“Getting readers to hear tunes is what good writing is all about.” –Dona Hickey, Developing a Written Voice

English 30243
This course is designed to expand your understanding and repertoire of stylistic moves and to enable you to write the finely crafted, rhetorically sensitive prose that Cicero called eloquence. Oddly enough, although we tend to think of prose primarily as a visual entity, its effectiveness often substantially depends on the listening pleasure and emphasis it affords. So just as a musician develops an ear for pitch, we’ll work on developing an ear for words, for the melody and rhythm of language. We’ll work on developing what Joe Glaser calls “voices we want to listen to.”

Style Syllabus S12