The Skidmore Guide to Writing
 

Small Words and Long Sentences

Scan your writing for small words and long sentences.  This combination often creates stupor-inducing wordiness and vagueness in your prose.

It is this book that must be read in order to observe the use of irony which is striking in her story due to the extreme sharpness of her perceptions.

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Her sharp perceptions produce striking irony in this book.

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