sin and Syntax, zooms in on the colorful world of verbs. Synthesizing the pedagogical and the popular, the scholarly and the scandalous, Hale combines the wit of Bill Bryson with the practical wisdom of William Zinsser. She marches through linguistic history to paint a layered picture of our language—from before it really existed to the quirky usages we see online today. She warns about habits to avoid and inspires with samples of brilliant writing. A veteran teacher, Hale gives writing prompts along the way, helping readers “try, do, write, play.” Vex, Hex, Smash, Smooch guides us to more powerful writing by demonstrating how to use great verbs with style.
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The Sense of Style

The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century

Author: Steven Pinker

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 069817030X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

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“Charming and erudite," from the author of Enlightenment Now, "The wit and insight and clarity he brings . . . is what makes this book such a gem.” —Time.com Why is so much writing so bad, and how can we make it better? Is the English language being corrupted by texting and social media? Do the kids today even care about good writing—and why should we care? From the author of The Better Angels of Our Nature and Enlightenment Now. In this entertaining and eminently practical book, the cognitive scientist, dictionary consultant, and New York Times–bestselling author Steven Pinker rethinks the usage guide for the twenty-first century. Using examples of great and gruesome modern prose while avoiding the scolding tone and Spartan tastes of the classic manuals, he shows how the art of writing can be a form of pleasurable mastery and a fascinating intellectual topic in its own right. The Sense of Style is for writers of all kinds, and for readers who are interested in letters and literature and are curious about the ways in which the sciences of mind can illuminate how language works at its best.
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Grammar: A Pocket Guide

Author: Susan J. Behrens

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136908749

Category: Education

Page: 232

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If you've ever wanted a quick and easy guide to verbs and adverbs, commas and apostrophes, clauses and prepositions, then this is a must-have book for you. Easing readers gently into the study of the structure of English, Grammar: A Pocket Guide covers common questions such as: Is it "10 items or less" or "10 items or fewer"? Should I say "If I were you" or "if I was you"? Can you start a sentence with "And" or "Because"? When do you use "whom"? What is the difference between "lie" and "lay"? Is it "I feel bad" or "I feel badly"? Using examples from everyday speech and writing, this handy book "cracks the code" of off-putting grammatical jargon so that readers can enjoy learning how to think and talk about grammar. With practice exercises, a glossary, and suggestions for further reading, Grammar: A Pocket Guide is the perfect foundation for anyone wanting to improve his or her writing and communication.
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Script and Scribble

The Rise and Fall of Handwriting

Author: Kitty Burns Florey

Publisher: Melville House

ISBN: 1612193056

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

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"A witty and readable (and fetchingly illustrated and glossed) excursion through the history of handwriting." —The Wall Street Journal Let a self-confessed "penmanship nut" take you on a tour of the strange and beautiful world of handwriting. Since her Catholic school days learning the Palmer Method, Kitty Burns Florey has been in love with handwriting, and can't imagine a world where schools forego handwriting drills in favor of teaching something called keyboarding. In this "winsome mix of memoir and call to arms" (Chicago Tribune), Florey weaves together the evolution of writing implements and scripts, pen-collecting societies, the golden age of American penmanship, and the growth in popularity of handwriting analysis, and asks the question: Is writing by hand really no longer necessary in today's busy world? "Charmingly composed and handsomely presented," Script & Scribble traces the history of penmanship to the importance of writing by hand in an increasingly digital age (The Boston Globe). From the Trade Paperback edition.
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People

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Celebrities

Page: N.A

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Sie schufen Amerika

die Gründergeneration von John Adams bis George Washington

Author: Joseph J. Ellis

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406528293

Category:

Page: 372

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Schriftsteller werden

der Klassiker über das Schreiben und die Entwicklung zum Schriftsteller

Author: Dorothea Brande

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783866710696

Category:

Page: 132

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Amity Street

A Novel

Author: Kitty Burns Florey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781887043298

Category: Fiction

Page: 238

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Amity Street is the sequel to Kitty Burns Florey's 2012 novel The Writing Master, which took place in New Haven in 1856. Amity Street moves ahead 35 years: it is now 1892. Anna Felice, a wealthy former opera star, travels from Rome, Italy, to America--to Manhattan, to New Haven, finally to Amherst, Massachusetts--in search of the truth about her birth. In Amherst, Anna encounters the man who can shed light on the facts about her shadowy past. As the shocking story gradually the story comes clear, she also meets many of the town's inhabitants, including Hazel Cooper, the writing master's daughter, who fears she is condemned to a life of spinsterhood; Hazel's mother, Maud, an aging suffragist; a musically gifted young woman in need of guidance; and Hazel's cousin, the eccentric, enigmatic, oddly lovable Davey Chillick. Much to Anna's surprise, as she learns the startling facts about her background, she begins to fall in love with a little country town and the people in it. Amity Street is the product of the author's long admiration for Victorian novels and her fascination with social history. The research for the book encompassed fashion, railroads, cooking, the training of hawks, the teaching of singing, the suffragist movement, and the early days of baseball. Most of all, the novel is deeply immersed in the history--the architecture, the shops, the colleges, the farms, the customs--of a small New England town not long before the turn of the century, and the end of an era.
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Public Library Core Collection

A Selection Guide to Reference Books and Adult Nonfiction. Nonfiction

Author: John Greenfieldt,Patrice Bartell

Publisher: Hw Wilson Co

ISBN: 9780824210946

Category: Public libraries

Page: 1856

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Teaching Julius Caesar

A Differentiated Approach

Author: Lyn Fairchild Hawks

Publisher: National Council of Teachers

ISBN: 9780814151082

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 219

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Brain-based teaching for all subjects

patterns to promote learning

Author: Madlon T. Laster

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 9781578867219

Category: Education

Page: 152

View: 7252

Discusses how to use cognitive instruction to help students see commonalities and patterns in a particular concept and includes examples of visual patterns.
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Der Apotheker

Roman

Author: Clare Clark

Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe

ISBN: 3455811833

Category: Fiction

Page: 447

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England, 1718. Eliza lebt mit ihrer Mutter, einer Kräuterheilerin, in einem kleinen Dorf im ländlichen England. Als sie unverheiratet schwanger wird, ist sie verzweifelt. Ein Skandal scheint vorprogrammiert. Doch ihre Mutter schickt sie nach London, wo ein Apotheker namens Black sie als Hausmädchen aufnimmt. Eliza erhofft sich von Black eine Lösung für ihr "kleines Problem". Sie ahnt nicht, dass der geheimnisvolle, stets mit einem Schleier verhüllte Hausherr ganz andere Pläne mit ihr hat. Er betreibt unheimliche Studien und Eliza kommt ihm sehr gelegen für seine Experimente, die ihm, so hofft er, endlich Anerkennung als Wissenschaftler verschaffen. Was geht in dem Haus vor sich, und welche Rolle soll Eliza dabei spielen? Als sie schließlich erkennt, welches Geheimnis der Apotheker wirklich hütet, ist es für sie schon fast zu spät. "Seit Charles Dickens haben nur wenige Romane Londons Unterwelt so bildgewaltig beschrieben." Brigitte
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Briefe an junge Autoren

Mit praktischen und philosophischen Ratschlägen

Author: Colum McCann

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644401799

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 192

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Inspirierend, ermutigend, provokant: Ratschläge für Nachwuchsautoren Wie muss die erste Zeile eines Buches aussehen? Wie stellt man sich der leeren weißen Seite? Wie erschafft man Figuren? Colum McCann gibt angehenden Schriftstellern Anregungen für den Schreibprozess und praktische Tipps: wie man einen Agenten findet, wie viele Schreibpausen man einlegen sollte und wie man am besten mit Kritikern umgeht. Er notiert Überlegungen zur Einstellung, die zum Schreiben nötig ist, und geht auf die mentalen und philosophischen Herausforderungen ein, die jedem Autor irgendwann begegnen. So entsteht ein zugleich empathischer wie pragmatischer Ratgeber für Schreibbegeisterte.
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Englische Grammatik für Dummies

Author: Geraldine Woods

Publisher: Wiley-VCH

ISBN: 9783527705054

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

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Sie mussen jetzt englische Grammatik pauken und Ihr Schulenglisch ist schon ein wenig eingerostet. Sie haben Kunden im Ausland? Da sollten die E-Mails verstandlich sein. Sie mussen eine Prasentation auf Englisch halten? Oder bereiten Sie sich auf den TOEFL vor? Englische Grammatik ist nicht wirklich spa?ig. Da hilft nur dieses Buch von Geraldine Woods, die locker, witzig und leicht verstandlich auch die kompliziertesten Regeln der englischen Sprache erklart. Und auf einmal macht Grammatik lernen Spa?.
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Japanisch für Dummies

Author: Eriko Satō

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527708332

Category:

Page: 352

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Sie haben angefangen, Japanisch zu lernen, haben regelmäßig Kontakt zu japanischen Geschäftspartnern oder wollen Ihren Urlaub in Japan verbringen? In diesem Buch erfahren Sie alles über die Besonderheiten der Sprache, erhalten eine kurze Einführung in Betonung und Grammatik und lernen anhand von vielen typischen Alltagssituationen Japanisch zu sprechen. So können Sie sich nicht nur auf Japanisch vorstellen und Small Talk betreiben, sondern bekommen auch beim Einkaufen und im Restaurant das, was Sie wollen. Mit der CD zum Buch können Sie viele Sprachübungen anhören und nachsprechen.
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