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MOE, Peter Wayne

Spring 2018, 48.1, pages 71-87

Something about the Written Delivery of the Line

Abstract: It is not happenstance that there is such a pervasive reliance on metaphors of the body to describe what a sentence does on the page. These metaphors point to a relationship between style and delivery, one that blurs the line between each. Setting recent redefinitions of delivery alongside teachers of writing talking about style, I work in this article through what one of my students calls “written delivery.” This written delivery asks that we—teachers and students, readers and writers—rethink not only what we do with sentences, but also how we understand the relationship between delivery and style, reader and writer.

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