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  1. Oct 2021
  2. Sep 2021
    1. —n

      Again the use of dashes to signal list and in this case, the characteristics of death.

    2. —The good not done, the love not given, time Torn off unused—

      The dashes here signal that he is doing something here, in this case, citing a list of what one could be remorseful for. I think the list also emphasizes what the narrator thinks life should be used for, or what he belives others worry about.

  3. Jun 2021
  4. Nov 2020
    1. Note: Yes, it is sentence case, and yes, there should be a full stop if it was true sentence case — but for the love of all things good and designy, please don’t add a full stop.
  5. Oct 2020
    1. their—the

      the amount of em dashes in this short story is wild. makes the dialogue so vivid at times, especially when the mother paused before saying "her". sometimes the emdash also allows certain details or the voice of the narration to slip in. sometimes acts as a corrector for something else a character might have said (etiquette expectations? cover up what they would like to say?)

    1. Interesting that a "–" was used instead of a "-". I do like that distinction. "-" usually implies a compound/joining together of words, whereas this hear is separating distinct parts from each other (?).

  6. Sep 2020
    1. he Romans (c. 1st century BC) also occasionally used symbols to indicate pauses
    2. In addition, the Greeks used the paragraphos (or gamma) to mark the beginning of sentences, marginal diples to mark quotations, and a koronis to indicate the end of major sections.
    3. the Greeks were sporadically using punctuation marks consisting of vertically arranged dots—usually two (dicolon) or three (tricolon)—in around the 5th century BC as an aid in the oral delivery of texts.
    4. The earliest alphabetic writing — Phoenician, Hebrew, and others of the same family — had no capitalization, no spaces, no vowels (see abjad) and few punctuation marks.
    5. Ancient Chinese classical texts were transmitted without punctuation.
    6. The oldest known document using punctuation is the Mesha Stele (9
    7. The first writing systems were either logographic or syllabic
    8. The rules of punctuation vary with language, location, register, and time and are constantly evolving.
    9. In written English, punctuation is vital to disambiguate the meaning of sentences.
    10. Punctuation (or sometimes interpunction) is the use of spacing, conventional signs (called punctuation marks), and certain typographical devices as aids to the understanding and correct reading of written text, whether read silently or aloud.
  7. Feb 2020
    1. grammar : a punctuation mark — that is used especially to indicate a break in the thought or structure of a sentence
  8. Sep 2018
    1. .

      Here and at 1, "Hwæt.", the edition uses periods instead of commas. Many editions and translations use exclamation points at one or both places, which changes the tone. Eric Weiskott notes that the exclamation point was hundreds of years in the future when the manuscript was written: “Making Beowulf Scream: Exclamation and the Punctuation of Old English Poetry,” Journal of English and Germanic Philology 111.1 (2012), 25–41. DOI: 10.5406/jenglgermphil.111.1.0025

  9. Jul 2018
    1. “Gran! Gran!” Her little grandson stood on her lap in his button boots. He’d just come in from playing in the street. “Look what a state you’ve made your gran’s skirt into—you wicked boy!” But he put his arms round her neck and rubbed his cheek against hers. “Gran, gi’ us a penny!” he coaxed. “Be off with you; Gran ain’t got no pennies.” “Yes, you ‘ave.” “No, I ain’t.” “Yes, you ‘ave. Gi’ us one!” Already she was feeling for the old, squashed, black leather purse. “Well, what’ll you give your gran?” He gave a shy little laugh and pressed closer. She felt his eyelid quivering against her cheek. “I ain’t got nothing,” he murmured...

      Interludes of Ma Parker's memory and current events are linked by ellipses to form a montage of a story.

  10. Mar 2018
    1. was-- strength

      more frequent hyphen use

    2. vessel--the

      This paragraph has a lot of hyphen use.

    3. --my hair stood on end:--

      Shelley uses hyphens/dashes frequently in this text

    4. I no longer loved--Oh! no, I adored--worshipped--idolized her!

      The use of punctuation like this is seen several times throughout the story. Makes it funny!

  11. Jan 2018
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  14. Nov 2013
    1. I have to say he is right, not many people examine the currency and the negative effects of constant debasement by the Bank of Canada.

      "I have to say he is right; not many people examine the currency and the negative effects of constant debasement by the Bank of Canada.