Sentence-Level Music II: Making Sentences that Sing - Remote!

Saturday, August 14th, from 10:30am-1:30pm (EST).
Remote (Live Zoom Meetings)
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Level: For Everyone
Adult (18+)
31 seats max

Language is the paint; sentences are the brush strokes. The best painters are the ones who’ve become so good with the brush strokes that they paint without thinking, in a style that can be none but their own. In the second installment of this two-part seminar we’ll go beyond core principles to explore the sublime potentialities of the sentence. We’ll look at parallelism, serial constructions, word repetition for imagery and meaning, anaphora/espistrophe/symploce, varying sentence length to create mesmerizing rhythms and evoke specific emotions, and the ways in which great sentences can “sing the meaning of themselves.” A number of brief writing exercises will help integrate our observations in the interest of harnessing the capabilities of the sentence to enrich and expand the range and musicality of our own prose.

This class will be hosted using live Zoom meetings! You will be able to participate in class via Zoom videoconference from wherever you’re most comfortable. All you’ll need is a laptop or a phone! About 15 minutes before your class is scheduled to begin, you'll receive an email from your instructor with a link to join the class meeting via Zoom–no need to download anything or sign up for Zoom in advance! If you have questions about remote learning, please feel free to reach out to [email protected] for more information.

For a glimpse at how remote learning works, look no further than the deep Zoom discussion of writing and literature below:

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