Author Archives: Debra Zarny

The “New Sentence” & “Chronic Meanings”

The “new sentence,” as discussed by Perelman in his essay, “is more or less ordinary itself, but gains its effect by being placed next to another sentence to which it has tangential relevance…” I found this idea to be interesting … Continue reading


“Jazz as Communication”

One of the goals of Hughes’ essay, “Jazz as Communication” is to try to define what Jazz is and how it influences his own writing. The first time Hughes defines Jazz is when he says, “Jazz is a great big … Continue reading