Building Great Sentences

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Last updated Fri, 20-May-2022
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Course overview

Based on the bestselling series from The Great Courses, Building Great Sentences celebrates the sheer joy of language—and will forever change the way you read and write. Great writing begins with the sentence. Whether it’s two words (“Jesus wept.”) or William Faulkner’s 1,287-word sentence in Absalom! Absalom!, sentences have the power to captivate, entertain, motivate, educate, and, most importantly, delight. Yet, the sentence-oriented approach to writing is too often overlooked in favor of bland economy. Building Great Sentences teaches you to write better sentences by luxuriating in the pleasures of language. Award-winning Professor Brooks Landon draws on examples from masters of long, elegant sentences—including Don DeLillo, Virginia Woolf, Joan Didion, and Samuel Johnson—to reveal the mechanics of how language works on thoughts and emotions, providing the tools to write powerful, more effective sentences.

Curriculum for this course
25 Lessons 12:20:36 Hours
Building Great Sentences - Exploring the Writer_s Craft1
25 Lessons 12:20:36 Hours
  • Professor Bio
    Preview 00:02:19
  • A Sequence of Words
    00:32:38
  • Grammar and Rhetoric
    00:29:43
  • Propositions and Meaning
    00:30:20
  • How Sentences Grow
    00:30:16
  • Adjectival Steps
    00:28:39
  • The Rhythm of Cumulative Syntax
    00:30:43
  • Direction of Modification
    00:31:53
  • Coordinate, Subordinate, and Mixed Patterns
    00:32:42
  • Coordinate Cumulative Sentences
    00:32:14
  • Subordinate and Mixed Cumulatives
    00:29:09
  • Prompts of Comparison
    00:31:13
  • Prompts of Explanation
    00:31:08
  • The Riddle of Prose Rhythm
    00:31:48
  • Cumulative Syntax to Create Suspense
    00:32:09
  • Degrees of Suspensiveness
    00:31:13
  • The Mechanics of Delay
    00:28:46
  • Prefab Patterns for Suspense
    00:30:15
  • Balanced Sentences and Balanced Forms
    00:29:48
  • The Rhythm of Twos
    00:30:33
  • The Rhythm of Threes
    00:30:23
  • Balanced Series and Serial Balances
    00:30:11
  • Master Sentences
    00:29:53
  • Sentences in Sequence
    00:32:11
  • Sentences and Prose Style
    00:30:29
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