Exercises in Style - Section 4 Summary & Analysis

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Section 4 Summary

The quotes in this section are taken from the center section of the narrative.

Narrative. The style in this exercise is the formal, almost exaggeratedly so, prose style of the novel. "This individual suddenly addressed the man standing next to him, accusing him of purposely treading on his toes every time any passengers got on or off."

Word Composition. This short variation on the story puts together new words out of the components of traditional ones in order to create meaning. "Who said to a mediocranon: 'You're jostleseeming me.'" "Having ejaculated this, he freeplaced himself voraciously."

Negativities. In this exercise, an expression of what the noun in the sentence is, is preceded by two examples of what it is not. "It was neither a procession, nor a brawl, but a scuffle."

Animism. This version of the story is told from the point...

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