Exercises in Style - Section 5 Summary & Analysis

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Section 5 Summary

The quotes in this section, and throughout the remaining sections of this analysis, are taken from various points in the exercises.

Logical Analysis. Here the exercise contains stark, minimally described details and sums up the meaning and implications of each one. "Young man. Hat. Long thin neck. A young man with a hat and a plaited cord round it. That's the chief character."

Insistence. This lengthy version of the story (lengthy because of its repetitiveness) contains numerous examples of the speaker repeating his point in an insistent manner (see "Quotes", p. 62).

Ignorance. This version of the story is told from the point of view of someone answering questions about the situation from someone else, someone who neither knows nor cares about the specifics of the event. "He had words with another man? There's nothing unusual about that. And then I saw him again...

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