The most powerful and the most perfect expression of thought and feeling through the
medium of oral language must be traced to the mastery of words. Nothing is better suited to
lead speakers and readers of English into an easy control of this language than the command
of the phrase that perfectly expresses the thought. Every speaker‟s aim is to be heard and
understood. A clear, crisp articulation holds an audience as by the spell of some irresistible
Welcome to 501 Writing Prompts! This book is designed
to provide you with a variety of writing topics and model essays.
Categories in this book cover many different types of writing:
persuasive, expository, narrative, and literary response. At some point in
your life, whether you are trying to pass an academic exam or standardized
test, writing a college placement essay, or vying for a job promotion, you
will need to practice the skills used to express yourself clearly.
USING STORIES to relate information and/or
recreate historical events are a rich literary tradition.
Whether you use the power of narration
to help you study or you use it to present your
own analysis of information, it is an important
Every now and then in our reading we come suddenly face to face with first things,--the very elemental
sources beyond which no man may go. There is a distinct satisfaction in dealing with such beginnings, and,
when they are those of literature, the sense of freshness is nothing short of inspiring. To share the same lofty
outlook, to breathe the same high air with those who first sensed a whole era of creative thoughts, is the next
thing to being the gods' chosen medium for those primal expressions.
All this is not to say that the epic is the oldest form of literary expression, but...
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616), English playwright and poet, recognized
in much of the world as the greatest of all dramatists. Shakespeare's plays
communicate a profound knowledge of the wellsprings of human behavior,
revealed through portrayals of a wide variety of characters.
He long obscurity of the Dark Ages lifted over Italy, awakening to a national though a divided consciousness. Already two distinct tendencies were apparent. The practical and rational, on the one hand, was soon to be outwardly reflected in the burgher-life of Florence and the Lombard cities, while at Rome it had even then created the civil organization of the curia. The novella was its literary triumph. In art it expressed itself simply, directly and with vigour.
The belief that the only solid foundation for the accurate study of American ethnology and linguistics must be in the productions of the native mind in their original form has led me to the venturesome undertaking of which this is the first issue. The object of the proposed series of publications is to preserve permanently a number of rude specimens of literature composed by the members of various American tribes, and exhibiting their habits of thought, modes of expressions, intellectual range and æsthetic faculties.
1.1 Intellectual property, very broadly, means the legal rights which result from intellectual
activity in the industrial, scientific, literary and artistic fields. Countries have laws to protect
intellectual property for two main reasons. One is to give statutory expression to the moral and
economic rights of creators in their creations and the rights of the public in access to those
These Reminiscences were written and published by the Author in his fiftieth year, shortly before he started on a trip to Europe and America for his failing health in 1912. It was in the course of this trip that he wrote for the first time in the English language for publication. In these memory pictures, so lightly, even casually presented by the author there is, nevertheless, revealed a connected history of his inner life together with that of the varying literary forms in which his growing self found successive expression, up to the point at which both his soul...
Fifty years ago! Gracious me! It makes me think of my age to talk of it. Yes, just fifty years ago was enacted the greatest tragedy the world ever saw, THE CIVIL WAR.
I entered the service at twenty and one-half years of age and served three and one-half years.
At different times I have told of some of my experiences, which seemed to interest. Sometimes I have talked to literary men, story writers, who have expressed a desire to write me up in magazines and newspapers, but lack of the romantic in my make up, notwithstanding romance might be seen in...