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Favorite Sentences

Favorite Sentences: So That I Would No Longer Be Afraid

Favorite Sentences: So That I Would No Longer Be Afraid

By Sylvia Jones   Norma, I did it by doing the things I was afraid of doing so that I would no longer be afraid. This is my favorite sentence in literature. It comes from Sandra Cisneros’ essay “A House of My Own” and appears […]

Favorite Sentences: You Have to Swallow the World

Favorite Sentences: You Have to Swallow the World

By Karen Keating After reading Vince Granata’s exquisite dissection of his favorite sentence, I felt inspired to revisit my own favorites, to examine them with the keen eye and grammatical astuteness of an MFA student, to marvel at their structural prowess, at their rhythmic delights. […]

Favorite Sentences: My Happiness Will Remain

Favorite Sentences: My Happiness Will Remain

By Vince Granata I don’t love how my favorite sentence became my favorite sentence. In fact, this origin story embarrasses me so much that I almost skipped sharing it. When I was a senior in college, a girl I was trying to date had a […]