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Re: Ok, So which is harder???

Postby Ramblinman » Tue Feb 03, 2015 10:12 am

Petros wrote:You were in error.

You have now confessed.

Have you repented?

An act of contrition is in order:
A 100-word comparison and contrast essay on the writing styles of Upton Sinclair and Sinclair Lewis and a short bibliography of the major works of each.
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Re: Ok, So which is harder???

Postby jochanaan » Tue Feb 03, 2015 12:21 pm

Petros wrote:You were in error.

You have now confessed.

Have you repented?

Yes, yes and yes. :mrgreen:
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Re: Ok, So which is harder???

Postby jochanaan » Tue Feb 03, 2015 12:22 pm

Ramblinman wrote:
Petros wrote:You were in error.

You have now confessed.

Have you repented?

An act of contrition is in order:
A 100-word comparison and contrast essay on the writing styles of Upton Sinclair and Sinclair Lewis and a short bibliography of the major works of each.
Will you take a rain check? :mrgreen:
You can live your life in fear--or you can live your life.
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Re: Ok, So which is harder???

Postby Petros » Wed Feb 04, 2015 1:40 am

I wouldn't do it - I paid my dues to the English Department in 1961 under Professor T.

In any case, the issue is not comparing the styles but keeping the titles and characters straight.
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Re: Ok, So which is harder???

Postby Petros » Wed Feb 04, 2015 1:43 am

AND - compare and contrast their style in 100 measly words?

Get real.

I read a great paper once - computerized analysis of styler contrasting Faulkner and Hemingway.

Conclusion - Hemingway used shorter sentences - who'da thunk it? That took about ten pages of 10-12pt text.
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Re: Ok, So which is harder???

Postby Ramblinman » Sat Feb 07, 2015 10:51 am

jochanaan wrote:
Ramblinman wrote:
Petros wrote:You were in error.

You have now confessed.

Have you repented?

An act of contrition is in order:
A 100-word comparison and contrast essay on the writing styles of Upton Sinclair and Sinclair Lewis and a short bibliography of the major works of each.
Will you take a rain check? :mrgreen:

This is the rainy season in Georgia. That gives you until mid-May when things start drying out before you must put that essay on my desk.
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Re: Ok, So which is harder???

Postby Ramblinman » Sat Feb 07, 2015 10:52 am

Petros wrote:AND - compare and contrast their style in 100 measly words?

Get real.

I read a great paper once - computerized analysis of styler contrasting Faulkner and Hemingway.

Conclusion - Hemingway used shorter sentences - who'da thunk it? That took about ten pages of 10-12pt text.

I find writing succinctly to require more effort than my first (longer) efforts.
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Re: Ok, So which is harder???

Postby Petros » Sat Feb 07, 2015 1:59 pm

Not true for quite all. If [has never happened] Herself and I were set identical writing assignments, with the proviso more than two pages and fewer than six pages, I would first draft ten pages and painfully slash and burn it down to 5.9. Herself would draft half a page and sweat blood padding it to reach 2.0009.
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