The Howling Owl
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The Howling Owl

Essay

The Power of a Mundane Adverb

So much carried in such a little word

Stephen King is well known for his thoughts on adverbs: The road to hell is paved with them, apparently; they detract, they are weak, they carry no weight, are mere airy flimflam things. I’ve always agreed with him. But this weekend I’ve had cause to rethink his advice.

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