Exercises in Style - Section 12 Summary & Analysis

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Section 12 Summary

Botanical. The characters, situation and events of the story are all described in botanical terms. "This corny, creeping sucker" is the young man in the hat.

Medical. In this version of the story, the narrator substitutes medical terms for many of the words. For example, "a dyspeptic who was suffering from chronic gigantism with tracheal elongation" is the young man with the long neck.

Abusive. The narrator of this version of the story puts a confrontational emphasis on all the characters, situations and events (see "Quotes, p. 175).

Gastronomical. In this exercise, the language substituted for the original is food-related. "But when [the young man] found out that he had bitten off more than he could chew, he quailed like a lily livered dunghill cock and bolted off to stew in his own juice."

Zoological. Here the story is told with substitutions of animals...

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