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Some Points in the Study of English Prose Style

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 December 2020

Henry E. Shepherd*
College of Charleston, S. C.


I purpose in the present paper to direct attention to certain influences by whose action the character of our English prose style is being more or less affected. It will be apparent at a glance that I do not design an elaborate exposition of any one phase of our modern literary life, but simply a concise discussion of some of its aspects that have been impressed upon me during a varied and changeful career as teacher of English literature.

Research Article
Copyright © Modern Language Association of America, 1889

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