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19 1 PROSE STYLES: TOUGH, SWEET AND STUFFY by Don L. F. Nilsen
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19 2 POINT OF VIEW : THE NOVEL: THE AD: THE TEXT BOOK: ETHOS PATHOS LOGOS TOUGH SWEET STUFFY 1 ST PERSON 2 ND PERSON 3 RD PERSON SUBJECTIVE SUBJECTIVE OBJECTIVE INFORMAL INTIMATE FORMAL
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19 3 TOUGH LANGUAGE Tough language is the rhetoric of Frederic Henry in Ernest Hemingway’s Farewell to Arms : “In the late summer of that year we lived in a house in a village that looked across the river and the pain to the mountains. In the bed of the river there were pebbles and boulders, dry and white in the sun, and the water was clear and swiftly moving and blue in the channels.”
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19 4 It is the language of intimacy, the language of no pretentions. The words are simple and the grammar is simple. The writing is not planned, but just happens, in a stream of consciousness kind of way— you are there. The sentences are short and choppy. If there is conjunction it is coordination, not subordination. It is the language of the loosened tie and the rolled up shirt sleeves, with no pretentious multi-syllable or low-frequency words.
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19 5 Being egocentric, it is subjective, and whether it is written from the author participant or the author omniscient point of view, it is concerned with communicating people’s innermost feelings. Tough language is the language of fiction, and therefore the process of “in medias res” is totally appropriate to this style—”In the late summer of that year we lived in a house in a village that looked across the river and the plain to the mountain.
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6 SWEET LANGUAGE Sweet language is the language of advertisers. Walker Gibson calls this language AROMA (Advertising Rhetoric of Madison Avenue). Sweet language is listener-oriented in
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