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Words of Wonder

By posted at 11:50 am on August 26, 2016 1

Over at Aeon, Jenny Davidson explores what makes a great sentence. As she puts it, “A great sentence makes you want to chew it over slowly in your mouth the first time you read it. A great sentence compels you to rehearse it again in your mind’s ear, and then again later on.” Pair with our own Michael Bourne’s essay on sentence structure for creative writers.





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  1. toad
    at 2:59 pm on August 26, 2016

    “A great sentence makes you want to chew it over slowly in your mouth the first time you read it.”

    I’ve invented a word for sentences like this: afoerisms. I.e, sentences that are crafted to seem unique and profound and pretty but are in fact utterly, desperately meaningless.

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