Writing Better Essays - A Rhetorical Guide to Writing and Revision (Second International Edition) - David L. Rogers

Writing Better Essays - A Rhetorical Guide to Writing and Revision (Second International Edition) - David L. Rogers

Bridging by Forms of Repetition

Writing Better Essays - A Rhetorical Guide to Writing and Revision (Second International Edition) - David L. Rogers

David L. Rogers [+-]
Kingston University, London
David L. Rogers is Emeritus Senior Fellow at Kingston University, London, having previously been Head of the School of Humanities at Kingston and Director of the Kingston Writing School. He taught English and American literature, essay writing, composition and grammar, rhetoric, creative writing and journalism in universities in the US and the UK for over thirty years and ran the annual Athens International Creative Writing Summer School in partnership with the British Council between 2012-2019.

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Chapter 4 introduces students to forms of bridging devices based on grammatical forms of repetition - exact repetition, slant repetition, and the polyptoton – as well as parallelism, which provides a form of syntactical repetition, and reiteration, perhaps the form of repetition that the book stresses most often. In all instances, the chapter explains the nature and effect of each type of repetition. It also explains the ways in which each can contribute to the creation of structural integrity and coherence of their paragraphs. But the chapter relies mainly on the inclusion of its large number of examples of good practice to illustrate the correct and most constructive use of each form. It also provides discreet exercises after each set of illustrations to enable students to practice emulating professional writers.

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Rogers, David. Bridging by Forms of Repetition. Writing Better Essays - A Rhetorical Guide to Writing and Revision (Second International Edition). Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 123-155 Feb 2024. ISBN 9781781798348. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=36967. Date accessed: 21 Feb 2024 doi: 10.1558/equinox.36967. Feb 2024

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