Writing for the Ear

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“Language can still be an adventure if we remember that words can make a kind of melody. In novels, news stories, memoirs and even to-the-point memos, music is as important as meaning. In fact, music can drive home the meaning of words.”

Constance Hale continues her New York Times series with a lesson on the sound of the sentence.


Lisa Dusenbery is the managing editor of The Rumpus. More from this author →