The Philosophy of Style
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The Philosophy of Style

By Herbert Spencer
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Table of Contents
  • THE PHILOSOPHY OF STYLE.
  • Contents
  • PART I. CAUSES OF FORCE IN LANGUAGE WHICH DEPEND UPON ECONOMY OF THE MENTAL ENERGIES.
  • i. The Principle of Economy.
  • ii. Economy in the Use of Words.
  • iii. The Principle of Economy applied to Sentences.
  • iv. The Principle of Economy applied to Figures.
  • v. Suggestion as a Means of Economy.
  • vi. The Effect of Poetry explained.
  • PART II. CAUSES OF FORCE IN LANGUAGE WHICH DEPEND UPON ECONOMY OF THE MENTAL SENSIBILITIES.
  • i. The Law of Mental Exhaustion and Repair.
  • ii Explanation of Climax, Antithesis, and Anticlimax.
  • iii. Need of Variety.
  • iv. The Ideal Writer.
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