Syntax: Woolf

By Sharanda Payseur 09 Mar 18:27
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What is syntax?
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Consider:The impact of poetry is so hard and direct that for the moment there is no other sensation except that of the poem itself. What profound depths we visit then- how sudden and complete is our immersion! There is nothing here to catch hold of; nothing to stay us in our flight…The poet is always our contemporary. Our being for the moment is centered and constricted, as in any violent shock of personal emotion.
-Virginia Woolf, “How Should One Read a Book?”
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Sentence Length:The impact of poetry is so hard and direct that for the moment there is no other sensation except that of the poem itself. What profound depths we visit then- how sudden and complete is our immersion! There is nothing here to catch hold of; nothing to stay us in our flight…The poet is always our contemporary. Our being for the moment is centered and constricted, as in any violent shock of personal emotion.
-Virginia Woolf, “How Should One Read a Book?”
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Apply:Write a declarative sentence about college entrance examinations. Then write an exclamatory sentence which amplifies or clarifies the declarative sentence. Share your sentences with the class.

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The impact of poetry is so hard and direct that for the moment there is no other sensation except that of the poem itself. What profound depths we visit then- how sudden and complete is our immersion! There is nothing here to catch hold of; nothing to stay us in our flight…The poet is always our contemporary. Our being for the moment is centered and constricted, as in any violent shock of personal emotion. -Virginia Woolf, “How Should One Read a Book?”
The impact of poetry is so hard and direct that for the moment there is no other sensation except that of the poem itself. What profound depths we visit then- how sudden and complete is our immersion! There is nothing here to catch hold of; nothing to stay us in our flight…The poet is always our contemporary. Our being for the moment is centered and constricted, as in any violent shock of personal emotion. -Virginia Woolf, “How Should One Read a Book?”
Write a declarative sentence about college entrance examinations. Then write an exclamatory sentence which amplifies or clarifies the declarative sentence. Share your sentences with the class.
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