First lessons in composition: in which the principles of the art are developed in connection with the principles of grammar ; embracing full directions on the subject of punctuation; with copious exercises

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D.Appleton, 1853 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 182 pages
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Contents

LESSON PAGE I Letters Vowels Consonants Syllables
9
Words Parts of Speech Articles
11
Nouns
13
Pronouns
15
Adjectives
18
Verbs
19
Adverbs
21
Exercise on Adverbs
24
Variety of Arrangement
89
Variety of Arrangement
90
Variety of Expression
92
Variety of Expression
94
Synonymes
96
Exercise in Synonymes
97
Circumlocution
99
Analysis of Compound Sentences
100

Conjunctions
25
Prepositions
27
Interjections N
29
A Review
32
Miscellaneous Exercise
33
The Subject
34
Exercise
38
The Object Transitive and Intransitive Verbs
39
Personal Relative Interrogative and Adjective Pronouns
42
The Relative Pronoun and Relative Clause
45
Participles Participial Clauses
47
A Review
50
Sentences Phrases Clauses Apposition
51
Period Interrogation Point Exclamation Point
55
Colon and Semicolon
57
Comma
58
Exercise in Punctuation
62
Dash Parentheses Brackets
63
Other Marks used in Writing
65
Exercise in Punctuation
69
Rules for the use of Capital Letters
70
A Review
72
A Review
74
Primitive Compound and Derivative Words Analysis Accent
75
Spelling Rules
77
Subject and Predicate
80
XXXVJI Exercise in Sentences
82
XXXVILT Sentences containing Relative and Participial Clauses
83
LESSON PiOE XXXIX Sentences containing Adverbial and Vocative
85
Clauses
86
Exercise in Sentences
87
Exercise in Sentences
88
Synthesis of Simple Sentences
102
Style
104
LIU Purity
107
Propriety
109
Clearness
113
Clearness
115
LVI1I Strength
118
Strength
121
Harmony
122
Unity
125
A Review
128
Different kinds of Composition Analysis of Subjects
130
LetterWriting
133
LetterWriting
140
Exercise in LetterWriting
142
LXVU Description
143
LXVIU Exercise In Description
147
Exercise in Description of Natural Scenery
150
Description of Persons
151
LXXH Exercises in Description 153
153
Exercise in Historical Narration
156
LXXV Exercises in Historical Narration
157
Biographical Sketches
158
Exercise in Biographical Narration
161
LXXVIH Fiction
163
Essays
165
Argumentative Discourses
166
LXXX1I FiguresSimile
170
Metaphor
172
Exercise in Metaphorical Language
175
Personification
176

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