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The Elements of Eloquence: How to Turn the Perfect English Phrase - Mark Forsyth
The Elements of Eloquence: How to Turn the Perfect English Phrase
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 Whether you want to achieve literary immortality or just persuade people of the genius of your thoughts, you don’t need to have anything to say – you simply need to say it well. And for that you need to know the simple tricks of the trade that have been in use from classic poetry to pop... show more
 Whether you want to achieve literary immortality or just persuade people of the genius of your thoughts, you don’t need to have anything to say – you simply need to say it well. And for that you need to know the simple tricks of the trade that have been in use from classic poetry to pop lyrics and from the King James Bible to advertising slogans. Inimitably entertaining, Mark Forsyth explains why you remember lines like ‘Tiger, tiger, burning bright’ and ‘To be or not to be’, and shows how you too can become a master of antithesis like Oscar Wilde. In an age unhealthily obsessed with substance, this is a book on the importance of pure style.
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Format: kindle
ASIN: B00CPPBQDS
Publisher: Icon Books
Pages no: 227
Edition language: English
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Olga Godim
Olga Godim rated it
5.0 Loving rhetoric
Marvelous! For a writer like me, without a formal writing education and largely self-taught, this book is a must. It talks about the rules of rhetoric – the rules for creating a memorable phrase. A writer must follow those rules, those rigid formulas, if she wants her writing to sound good, to invok...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it
5.0 The Elements of Eloquence: How to Turn the Perfect English Phrase
Did you know that adjectives in the English language have to be listed in a certain order to be correct? Specifically, they need to be ordered opinion-size-age-shape-color-origin-material-purpose. So you can have a beautiful small vintage round cream Italian marble sewing table, but try to rearran...
Peregrinations
Peregrinations rated it
Attention all you literary scholars and writers. This book is for you. Who ever knew that there is a rhetorical term for Yoda-speak!? I am loving every minute of this book. In fact, I'm about to order a hard copy. Forsyth goes through and term by term explains and illustrates the rhetorical tech...
msdandimite
msdandimite rated it
5.0 The Elements of Eloquence: How to Turn the Perfect English Phrase
Witty, wonderful and well worth a read.
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