Content Tagged ‘narrative structure’

‘Nat Turner’s’ narrative structure

January 8, 2010 | 2 Comments

A lesson in structure

October 3, 2008 | 3 Comments

The King James Bible’s stories and ancient words and lovely turns of phrase have influenced legions of writers. I’m charmed by its liberal use of sobering colons: like so. And by the nonsensical italics. And there’s Jesus: talk about someone who works on multiple levels. He’s always getting thronged and spied upon—What’s he gonna do now?—and he delights in flummoxing. He speaks in riddles to the dumbfounded masses, though perhaps his rhetorical strategy is to intrigue them and, by using …

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