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An investigation of syntax, semantics, and rhetoric in the English writing of fifteen Thai graduate students
(Texas Woman's University, 1988-12-30)
The purpose of this study was to examine and analyze the writing of Thai students at the graduate level in order to discover their writing problems in the areas of syntax, semantics, and rhetoric. Fifteen Thai students ...
The Aristotelian tradition in the novels of Alice Walker: a contemporary application of the five canons
Aristotle and Alice Walker share more than an initial. Though separated by centuries, the two have contributed heavily to literature: Aristotle in the writing of precepts for effective persuasion and Walker in the application ...
"I will go no farther!": reluctant pioneer women in fiction and reality
The female protagonists in The Wind by Dorothy Scarborough and Giants in the Earth by Ole Edvart Rolvaag present a realistic view of women participating in the westering experience in nineteenth-century America. Both ...
Chaucer's "Auctoritee," "Maystrye," and "Soveraynetee": Rhetorical control as unifying element in "The Canterbury Tales"
This paper evaluates the rhetorical stance of Geoffrey Chaucer in his mature masterpiece The Canterbury Tales. Chaucer attained a unity not only through characterizations but also through a patterned use of various rhetorical ...
"Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking-Glass": A Menippean assessment and rhetorical analysis of Carroll's Alice books
Since Lewis Carroll published Alice in Wonderland in 1865 and Through the Looking-Glass in 1872, critics, psychologists, philosophers, and the general audience have sought to isolate and categorize his stylistic form. ...
The simulation and re-creation of real-time events in non-fiction writing: The Coral Watts story
The purpose of this study is to examine, through the writing of a partial manuscript, the problem of relating a sequence of non-fiction events in a fictional format that re-creates the context of time in which they occurred ...