John Collinson Nesfield, Senior Course of English Composition, Vol. 1 of 2 (Classic Reprint)
ASIN: B008R528T6 | edition 1903 | DJVU | 366 pages | 4 mb
Main Characteristics of good Composition. A good style, as the late Fitzgerald Hall defines it in one of his posthumous letters, consists in saying in the most perspicuous and succinct way what one thoroughly understands, and saying it so naturally that no effort is apparent This extract mentions three of the qualities of good composition, viz. (1) Perspicuity, or saying in the most perspicuous war what one thoroughly understands;…
These six chapters are preceded by an initial chapter on the Figures of Speech, which have been discussed first, as they lie at the basis of all composition. It will be of great help to a beginner to know what they are and what use can be made of them for the purposes described in the subsequent chapters.