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    prepared in a specific way, the combinations result in a delicious dish that produces a positive reaction from the consumer. Stylistic choices of diction, in the same way, are used collectively to best convey the central idea of a composition to a target audience. Even though sentence structures are not often thought about in rhetoric, it is an essential element in conveying a message because this component produces balance and emphasizes key points within a composition. There are four basic types of sentences — simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences — that are used for communicating ideas (61). The choices a rhetor makes in relation to sentences immensely impacts how the audience perceives a passage and the meaning behind it. For instance, a simple sentence produces an abrupt and direct statement which the audience recognizes as being emphasized; if a compound-complex sentence was used instead, the statement would be masked with verbiage and lost among extraneous ideas (61). An effective rhetor knows how to use simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences to highlight key points, balance information, and clarify relationships between ideas (61). To put things differently, sentences are used like a chef uses soup broth. The broth enhances a dish by bringing out or adding flavors and balancing or counteracting others. While this may not significantly impact the overall dish, it does make the difference between a dish that is satisfactory and a…

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    A sentence is a gathering of words which begins with a capital letter and closures with a full stop (.), question mark (?) or exclamation mark (!). A sentence comprises or involves a verb phrase and a subject. Sentences comprise statements. Simple sentences have one statement. Compound sentences and complex sentences have two or more than two statements. Sentences can comprise subjects and objects. The subject in a sentence is for the most part the individual or thing completing an…

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    one that is written at an eighth grade level. Dr. Jarvis mentioned in referenced to two speeches given by two very influential people, and the main and most important difference was the grade level that the speech was written at. Steve Jobs, in his keynote, was able to successfully engage the audience by using simple words and short sentences. His calculated grade level was an 8.2, compared to Bill Gates whose speech achieved a grade level of 9.7. At first, this different doesn 't seem that…

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    Grammatical Analysis #1 The first noticeable aspect of Michael Crichton’s piece “Premature Burial” is the author’s affinity for long, cumbersome sentences. Although the piece contains many examples of compound and complex sentences, it is almost devoid of simple sentences. After reading the work twice, I have counted only two simple sentences: “Nor was this widespread fear a simple neurotic obsession” and “Victorians dealt with their uncertainty in two ways.” Both sentences contain a single…

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    human brain receives as “hieroglyphics,” the connotation of which conveys the idea that these perceptions are difficult for “our faculty of understanding” to unscramble, and subsequently create a realistic image from sensory impressions. (1) Another major factor in this section is syntactical structure; there is little variation in sentence length, with most of the essay comprised of longer sentences. However, sentences like “the resources of the mind are not commensurate with its ambition” are…

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    much work ahead of me. My main difficulties with each essay are forming my thesis statements and topic sentences, finding the right words to convey my point, organization and a few grammatical weaknesses. My initial thesis statements were weak. In the first graded essay (the Whole Process essay)," What Makes an Expert", my beginning attempt at a thesis statement was "Expertise doesn 't have to include invention or innovation, being an expert means performing one’s tasks with ease when in fact…

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    found is the “Run on Sentence.” This is often referred to as the grandfather of all mistakes (Miller & Whitehead, 2015).” Most people believe that it is impossible to write long sentences and be grammatically create. Truth to be told, it is possible. A primary example is legal papers, where the sentences are continuously long for paragraphs and sometimes pages. Other examples includes military manuals, which are succinct and explicit. Unfortunately, many of the times run on sentences are…

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    In this world of 140 characters, instant messages, and emails possessing good business writing skills are still important. When email or other written communication is sent, it is out there for people to judge. Your correspondences not only reflect on you, but on your organization as well, so it’s essential to get it right. For my development goal, I decided to improve my written communication skills by completing several courses through our Judicial Online University (JOU). The eleven…

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    An allusion is a figure of speech where the author refers to a particular matter such as a place, event or a literary work by way of passing reference. The Baillie’s use of smiles within the text ‘Only Ten’ has played an important role in enhancing the readers understand of the text. A simile is a language technique which is used by the author to create a comparison between two unlike things, places or events using like or as. Similes give a simple sentence a greater degree of meaning and lets…

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    skills there have been many studies and theories conducted regarding the development of language in the human mind including nature vs. Nurture. Ideas support that language development is natural, while other ideas believe there are external factors. This Essay illustrates and focuses on firstly Phonological (The way sound is stored in the mind, Sound is said), Syntactic (How language is used to combine words, sentences). Semantic (Understanding appropriate use of phrases, sentences, definition)…

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