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October 11, 2005

Inner Music

AP Guide to News Writing (Ch 5 to 7) -- News Writing (EL 227)

I really enjoyed chapter 6 alot. It's about the "inner music of words." It explains that tone is very important and determines whether the reader is pleased or not. It also explains that by misusing a word destroys the tone. I never really thought about the "inner music" of words, but it makes alot of sense. It's something that journalists do so well, that it has become normal to use certain word clusters together. The chapter gave some examples of phrases that would sound ridiculous together, and they do. They simply listed words that mean the same things, and then showed the reader how only certain words sound right with certain phrases. Very useful information.

Posted by CheraPupi at October 11, 2005 7:49 PM

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