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Writing with Clarity and Style
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Table of Contents

Introduction

Index of Tables

Chapter 1: Balance

Parallelism

Chiasmus

Antithesis

Chapter 2: Emphasis I

Climax

Asyndeton

Polysyndeton

Sentential Adverb

Chapter 3: Emphasis II

Irony

Understatement

Litotes

Hyperbole

Chapter 4: Transition

Metabasis

Procatalepsis

Hypophora

Chapter 5: Clarity

Distinctio

Exemplum

Amplification

Metanoia

Chapter 6: Syntax I

Zeugma

Diazeugma

Prozeugma

Mesozeugma

Hypozeugma

Syllepsis

Chapter 7: Syntax II

Hyperbaton

Anastrophe

Appositive

Parenthesis

Chapter 8: Figurative Language I

Simile

Analogy

Metaphor

Catachresis

Chapter 9: Figurative Language II

Metonymy

Synecdoche

Personification

Chapter 10: Figurative Language III

Allusion

Eponym

Apostrophe

Transferred Epithet

Chapter 11: Restatement I

Anaphora

Epistrophe

Simploce

Chapter 12: Restatement II

Anadiplosis

Conduplicatio

Epanalepsis

Chapter 13: Restatement III

Diacope

Epizeuxis

Antimetabole

Scesis Onomaton

Chapter 14: Sound

Alliteration

Onomatopoeia

Assonance

Consonance

Chapter 15: Drama

Rhetorical Question

Aporia

Apophasis

Anacoluthon

Chapter 16: Word Play

Oxymoron

Pun

Anthimeria

Appendix A: Blog Posting

Appendix B: Business Email

Appendix C: Counsellor's Report About a Client

Appendix D: Graduate School Application Essay

Appendix E: Short Story

Appendix F: Winston Churchill-A Speaker's Rhetoric

Index

About the Author

Robert A. Harris (PhD, University of California, Riverside) taught English at college and university level for more than 25 years. He has also worked in the area of instructional design. Dr. Harris' other books include Using Sources Effectively: Strengthening Your Writing and Avoiding Plagiarism (now in its fifth edition), and The Plagiarism Handbook: Strategies for Preventing, Detecting, and Dealing with Plagiarism.

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