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  •  B-L too rhythmic (6+ / 0-)

    I actually find that what's wrong with his sentences most frequently is that he sacrifices sense to sound. He's still trying to be a poet, but of the Namby Pamby variety. The syllables are all round and assonant, with alliteration that adds nothing, semantically, nor seems to have a purpose. The sentences bounce and bound, but they convey nothing. That's what makes "dark and stormy night" so much fun.

    Dickens hits periods, and when he wants to get these modular jellybean sentences, he's usually trying to have fun, like in "A Christmas Carol."

    If money is the root of all evil, then what is Mitt Romney?

    by The Geogre on Sun Oct 21, 2012 at 08:23:46 AM PDT

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