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We use the trick of prohibiting students after the first few weeks from mentioning surface features in their stylistic analyses, and requiring them instead to begin an analysis by answering the questions on page 22 of the book.
We maintain this proscription until the danger seems to have passed.
Analyzing them makes it much easier to acquire them.
Fontenay and the Cistercian School "The Rats on the Waterfront" Joseph Mitchell "Lotteryville, USA" Kim Phillips "The Marburg Virus" Richard Preston. Although there are many distinguished classic writers who work in English, and although workaday classic style is widely used in journalism, advertising, and instruction in English, classic style is not a routine style in the English-speaking world and is almost never taught in its schools.
Learning to write in a style is learning to inhabit its conceptual stand.
A style consists of a conceptual stand on some basic intellectual questions that are the elements of style.
Classic style is also an incomparably effective style for American students to learn, because classic style is associated in America with intelligence and distinction, even though classic writing does not draw attention to itself or appear to be trying to promote the writer.
Having learned to inhabit the classic stand and to write or speak from it gives the student an invaluable instrument for dealing with any moment that calls for self-presentation or persuasion, because classic style in America is taken as a mark of the superiority of the writer.
The ethos carried by classic style gives an implicit but powerful picture of the writer which often accomplishes all by itself the task the student faces.