Lengthy sentences, comments, remarks and articles may cause some misunderstanding or a problem for a readers to comprehend what is written in all of it. I have been facing this problem from a long time. I need to share why my writings are like this. It has a strong reasons.
Most of my friends seem to remain annoyed with and to my long comments and sentences which even I cannot understand easily! Why! Let us share why! Crying before laughing seems that number of words with structure that lacks grammatical triangles inside the long sentences! Who made me feel compelled for it is none other than who can inspire any student to have compulsive disorders in writing! After all who is it!!!
As my father told about him, I started to write in English as the Third Language. However, even after doing ESL from South Australian Schools in 1989-90, I was rejected in most of writings with the following remarks from various resources in Australia and posted articles to some other English speaking countries:
1. Good Work, but your poems are too long, we cannot publish it.
2. Original Work, but we cannot publish such a big articles in our newspapers.
3. Great Effort, but who is going to make corrections in lengthy your works.
I do not know how to thank him, the person, who inspired me right from childhood, and his name is enough to laugh who have read his works.
"In grappling with Johnson’s sentences, students need ear-training in parallel structure and periodic suspense; old-fashioned sentence diagramming can help with this, and the Rambler sentence is tailor-made for the purpose (though virtually any paragraph will supply samples).
They also need alerting to the pleasures and purposes of Johnson’s well-timed shifts in diction (often from high and Latinate at a passage’s or paragraph’s outset, to plain and punchy at its conclusion).
Examples: the last stanza of the Levet elegy; the punch line of the “Short Song of Congratulation”; the plain speaking in the Chesterfield letter (“I never had a patron before”; “encumbers him with help”); the lists in Vanity (“Toil, envy, want . . .” <l. 160>); the famous (and almost self-contradictory) injunction about “the streaks of the tulip” (Rasselas, ch. 10). It is valuable, even important, to establish from the start that Johnson’s style is not all parallelism and orotundity. The power of plain words matters everywhere in his writing, and in his conversation (the dialogues from Boswell’s Life can make for an interesting comparison here).
(With all of my many thanks to and from the source: http://cerisia.cerosia.org/articles/251/Longman%20...
However, it helped me to write good works in my own languages, the Punjabi as the First and Hindi as the Second Languages from primary schools say from before little before 1980.
So, I started to learn English Grammars of 6th-8th, 9th-10th and up to that of 11th and by then 11th-12th as intensive studies during holidays of 8th Class/Grade at my school. However, all studies left me writing everything comprehensively without bothering about how BIG the sentences were.
I started to learn write short short stories and poems in 1991, and it was by then that works started to get published, but this problem still exists in my writing even though its not a problem for me.
However, my books remain full of this magic from Johnson, and no editor may correct my long sentences, so what was and is the result is more than a wonder.
When I edit one book that I have written, it turns into more than 2 books. lol
So is editing multiplication!
For me, its and all credit goes to the Samuel Johnson, the great and of course to my father Prof. Harnek Singh! (http://justus.anglican.org/resources/bio/20.html)
While I offer my thanksgiving after finding a lot about him today online, it makes me feel bit sad about he wants to say: "His final moments were filled with mental anguish and delusions; when his physician, Thomas Warren, visited and asked him if he were feeling better, Johnson burst out with: "No, Sir; you cannot conceive with what acceleration I advance towards death."<172>"
This revolutionary acceleration in artificial evolution, the creation of artificial intelliegnce seems the root cause of global and universal suffering many scholars and researchers seem to face in our modern world, who do not want to sell knowledge in the name of wisdom, and also those, who feel that scholars are not made, they are gift from God and Nature to us all and we can leave them as they are naturally without accelerating the processes of artificial evolutions.
We need it humanly to pray in the names of all, whom we respect and honer as in one's own name none has ever prayed as we understand what it means... when he wrote: "To thy fatherly protection, O Lord, I commend this family. Bless, guide, and defend them, that they may pass through this world, as finally to enjoy in thy presence everlasting happiness, for Jesus Christ's sake. Amen.<161>... Amen! Thanks! (With thanks from the source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Johnson
It seems when my works are published readers may find it easier to read even though more than 15 of my books have been published.
So and thus, I write long comments. It is also How and Why Write Long Sentences, Comments and the Long Discussions.
The point hidden in it is that it is a method of writing with auto-flow as well.
Thanks for your time to read it.